Content Roundup for May 2012: Summer is Coming
June 2, 2012 2 Comments
In May I’ve been getting close to the post frequency I had hoped to. I’ve been shooting for about 3 or 4 a week. Yes, I know many bloggers post multiple times per day. I’m what some call a slow blogger, and I’m fine with that.
But even at a slow rate, I know people are busy and can’t always follow the posts. If you missed some of the action in May, here’s a way to catch up. Herein are links to the content I’ve been involved with in the last month. It includes this blog as well as the material I post on other blogs, my podcasting activities, my best posts on Twitter as well as key shout-outs or mentions elsewhere.
I’m also trying to document on a monthly basis what my contributions are to several skeptic-relevant crowdsourcing projects. This is in part because of the workshop I’m presenting at TAM 2012 in July, titled “The Future of Skepticism Online: Crowd-sourced Activism”. I hope many of you will join me for that.
Read on to see what you might have missed…
Here were my blog posts this month.
- May 2: Skeptools: Wishlist Wednesday: Skeptic Podcast Sampler
- May 3: Skeptools: Finding targets for skeptical analysis via RBUTR
- May 4: JREF blog: Skeptic History: Pulitzer Prizes
- May 8: Skeptools: Data-Driven Skepticism
- May 9: Skeptools: Wishlist Wednesday: Skeptic Day Trips
- May 11: JREF blog: Skeptic History: Spam, Spam, Spam
- May 12: Skeptools: A Lesson from Neil Denny: Outside Funding for Skeptic Projects
- May 15: Skeptools: Credibility Cues on Skeptic Web Sites
- May 17: Skeptools: How to build link strength for your skeptic web site
- May 18: JREF blog: Skeptic History: Doyle vs. Rhine (One of my favorite history stories)
- May 21: Skeptools: Robots don’t get sarcasm – don’t link directly to bad content on social media!
- May 22: Skeptools: Google Knowledge Graph benefits from skeptic Wikipedia efforts
- May 25: JREF blog: James Randi features prominently in Google’s latest
Mentions and links on other blogs:
- May 3: Skepticblog: The Wikipediatrician Excellent write-up of Susan Gerbic with a kind mention of me.
- May 6: Skeptical Science: rbutr Puts Climate Information In Front of Those Who Need It Most Guest post by Shane Greenup that mentions this site.
- May 11: RBUTR Blog: Catching Up – Writing More! Shane mentions my May 3 skeptools post.
Podcasting & Video
I contributed segments to these episodes of Skepticality:
- May 16: Skeptics’ Guide 5×5 #113: What’s the Harm? Thanks for the nice plug for the site and the shout out from Bob!
I posted on Twitter:
- 219 regular tweets, including:
- 26 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
- 31 daily skeptic history facts
- 63 retweets of other people
- Plus 156 replies to other Twitter posts for a total of 375 tweets
Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most.
(9 retweets, 1 favorite)
A story about synaesthesia was very popular with skeptics, but it turned out not to be true. (Note how the correction didn’t spread nearly as far).
(13 retweets, 2 favorites)
(17 retweets, 1 favorite)
(13 retweets, 7 favorites)
(11 retweets, 2 favorites)
To get these as I post them, you should follow me on Twitter here.
Here were my contributions to various projects this month:
I contributed 4 edits to Wikipedia. (Susan, forgive me).
I rated 16 sites on Web of Trust and left 2 new site scorecard comments.
I made 3 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1423 items.
I continued to update my Skepticism event guide on Lanyrd with changes to the TAM schedule and so on.
I guess you can see the cost paid for the increased blogging – less crowdsourcing. Ah well. On to June, bug.