Wow, October was busy for me. Maybe not Novella-level busy, but I’ve had a faster pace of posting over at JREF’s blog, and high interest in my social media posts. So if you missed some of the action during October, here’s a way to catch up.
This is the monthly roundup – links to all the content I’ve been involved with in the last month. It includes this blog as well as the stuff I post on other blogs, my podcasting activities, my best posts on Twitter as well as key shout-outs or mentions elsewhere.
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Here were my blog posts this month. I’m starting to get a bit more productive and work on a schedule. Also, you can see I’ve started posting some short Skeptic History essays over at the JREF site in addition to the all other venues.
- October 7: JREF: UK Alt-Med Practitioners Are Feeling Pain
- October 11: JREF: Skeptic History: U.S. Medical Regulation
- October 13: Skeptools: Skeptic History everywhere you look
- October 13: JREF: Follow Up on NOFOLLOW (Crossposted here on Skeptools too)
- October 18: JREF: Skeptic History: The Randomness of Dates
- October 20: JREF: Skeptic Metrics: Measuring Our Impact Online
- October 21: Skeptools: Hypothes.is could become a crucial tool for skeptics
- October 25: JREF: Skeptic History: Vaccines
- October 29: JREF: Finding Skeptic News Online
- October 31: JREF: Skeptic History: Halloween Hoaxes
Mentions and follow-ups on other blogs:
- October 9: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia: Conversations (Shout out)
- October 21: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia: Anderson Cooper and John Edward ~ a new friendship (Responding to my Skeptic Metrics post above)
- October 29: One Astronomer’s Noise: Black holes, Homeopathy, and Robots… Stuff I’ve Missed
I contributed Skeptic History segments to these episodes of Skepticality:
Some shout-outs and mentions on other podcasts:
If you haven’t listened to Scopes yet, I highly recommend it. It focuses on the intersection between skepticism and sound and music. I love skeptic specialization like that, it’s really the way to go.
I posted on Twitter:
- 169 regular tweets, including:
- 19 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
- 31 Skeptic History facts
- 133 replies to other Twitter posts
Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most. October began with two different celebrity “What’s the Harm” stories in the same week. First Kevin Sorbo:
Then Steve Jobs:
My JREF post about Nightingale Collaboration was popular:
Later that week, Orac disagreed on the Steve Jobs story:
A skeptic history that tied in with recent news:
Thank you to Ben Goldacre for sending this tweet that included a What’s the Harm link, it generated over 100 retweets and exposed hundreds of people to the site:
Some more What’s the Harms:
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 21 edits to Wikipedia.
I rated 4 sites on Web of Trust.
I made 11 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1377 items.
Stay tuned for November.