Thought this was cool: Bursting the Filter of our Peers: A Reddit Experiment
I’m in the process of writing a summary blog post to draw this together.
Let me go further in this quest for bursting the filter of our peers. Currently there are a slew of sites that features random and interesting elements of knowledge. Let me take for instance two of them: Reddit and Metafilter. These two boards are specifically banning whoever posts about their own blogs or their own material. I personally don’t know how to go about posting to these boards when there is something posted here that is truly amazing. I prefer posting here but then that automatically stops me from posting to these outlets. This blog’s content is not really about my own production but really a way to put in context some of the most advanced research out there. It is in fact so much at the edge of what we know that nobody else besides a few specialists have really touched or even learned about it. Since most preprints do not see the light of the day in terms of publication until one or two years later, we cannot really afford good ideas and implementation languish in the peer review stage for ever. Since I have a bad experience with the Machine Learning forum on Reddit, I just decided to create a new subreddit called CompressiveSensing. If you are in the Reddit community, please join the group and post links or whatever you think fits into the very general themes of compressive sensing (in the most liberal use of the word, yes that includes machine learning) or advanced matrix factorization.
(h/t to Albert Vilella for pointing the info on CrossValidated )