Before recapping the week’s posts, a programming note: This weekend, the Chronicle switched all comments on their site to Disqus, a comment-management system popular on other media sites and offering social networking functionality–as well as, new to the Chronicle, the ability for commenters to edit or delete their own comments. As part of this change, they had to close comments on all posts/stories before today. Extant comments are preserved. (Right now, most posts say, “0 Responses to . . .,” and then proceed to list a bunch of comments. This means there are 0 Disqus comments, and the listed comments are from the changeover.)
The Chronicle has put together a FAQ on the new commenting system. The social aspects of commenting through Disqus–including the ability to follow other users, what name gets displayed, and more–are worth considering, if you are a pseudonymous commenter. You can still comment pseudonymously, but you might want to check your settings.
We certainly hope you found something useful and/or interesting in the week’s posts, which included:
- Two regular (!) guest authors had excellent posts this week: Derek Bruff discussed “Encouraging a Conference Backchannel on Twitter”, and Konrad Lawson explained “Secure Communication with Public-Key Encryption.”
- In tool-related posts, I explained “Making Creative Commons Easy with Open Attribute”, Mark described “Taking Screenshots On Windows with Greenshot”, and Natalie suggested KeePass Password Safe.” Brian revisited that important, evergreen topic, “Six Steps for Checking Your Facebook Privacy.”
- In “Writers’ Bootcamp: Success Can Be In The Cards”, Billie looked at a creative way to deal with writer’s block.
- Pedagogy-wise, Heather moved “Concept Inventories: Beyond Physics”. George asked, “(How) Do You Use ‘E-Textbooks’?”.
- In updates to the All Things Google universe, Amy explained “Using Google for Problem Solving,” and Brian tried “Getting Started with Google Art Project”.
- We also had wellness/sanity-related posts: Natalie asked, “Need to Think Better? Take a Walk”, and George looked at “The Little Things That Make a Big Difference.”
- In the standing posts, George hosted “Open Thread Wednesday”; while I posed an etiquette question as a lead-in to Weekend Reading.
Have a great week out there!
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