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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Presenter’s Guide Series Part III:  The Many Benefits of Question Forms

Via LLRXPresenter’s Guide Series Part III:  The Many Benefits of Question Forms – In the third in his series on presentations, Jerry Lawson, recommends a simple yet powerful tool that presenters can use to improve presentation quality, especially in some special situations: Requiring audience members to submit all questions in writing.

Experts grade Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube on readiness to handle midterm election misinformation

Via LLRX – Experts grade Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube on readiness to handle midterm election misinformation – Professors Dam Hee Kim, Anjana Susarla and Scott J. Shackelford are experts on social media. They were asked to grade how ready Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube are to handle the task of misinformation and disinformation in the upcoming… Continue Reading

Global South Climate Database

“The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, policy and energy. The project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute’s Oxford Climate Journalism Network, aims to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact climate… Continue Reading

First-of-its-kind database tracks threats against public officials

Princeton Univeristy: “Threats to and harassment of local officials present a significant challenge to American democracy by discouraging civic engagement, undermining the work of public servants, and creating unprecedented stress on the cornerstones of democratic society including elections, education, and public safety processes. A heightened environment of fear among local officials seems ubiquitous, but the… Continue Reading

Business Name Generator

Business Name Generator – “generate a short, brandable business name using artificial intelligence. For new businesses, naming options can seem quite limited. Short domains are very expensive, yet longer multi-word names don’t inspire confidence. In 2022 many startups are choosing a short, branded name – a name that’s unique, memorable and affordable…” Continue Reading

How to download a backup copy of your Twitter data (or deactivate your account)

Ars Technica: “Big changes are underway at Twitter as we speak—including new leadership—and some people are nervous about what the future might bring for the social network. Things may end up completely fine, but even in tranquil times, it’s good to know how to get a copy of your Twitter data for local safekeeping—or to… Continue Reading

Busload of Books bringing inspiration to the classroom one stop at a time

Mitchell Republic: “Matthew Swanson received a positive review Monday morning from one of the L.B. Williams Elementary School students who had just attended an assembly with the children’s book author. “He came up to me after the first assembly and said, ‘Mister, for some reason, you inspired me,’” Swanson laughed. “It was the best.” Swanson… Continue Reading

PubPeer – The Online Journal Club

“The PubPeer Foundation is a California-registered public-benefit corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the United States. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. The bylaws of the Foundation establish as a service run for the benefit of its readers and… Continue Reading