December wasn’t as busy as the previous two months, at least online. My day job and holiday preparations took up most of my time, as I am sure is true for many others. But I still got some interesting things posted, and did some housecleaning in the blog here with a new graphical theme and toolbars at the top. Meanwhile there were several interesting references and conversations on other blogs that related to the projects here.
If you were busy too and missed some of the action during the month, 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 material I post on other blogs, my podcasting activities, my best posts on Twitter as well as key shout-outs or mentions elsewhere.
Read on to see what you missed!
Here were my blog posts this month.
- December 6: JREF: Skeptic History: Bermuda Triangle
- December 9: Skeptools: Where to Get Your Dose of Skeptic History (See tab at top)
- December 10: Skeptools: What’s the Harm? (See tab at top)
Mentions and follow-ups on other blogs:
- December 20: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia: William B. Davis ~ Page Makeover
Podcasting & Video
I contributed a Skeptic History segment to this episode of Skepticality:
- December 13: #172: Magnetic Force
Some shout-outs and mentions on other audio & video casts:
- December 6: SkepticampDC: A Few More Nibbles from the Whole Tooth by Michael Cornett
Technically posted Nov. 27. Shoutouts to What’s the Harm at 13:34, 28:48 and 30:28. Thanks Michael!
- December 26: Caustic Soda: Quackery
Lots of harm stories, and a nice plug for What’s the Harm at the end. Thanks guys!
- December 30: InKredulous: InKredulous #11
The host, Andy Lewis, used Skeptic History items from the JREF Today in Skeptic History iPhone app as basis of a round of questions. Thanks for the plug!
- December 31: Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: Episode #337 (around 28:45 into the episode)
A nice shout-out to me for my role in the apprehension of David Mabus. Thanks, Rebecca!
I posted on Twitter:
- 126 regular tweets, including:
- 22 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
- 31 Skeptic History facts
- Plus 125 replies to other Twitter posts
Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most. It starts, as it often does, some compelling What’s the Harm stories:
What's the harm in Scientology? More details on the woman imprisoned for a decade. bit.ly/sKXFyt—
Tim Farley (@krelnik) December 09, 2011
A computer security warning:
A humorous incident on Wikipedia (which you can see here for yourself)
Leon Festinger is a popular man:
Vaccines continue to be a big issue for skeptics:
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 98 edits to Wikipedia.
I rated 10 sites on Web of Trust and left 3 site scorecard comments.
I made 16 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1,403 items.
What, ho? Now we head into 2012!