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August 15, 2012
Let's begin with a hypothetical scenario*: When an individual Twitter account increases from having 3,000 followers to more than 20,000, one might think that that particular account was benefiting from some sort of notoriety. However, in this hypothetical situation, let's say that said Twitter account "magically" grows its following daily like clockwork.
August 15, 2012
My Twitter account got hacked yesterday, so if you follow my feed and got a sketchy-seeming DM from “me,” ignore it. In retrospect, I should have picked a less obvious password than “PaulRyanLooksLikeEddieMunster12.” Live and learn.
August 15, 2012
This afternoon I participated in an excellent demo from Groopex, a startup that provides seamless WebEx integration and value added features to Moodle (and hopefully soon Blackboard as well).
August 15, 2012
A change in status for yours truly.
August 15, 2012
When family members are afflicted with diseases for which there is no family history — e.g., a younger sister who had enough precancerous breast cells to justify a double mastectomy at age 40 — my siblings and I swallow our anger about our chemical-laden society and go into research mode.
August 15, 2012
OK, this is just a little thing.  But sometimes, good thinks come in small packages.
August 15, 2012
Academia.edu has added an analytics dashboard so that scholars can see the "real time impact" of their scholarship.
August 15, 2012
Say the word “August” to any experienced administrator, and you’ll see an involuntary shudder.  Sometimes it’s followed by a low, guttural moan, or sometimes by an abrupt curl into a fetal position. We’ve even been known to run for the nearest hills, crossing streams to hide the scent. August is the season of shoehorning students into remaining sections.
August 14, 2012
There’s a choice academic and public libraries face. One  is to focus entirely on providing access to the published information that our community members want. The other is to work toward libraries being a platform for creating and sharing culture.
August 14, 2012
I am currently distracted. So, a post full of shot posts. Enjoy.

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