Month: January 2009

Scribefire.

I realise I forgot the URL! Scribefire is a Firefox plugin (I’ve just discovered that if you’ve on a webpage, & try to add a link, it assumes that you want it from that page; neat!) I couldn’t get it to post to two blogs simultaneously, but I could do one after the other. What…

Just testing Scribefire.

I have two blogs – one at http://dukee.myweb.port.ac.uk and one at http://eduspaces.net/emmadw/weblog. Until recently (? updating to WordPress 2.7) I was able to just blog on the userweb blog – and the eduspaces (which is Elgg powered) picked up the RSS feed & incorporated it. It no longer seems to. So, I’ve decided to try…

Just testing Scribefire.

I have two blogs – one at http://dukee.myweb.port.ac.uk and one at http://eduspaces.net/emmadw/weblog. Until recently (? updating to WordPress 2.7) I was able to just blog on the userweb blog – and the eduspaces (which is Elgg powered) picked up the RSS feed & incorporated it. It no longer seems to. So, I’ve decided to try…

Video lectures from the world's top scholars

Academic Earth claims to have Video lectures from the “world’s top scholars”. While, in many ways, I agree, they’ve only (at present) got those from US universities – so have eliminated all non English speakers, as well as those English speakers from, well, anywhere that’s not the US! The computer science strand has 13 sets…

Bye, bye Google Notebook

So, GoogleNotebook will no longer be actively developed. I’ve got a Notebook set up – though I’ve not used it much. There are a number of alternatives, however, this is something that we need to take care of when selecting a tool. With Google, I’ve tended to assume that things will not be removed, but…

Twitter tools.

Several people (AJCann was the first) have pointed me to Twitter Friends. I’ve had a look – I rather like the Network tool. (Clearly Vicki Davies [Coolcat teacher] is a pretty popular tweeter! From there I discovered how annoying it would be to follow me on Twitter. Neither, of course, are to be confused with…

Mendeley

I’ve just had Mendeley_com start to follow me on Twitter. Not quite sure how they found me, but Mendeley itself claims to be social software for managing & storing research papers. In itself, perhaps it’s not that new, there are other academically slanted social bookmarking etc., tools (e.g. Connotea, Scholar [which can be integrated with…