Serious squishy cow chat

Sometimes I forget that not everyone who sees my tweets has had access to my entire back catalog of online ramblings. I did a poll a while ago and discovered that many of my Twitter followers don’t know Squishy Cow, or haven’t seen my Lego videos. Both are some of…

Being John Malkovich, and six other Twitter users

What if you could be someone else for a day? Well, you can’t. You’re stuck with being you. But you can experience Twitter as someone else, and that’s almost as good, if not better.   What? How? Tell me more! The app Antipersona, created by Anastasios Germanidis, let’s you pick…

Tweets Behind the Research – #overlyhonestmethods

Scientists on Twitter came out of the woodwork to tweet their #overlyhonestmethods this week. Thousands of tweets all described the reality behind many of the vague phrases in methods sections, after an initial tweet by @dr_leigh. As I was reading along (see some of my favourites below), they reminded me…

The Internet – an interlude

I know I owe you two more days of play by play conference updates, but here is something much more interesting, about the internet as a community. A lot was said this weekend about commenting on blogs, and reading blogs, and who reads what and when and how often and…

Unexpected Haikus on Twitter – science and other haikus

And I’m back. That was not a very long blog break, but a necessary one. During the blog break I didn’t stop writing: I have several thousands words of insecure drivel, which I thought would make good blog posts for after my blog break. Haha, they’re absolutely terrible. I have…