April is the start of skeptic event season in the US, so there was a bit of activity around that. In social media, a tweet of mine about American Airlines quickly became my second most retweeted item ever, thanks as usual to the Bad Astronomer. Also on Twitter, I picked a bit of a fight with some atheists, which resulted in lots of page views here.
Anyway, if you were busy during April and missed some of the action, here’s a way to catch up. Herein are links to 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. This is part of the build-up to the workshop I’m presenting at TAM 2012 in July, titled “The Future of Skepticism Online: Crowd-sourced Activism”. I hope many of you will join me for that.
Read on to see what you might have missed…
Here were my blog posts this month.
- April 2: Skeptools: RBUTR is the newest tool in the skeptic arsenal
- April 9: Skeptools: To reach out to non-skeptics, you’ll need some basic SEO
- April 10: Skeptools: How many skeptic podcasts are there? Please help me find them all
- April 13: Skeptools: There is no #AntiAtheistCampaign on Twitter. It’s just a crackdown on spam.
- April 16: Skepchick: Crowdsourcing Skeptical Outreach on Wikipedia
- April 27: JREF Blog: Skeptic History: Asteroids
- April 29: Skeptools: Is 2012 the year of skeptical software tools?
Mentions and links on other blogs:
- March 16: Two Different Girls: The JREF Forum Scholarship, and an Internet Family A nice mention of me I stupidly missed including in last month’s round-up.
- April 13: Two of the blogs I cited in my #AntiAtheistCampaign post including What Would JT Do? and Esoterica issued corrections and thanked me, linking to my post. Thanks!
- April 14: Doubtful News: No, Twitter is not being anti-atheist.
- April 15: The Twenty-First Floor: Skeptic News: Atheists Accuse Twitter of Censorship… Again Nice coverage of that same post.
- April 22: The Twenty-First Floor: Skeptic News: AIDS Kills Another AIDS Denier Thanks for the link to What’s the Harm, too!
- April 25: RBUTR blog: Newsletter #3
Podcasting & Video
I contributed segments to these episodes of Skepticality:
- April 28: Skeptic Zone #184: Interview with Tim Farley Thanks, Richard!
I posted on Twitter:
- 176 regular tweets, including:
- 18 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
- 31 Daily skeptic history facts
- 42 retweets of other people
- Plus 182 replies to other Twitter posts for a total of 358 tweets
Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted the most.
(10 retweets, 1 favorite)
(14 retweets, 6 favorites)
(20 retweets, 5 favorites)
How many skeptic podcasts are there? I reveal my answer: bit.ly/HEt7ke Did I miss any? Please comment!—
Tim Farley (@krelnik) April 10, 2012
(6 retweets, 6 favorites)
Tim Farley (@krelnik) April 13, 2012
(7 retweets, 3 favorites)
Tim Farley (@krelnik) April 18, 2012
(7 retweets, 3 favorites)
Tim Farley (@krelnik) April 21, 2012
(17 retweets, 1 favorited)
Tim Farley (@krelnik) April 22, 2012
(119 retweets, 9 favorites) Reached up to 197,000 users on Twitter, thanks to Phil.
(9 retweets, 2 favorites)
(13 retweets, 1 favorite)
(7 retweets, 4 favorites)
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 5 edits to Wikipedia.
I rated 5 sites on Web of Trust and left 1 new site scorecard comment.
I made 11 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1423 items.
On to May, to be certain.