These are links I shared in the various social media platforms this spring (2012). Rather than letting them vanish into the timeline, I’ve collected them here and categorized them under editing, science, and the rest.
- Lots of buzz about the upcoming conference of the Editors’ Association of Canada.
- Congrats to colleague Dawn Hunter on winning another award! Her book _Beyond Bullets_ won for memoir. and has since been nominated for the Norma Fleck award for children’s writing (her second nomination for this award, and for this book).
- A Letter to a Prospective Lexicographer
- How A Book Is Born: INFOGRAPHIC
- How about debunking some punctuation myths to help you unwind?
- “Long time coming: long-form non-fiction” ["singles" for e-readers] Quill & Quire
@CopyCurmudgeon OSX tip: Shift+apple+V or shift+opt+apple+V is paste without formatting in most programs. So it’s less obvious when you steal from Wikipedia
- Unpro “squee”. MT
@talksciencetome: Did you know @UN refers to Editors’ Association of Canada’s professional standards? bit.ly/NQFcUA -bottom of pg
- Working for Academic Editing Agencies (by Anna Sharman) – Louise Harnby | Proofreader louiseharnbyproofreading.weebly.com/4/post/2012/06… via
- Inner Ear photo Makes obvious where “flakes” come from to cause vertigo.
- Close-up of magnetic solar filament erupting during the early hours of February 24, 2012.
@RicDay: This, totally wins the Venus transit photo contest. Amazing, awesome shot! blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2…
- That’s what Herschel said when he discovered the EM spectrum (that contains X-rays, radio, microwave, etc. and let us discover vast amounts about distant parts of the universe): RT
@novaphysics: Peter Higgs on Higgs boson: haven’t faintest idea of applications. http://t.co/TVFliW2n
- All 786 known planets, drawn to scale. Really? Count them, and report back to me. http://xkcd.com/1071/
- Every Friday, Kimberly Gerson writes about a sciency thing that fiction writers often get wrong. I discovered her blog when she wrote about the story’s victim running out of air and what that might really be like. http://kimberlygerson.com/2012/04/friday-fiction-facts-trapped-in-an-airtight-room/
- RT @socialfresh Publisher 2.0 and the future of the book publishing industry http://www.christopherspenn.com/2012/06/publisher-2-0-and-the-future-of-the-book-publishing-industry/ via @lindseyfair
- The flipped classroom – video lectures as homework, in-class for live help: http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/04/03/texas-school-launches-11-ipad-initiative-to-flip-classrooms.aspx and http://edudemic.com/2012/03/8-crucial-resources-for-flipped-classrooms/
@sidneyeve: Three things you didn’t know about Google Calendar ow.ly/bCuy2 http://blog.lynda.com/2012/06/15/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-google-calendar/ ” Well, 2 things, at least. [You can advertise "appointment slots" and book shared resources. Third is that you can embed calendar on your website.]
- Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss on the Colbert Report June 22, discussing his book A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing. via Joanne Manaster = @sciencegoddess Link for Canadian viewers. Link for US viewers.
- You know those people who got you where you are? They “packed your parachute.” Thank them. video: http://t.co/VHLGEk8i