Content Roundup: February 2012 has a Leap Day

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.

Ah 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.

Podcasting & Video

I contributed Skeptic History segments to these episodes of Skepticality:

Social Media

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.

Crowdsourcing Contributions

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.

1 thought on “Content Roundup: February 2012 has a Leap Day

  1. sgerbic

    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.

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