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The Shy Connector

‘How to get strangers to talk to you’ instead of ‘How to talk to strangers’? I find this blog post and slide-show quite interesting. I see how it may apply to introverts – and I sure am not one of them – but I can also see how much of it applies equally well to…

As you may have noticed if you saw this or you follow me on Twitter/FriendFeed/Facebook, I spent half of Tuesday and all of Wednesday at the XXVI International Association of Science Parks World Conference on Science & Technology Parks in Raleigh. The meeting was actually longer (starting on Sunday and ending today), but I was…

I’ll be going to IASP next week, one of several people reporting from it for Science In The Triangle. We have organized our coverage strategically – I will be there for a couple of events on Tuesday and all day Wednesday. I’ll be posting here and on Twitter and Science In The Triangle will aggregate…

My interviews with Radio Belgrade

Last year in May, when I visited Belgrade, I gave interviews with Radio Belgrade, talking about science publishing, Open Access, science communication and science blogging. The podcasts of these interviews – yes, they are in Serbian! – are now up: Part 1 Part 2 I know that this blog has some ex-Yugoslavs in its regular…

I know it’s been a couple of months now since the ScienceOnline’09 and I have reviewed only a couple of sessions I myself attended and did not do the others. I don’t know if I will ever make it to reviewing them one by one, but other people’s reviews on them are under the fold…

Ask the pilot: Ask yourself this: Whom would you prefer at the controls of your plane on a stormy night, a pilot who smoked a joint three days ago, or one who had six hours of sleep prior to a 13-hour workday in which he’s performed half a dozen takeoffs and landings? The first pilot…

Hey, You Can’t Say That! Or can you?

I have received, from a friend, a draft of an intra-institutional guideline for employee blogging and online behavior. The employer has been anonymized. The document has been written by non-scientist non-bloggers at the institution and is making the rounds prior to formal review and approval. We have talked about this at ScienceOnline’09 in the session…

You know I am very interested in the way the Web is changing the workplace, in many instances eliminating the need for having a physical office. Michael Rosenblum appears to feel the same way about it: Two years ago, we began a very interesting experiment with a major cable provider. We built and ran (and…