Usually one tries to jazz up these “roundup” or “wrap-up” posts with some sort of unifying theme or lesson. But I’m afraid February is a short month, and it was short of obvious unifying themes as well.
Anyway, if you were busy during February (as I was) and missed some of the action during the month, here’s a way to catch up. Herein are 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.
I’m also trying to document on a monthly basis what my contributions are to several skeptic-relevant crowdsourcing projects. The reason for all that will become more obvious later in the year, when I reveal the results of some super-secret projects I have in the works.
But meanwhile, read on to see what you might have missed…
Here were my blog posts this month.
- February 20: Skeptools: How To Edit Wikipedia Part I: Set up your account
- February 24: JREF: Skeptic History: Wakefield
- February 27: Skeptools: How To Edit Wikipedia Part II: Patrol for vandalism
Podcasting & Video
I contributed Skeptic History segments to these episodes of Skepticality:
- February 14: #176: A Midsummer Night’s Foxconn
- February 28: #177: Can You Make Your Brain Happy?
I posted on Twitter:
- 159 regular tweets, including:
- 23 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
- 30 Skeptic History facts
- Plus 106 replies to other Twitter posts for a total of 265 tweets
Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most.
(14 retweets + 1 favorite)
(11 retweets + 1 favorite)
Chuck has many fans:
A rare case of acupuncture harm:
(12 retweets + 2 favorites)
An interesting Guardian essay:
(16 retweets + 2 favorites)
People are excited about Penn Radio’s return as Penn’s Sunday School:
(12 retweets + 8 favorites)
A horrible homeopath story from 1940:
(41 retweets + 2 favorite)
Of course I had some Leap Day skeptic history ready & waiting. Unless you have the iPhone app you won’t see these again for four years:
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 56 edits to Wikipedia.
I rated 3 sites on Web of Trust and but left no site scorecard comments.
I made 10 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1410 items.
On to March.
12:40pm EST: Updated to include the two leap day skeptic histories.
Love secret projects! Always gives me hope that someone else has something good up their sleeve. Makes me start thinking about what I should be working on too.