SciFund Success and Social Media

<p>SciFund results and data were discussed partly by Zen Faulkes, who also led a succesfully funded project, at <a href="http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2011/12/sayonara-scifund.html">http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2011/12/sayonara-scifund.html</a> and in social media such as in this comment, "Funding was correlated to likes on Facebook" in <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/DoctorZen/status/169213149759807488">https://twitter.com/#!/DoctorZen/status/169213149759807488</a>. Data were shared via a Google Document at the link below and had been compiled from public sources.</p> <p><strong>About SciFund: The #SciFund Challenge raised over <strong>$75,000</strong> for science, from 1440 contributors!  </strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong>What?</strong> Can scientists raise money for their research by convincing the general public to open their wallets for small-amount donations? The process is called crowdfunding. </p> <p><strong>Who?</strong> Forty-nine scientists from a wide variety of disciplines (ecology to computer science to applied math) in five countries signed on to crowdfund their research.</p> <p><strong>When?</strong> November 1-December 15, 2011.</p> <p><strong>Where?</strong> The #SciFund Challenge was run through RocketHub, <a href="http://www.rockethub.com/projects/scifund">http://www.rockethub.com/projects/scifund</a> a major crowdfunding platform on the Internet. A blog was the community hub for the Challenge, <a href="http://scifund.wordpress.com/">http://scifund.wordpress.com/</a>. </p>