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:
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.