Content Roundup for August 2012 – Dragon*Con

August didn’t offer much time to recover from The Amazing Meeting before we had to jump right into Dragon*Con. Phew, who has time to read blogs?

Here’s a way to catch up. Below 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.

In an effort to practice what I preach, I’m also trying to document on a monthly basis what my contributions are to several skeptic-relevant crowdsourcing projects.

Read on to see what you might have missed…

Blogging

Here were my blog posts this month.

Mentions and links on other blogs:

Audio & Video

I contributed segments to these episodes of Skepticality and Virtual Skeptics:

On other podcasts or videos:

Social Media

I posted on Twitter:

  • 212 regular tweets, including:
    • 26 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
    • 31 daily skeptic history facts
    • 38 retweets of other people
  • Plus 163 replies to other Twitter posts for a total of 375 tweets

Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most.

(14 retweets, 2 favorites)

(16 retweets, 1 favorites)


(13 retweets, 2 favorites)

(26 retweets, 2 favorites)

(7 retweets, 7 favorites)

Thanks to Simon Singh for tweeting What’s the Harm:

(41 retweets, 11 favorites)

(10 retweets, 1 favorite)

(9 retweets, 2 favorites)

(13 retweets, 1 favorite)

As usual, Phil Plait knocked this one out of the park with this retweet of the above:

(32 retweets, 9 favorites)

(14 retweets)

This is now the third most retweeted item I’ve ever posted on Twitter according to favstar.fm:

(69 retweets, 2 favorites)

(8 retweets, 2 favorites)

(9 retweets, 1 favorite)

Dammit, I misspelled Pamela Gay’s handle @starstryder. Oh well it’s the thought that counts, right?

(8 retweets, 4 favorites)

(9 retweets, 6 favorites)


(12 retweets, 3 favorites)

To get these as I post them, you should follow me on Twitter here.

Crowdsourcing Contributions

Here were my contributions to various projects this month:

I contributed nothing to Wikipedia.  I hang my head in shame.

I rated 19 sites on Web of Trust but left no site scorecard comments.

I made 4 edits to the Skeptic History database. It still has 1,423 items, same as last month.

I added 3 new rebuttals to RBUTR

I made 125 edits on Lanyrd, mostly Skeptrack stuff but also some remaining ‘coverage’ of TAM2012 such as videos.

And now I’m going to try to really rest!.

About Tim Farley
Focused on online misinformation, Tim Farley is a software engineer, computer security expert and scientific skeptic who created the site What's The Harm. He is a Past Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation.

One Response to Content Roundup for August 2012 – Dragon*Con

  1. sgerbic says:

    Not sure if you saw this video I uploaded or not.

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