Content Roundup for September 2013

Monthly Roundup Icons 2It is time once again to do a link round-up of all the content I was involved in this month. That includes blog posts here and elsewhere, my podcast and webcast appearances and more.

September was a short month for blog posts after a very productive August. My one blog post here was a very important one that I recommend you read. Meanwhile I did have a pretty full slate of podcasts and webcasts, so there’s plenty of material to catch up on.

I’ve also got the most popular posts I made on social media. From Twitter, two of my tweets this month made my personal top 50 list. One was the 13th most retweeted and another took the number 33 slot on that list.

And of course to show that I’m practicing what I’m preaching, I list my contributions to crowdsourced projects this month.

Read on to see what you might have missed…

Blogging & other Writing

Here are my blog posts this month:

Podcasting & Video

Podcast IconI contributed segments to these episodes of Skepticality and Virtual Skeptics:

  • September 4: Virtual Skeptics Episode #55 – Why skeptics should use Google Chrome.
  • September 10: Skepticality podcast #214 – Skepticism & government; tracking pending legislation using online tools.
  • September 11: Virtual Skeptics Episode #56 – Tools for tracking legislation.
  • September 18: Virtual Skeptics Episode #57 – Follow-ups on legislation tracking and The Block Bot.
  • September 24: Skepticality podcast #215 – Vaccine violence plus Wikipedia vandalism.

Social Media

Twitter IconI posted on Twitter:

  • 197 regular tweets, including:
    • 22 “What’s the harm in…?” stories
    • 30 daily skeptic history facts
    • 49 retweets of other people
  • Plus 76 replies to other Twitter posts for a total of 273 tweets

(Much, but not all, of this is also cross-posted to Facebook. A limited subset is cross-posted to Google Plus).

Here are highlights, the tweets that were retweeted and favorited the most.

To get these as I post them, you should follow me on Twitter here.

Crowdsourcing Contributions

Here were my contributions to various projects in August:

Wikipedia IconI contributed 3 edits to Wikipedia.

I rated 1 site on Web of Trust but left no new site scorecard comments.

I made 13 edits to the Skeptic History database. It now has 1,499 items in it.

I added no new rebuttals to RBUTR.

I made over 530 edits on Lanyrd The curated guide to skeptic conferences, workshops and symposia (link in the sidebar at right) now contains 240 events, 28 coming up in 2013 and 2014 as well as 212 past events.  (See the recent post on the Lanyrd speaker directory for why info on past events is so important).

Now we enter the spooky month of October.