What I love about this is that we are building a pool of potential sources, we’re telling our audience (many of whom are teachers) that we’re interested in them and we’re building a base of people who will spread the word about this project. Search for #secretteachers on Twitter to follow the action.
2. This is cool. The moderators of reddit’s /r/AskScience have launched a quarterly magazine! Written by scientists who frequent reddit, here’s how the moderators describe the project:
The goal of this magazine is to explore interesting topics in current science research in a way that is reader accessible, but still contains technical details for those that are interested. The first issue clocks in at 16 illustrated pages and it’s available in three [several] free formats.
Why did they feel the need to do this? Where’s it going? Check it out and decide for yourself. Link: AskScience Quarterly
Try this with your own work. Tweet three times about each story you publish. Vary how you frame it in each tweet. Over time you’ll see patterns emerge and learn what works for your particular audience. And don’t forget that you can also look at how your tweets are performing via analytics.twitter.com.
2. “I want to make audio a more compelling experience in browser-based environments.” That was the challenge from Miranda Mulligan at#SNDMakes: Boston and if you love audio, you’ll want to read the ensuing thread and see how the team attacks this problem. Thanks to our very own Mel Kramer, off talking to students today, for sending this in.
3. Right now is the perfect time to share something you read or published over the weekend. You saw some great stuff. But maybe you weren’t so motivated to share it on social. Now’s the time! It’s Monday and your community is back in high gear. Let them know what you know, what you’re thinking about, by sharing the best bits from your weekend.
Last, but not least, are you a member of your local public radio station? It’s pledge-drive time and your support for the station(s) in your community helps keep the entire public radio family on the air. Thanks for contributing!
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“I have no problem understanding that women are interested in mascara and the Middle East. Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously. I don’t understand why women can’t talk about fashion, or sex, or love, or wanting more money and not be taken as seriously as men.”—
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