Archive for the ‘Socializing’ Category

October 12, 2009 9

Alternative talk styles

By in Hacks, Opinion, Socializing, Talks

Tweet I went to a toastmasters meeting, and found some interesting tricks to improve presentations. For example, they count the "ahhs", "hmm" etc. Since then I’m surprised at how many scientific talks are filled with those. A minor thing, but very effective. I didn’t keep going to meetings because it looked to me that the [...]

September 12, 2009 0

Hierarchy of modern life distractions

By in Social Media, Socializing, Web 2.0

Tweet Hilarious visualization here: Reminds me why, after sacrificing it to the washing machine twice, I decided not to have a mobile phone. (credit:

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July 6, 2009 4

Sharing tiny nuggets of wisdom with twitter: use the #AcaProd hashtag

By in Announcements, Blog, e-Science, Social Media, Socializing, Web 2.0

Tweet We want anyone to be able to contribute to One way to do this is to leave blog posts open (but with a review queue). We proposed this method here, but not many people seem to be making use of it. Maybe writing a blog post is too time consuming, and the barrier [...]

June 4, 2009 0

Science Online London 2009

By in Conferences, e-Science, Social Media, Socializing, Web 2.0

Tweet If you are interested in scientific blogging and collaborative tools for research and happen to be in the UK this summer, here’s an event not to be missed: Science Online London 2009 will explore the latest trends in science online. How is the Web affecting the work of researchers, science communicators, journalists, librarians, educators, [...]

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February 28, 2009 8

Zotero 1.5 Beta Released. The sharing features are here, and also getting meta data from existing pdfs

By in Evaluation, Reference management, Socializing, Software, Writing

Tweet This is an exciting release. In a single stroke, Zotero may have added the most important feature of online apps such as citeUlike (collaboration) and the best feature of Mendeley (metadata extraction). I have no idea how well these work, as I have just moved to zotero recently and don’t want to risk trying [...]