When not based there the data somehow is agregated and united there. Much likeopen source schemes that are built around a source code that is made public. BothGoogle and Facebook are at the moment matrix places and destinies for where themain drivers for research somehow can be found and data mined.Having considered that the central theme of open research is to make clearaccounts of the methodology freely available via the web, and online devices alongwith, any data or results extracted or derived from them of course one needs tobare in mind these two platforms as the main central platforms of research.Looking at these platforms as matrix places of research that permit a massivelydistributed collaboration, and one in which anyone may participate at any level of aresearch project.
Dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software iskeyto research and business
At present the world is in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological andeconomic shift where software companies, namelly web based or somehowpowered by social technologies and venture international capital are poised to takeover large sections of the economy. This creates new oportunities and challengesfor old business models and changes the way research has been conducted. In thislandscape the paper of research is still in its premium form based in Universities,research centers and scholar organisations of course. However the shift is that theseplaces and the premium global centers for research have to look at the real timedata of search engines and the social media web to be on the top of what are thetrends and new developments. It is in here that Open research is taking its placeand becoming the only way to go in parallel with ways of looking into changemanagement and open business. Also it is here that Facebook and Google havebeen increasingly being part of the picture. But we can add as well other onlinecritical tools for Open Research: Wikipedia, Amazon, LinkedIn, Slideshare,Twitter, Apple iTunes and Apps, open source tools and so forth.