The Digital Ecologies Research Partnership, An Initiative by Websites Like Reddit to Provide Data to Researchers

DERP

The Digital Ecologies Research Partnership (DERP) is an initiative by websites like reddit to provide public social data to academic researchers. Other involved community websites include Imgur, FARK, StackExchange, and Twitch. DERP specifically aims to solve two major problems: the difficulty for academic researchers to obtain this kind of data, and the difficulty in providing cross-platform analysis. Interested researchers can submit a proposal with a research outline in order to access DERP community data.

DERP focuses on providing public data to academic researchers while facilitating an active online research community of Fellows. DERP will only support research that respects user privacy, responsibly uses data, and meets IRB approval. All research supported by DERP will be released openly and made publicly available. Partner platforms may also have additional guidelines and privacy commitments that apply to the research they support.

via Tim Hwang

Bicyclick, A Simple Device That Helps a Pair of Bikes Stand By Clicking Their Handlebars Together

Bicyclick is a simple tool that attaches to the end of a bicycle handlebar, letting users click a pair of bikes together to help them stand up. The Bicyclick also works with an additional accessory called Click-Base, which attaches to walls, so a single bike can be propped up without causing the black skid marks handlebars leave behind on white walls. Bicyclick’s creators are currently seeking funding for the project on Kickstarter.

Bicyclick

Bicyclick

Bicyclick

Bicyclick

images via Bicyclick

via Gajitz, The Awesomer