#SciFund Round 2 success and social media

2012-06-20T20:59:44Z (GMT) by Zen Faulkes
<p>The #SciFund Challenge is a crowdfunding effort for science. The second round ran during the month of May, 2012, and raised $100,345 for 75 scientific research projects, in diverse fields such as biology, astronomy, psychology, and chemistry.</p> <p>Some basic information about this round of the challenge can be found at these posts on the #SciFund blog (includes analysis of some of the data here):</p> <p><a href="http://scifundchallenge.org/blog/2012/06/08/round-by-round-part-1/">http://scifundchallenge.org/blog/2012/06/08/round-by-round-part-1/</a></p> <p><a href="http://scifundchallenge.org/blog/2012/06/20/round-by-round-part-2/">http://scifundchallenge.org/blog/2012/06/20/round-by-round-part-2/</a></p> <p>The social media data here were compiled from public sources (e.g., the <a href="http://www.rockethub.com/projects/scifund">RocketHub website</a>, video hosting counts) as soon as possible after the completion of #SciFund (i.e., within hours after the last project closed).</p>