Archives for July, 2010

Yeah, last Friday I threatened a sequel and here it is. Too much fun. And once again, looking in the mirror is a bit tough on this one. I did do a quick search on my blog posts and none of the offending phrases shows up per se. But, some seem a little too familiar.…

A few of us are proposing this session at the upcoming Science Foo Camp at Google HQ this coming weekend: The Joys and Sorrows of Blogging on a Network What with the recent Pepsigate crisis at ScienceBlogs and some rumblings at Nature Network not to mention a bunch of new players on the blogging network…

A few months ago I posted a fairly long essay on how I was approaching the challenge of thinking about the future. I modelled myself on a few articles by futurist Jamais Casico and focused on why thinking about the future matters, finding the right questions to ask about the future and recognizing that the…

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I pay quite close attention to the InsideHigherEd web magazine. They cover lots of library issues and issues that are relevant to libraries, their blog network is pretty good with solid coverage of higher education issues and Joshua Kim’s instructional technology blog covers a lot…

Bora Zivkovic for several years has been doing interviews with the attendees at the annual ScienceOnline conferences. The latest interview is with my longtime blog buddy Stephanie Willen Brown, AKA The CogSciLibrarian! What aspect of science communication and/or particular use of the Web in science interests you the most? Science needs good public relations right…

This is soooo funny. So funny it hurts. Ok, so maybe I’ve been guilty of one or two of these. Ok, maybe you have too. The more you’re guilty, the funnier it is. To many, the Internet is a world full of promise. To others, a ripe field ready to be harvested by douchebags. Both…

More on the future of bookstores

A great article in last Friday’s Globe and Mail, Will the last bookstore please turn out the lights? The main thrust of the article is that while there’s a lot of doom and gloom in the industry, there’s also some hope and, more importantly, some innovation. One source of Bleumer’s optimism is the “ferocious” level…

What with the recent blogospheric developments, I thought it would be a great idea to reprint a post from a couple of years ago where I turned the tables on Bora and interviewed him about science blogging, science and ScienceOnline. The original post is from March 13, 2008. I’d also like to point you to…

The fallout of the Pepsigate scandal continues. Bora’s recent relative blogging silence left me with a bad feeling, an ominous feeling. A feeling like the other shoe was about to drop. Well, it did. Bora is leaving ScienceBlogs. As with most of Bora’s giant summary zeitgeist posts, you just have to read the whole thing…

So, it appears that Batman is on Twitter. From the newly renamed Blastr site, I give you a selection of Batman’s 34 greatest tweets: Watch out criminal scum, I’m trying to kick caffeine again. And we all remembered what happened last time, don’t we? DON’T WE!!! Going to help with the clean up effort in…

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