Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries from April 2008

On Twitter, Blog aggregators and Conference Augmentation

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

…if augmentation is the correct term. In March 2007 I attended the ALT-C conference in Nottingham. After registering, I was invited to give my blog address to the organisers so they could add it to their Yahoo pipe. All the blogs in this pipe were aggregated into a single chronogical feed. At the conference, many […]

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Tags: by Gill · Social Networking · twitter

Does my time need to be rescued?

April 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Patrick’s posts about his efforts in managing time more efficiently have caused me to have a go with a couple of the applications he’s mentioned. One is ThinkingRock, which is based on the principles of Dave Allen’s “Getting things done”. Been using it for about a week and so far it seems very useful. It […]

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Tags: by Gill · Reflections · Social Networking


April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

 Several people have made some very insightful posts about the proposed reorganization of IET; Patrick, Martin and Will have all made some interesting observations (and Patrick and Martin have used far better images than I have – but at least I took my photo myself 🙂 ). Before arriving in IET, I worked in industry so my […]

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Tags: by Gill · IET

Facebook – a positive angle

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In the light of all these reports about the dangers of information availability on the net, I decided to share a recent experience. I received a letter addressed to somebody else at my home address. The name of the addressee was hidden in the little envelope window so I opened it. It was an invoice for […]

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Tags: by Gill · Facebook · Social Networking

Twitter Blocks

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet more reflections on Twitter. Since my last post, I’ve started to warm up again considerably to twitter. But why? I also use Facebook. This is mainly for the statuses. I really enjoy the ever changing statuses of my friends. They’re limited in length and are often witty. I feel like I’m keeping “in touch” […]

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Tags: by Gill · Social Networking · twitter