Fear of copywrong

I didn’t realise that you get copyright of your own artistic works merely by making them – no need to actually apply for copyright or use the little © sign that always seems to appear when you are just trying to type ‘(c)’ in a list of things. So delighted to hear about Creative Commons, … Continue reading Fear of copywrong

Fear of copywrong

Altmetrics

Altmetrics is a way to measure and display the reach of journal articles. Although it claims to measure their impact, it is really just recording their popularity, as there is no easy way to drill down to see the resulting real world change that may have occured. I looked at a research article from the … Continue reading Altmetrics

Altmetrics

Quickly on wikis

This is one of the #23things which links today’s internet with its historical origins. It is based on:”collaborative websites which can be directly edited merely by using a web browser…by anyone with access to it”. That quote comes from Wiktionar…

Quickly on wikis

Hanging out+

Google’s hangouts feature is good value (especially since it’s free). I used it quite often a few years ago, when friends in my gaming group started moving interstate/overseas. Once we discovered that we all had g-mail addresses, this seemed a logical…

Hanging out+

F/b groups

Like many aspiring people aged <35, I use Facebook most days. My use even increased after an evaluation of the 2010 State Election in Victoria found that Facebook posts were the quickest way of disseminating information and receiving responses.They…

F/b groups

Wikigrammertunnel

Registering with Wikipedia and going through the introductiory “Wikipedia Adventure” tutorial actually gave me a lot more confidence in the reliability of Wiki-formation than I had previously. The tutorial itself was pitcvhed just right to let you get stuck in without blundering around like a novice, and focussing more on the underlying fundamental proinciples rather … Continue reading Wikigrammertunnel

Wikigrammertunnel

Choices Schmoices

Being aksed to tial Google Hangouts or “a different type of vido chat platform” immediately throws up the issue of having t choose a platform, when all you want ot do is chat to your mates or work colleagues. The last thing I need is another option, having t currently check so many different social … Continue reading Choices Schmoices

Choices Schmoices

Digipubs

What is an e-publication?My first reaction to this question was a few simple criteria: 1.      Any published material available in digital form, incl. books, articles, etc. 2.      Any published materi…

Digipubs