Well, I am not sure that my brain wave on conductance worked quite as well as I had hoped. Can’t win them all.

I’ve been playing with Connotea which is an online reference manager, with added social networking. It’s quite cute actually. The basic idea is sound enough, the interface reasonable. It allows commenting and you can look at other peoples stuff also. But it would be a hell of a lot better if it worked all the time. It seems to fail on a lot of DOIs, doesn’t seem to work on pubmed as it is advertised to do, and can’t work at all with sites that it doesn’t know — you would have thought that some heuristics would do the trick for most pages. After all, it works for Google scholar.

Originally published on my old blog site.

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