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This page collects (mostly Twitter) @mentions and webmentions of Chris Aldrich, @chrisaldrich, or www.boffosocko.com which don't otherwise directly relate to specific content on this site. If you like, you can also think of this as my personal (non-)Facebook Wall. Go ahead and write something about me on your own website and webmention this page. Your…

Thoughts on “Some academics remain skeptical of Academia.edu” | University Affairs

Replied to Some academics remain skeptical of Academia.edu (University Affairs)
They warn scholars to €œthink twice€ before sharing their work on the popular social network.
This morning I ran across a tweet from colleague Andrew Eckford: I find academic social networking sites obnoxious, but I don't get the fear and loathing. via @EmmMacfarlane https://t.co/jwYJxJsZJt — Andrew Eckford (@andreweckford) April 12, 2016 His response was probably innocuous enough, but I thought the article should be put to task a bit more.…

Webmentions for Improving Annotation and Preventing Bullying on the Web

Replied to Preventing abuse – Hypothesis by Dan Whaley (Hypothes.is)
There are potential solutions to the recent News Genius-gate incident, and simple notifications can go a long way toward helping prevent online bullying behavior. There has been a recent brouhaha on the Internet (see related stories below) because of bad actors using News Genius (and potentially other web-based annotation tools like Hypothes.is) to comment on websites…

Boffo Socko Now Supports Hypothes.is Annotations

You can now highlight and annotate most of the pages here on Boffo Socko as well as other web pages.

What I Use: August 2015

The second in an occasional look at the technology I use regularly F riends, family and colleagues are frequently asking my advice on what kind of devices and software I find most useful.  So following in the tradition of Bernard Pivot and subsequently the Actor's Studio, and sites like LifeHacker, Supersite for Windows, and many others, I've borrowed a…

BoffoSocko.com Now Supports Fragmentions!

A fragmention is an extension to URL syntax that links and cites a phrase within a document by using a URL fragment consisting of the phrase itself, including whitespace.

Website Philosophy & Structure

I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication. I try to follow the tenets of the IndieWeb movement in owning all of my own data and in publishing on my own site and syndicating elsewhere (POSSE), so most of my presence in various parts of social media typically originates from the…

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About Chris Aldrich

Hello! I'm a Johns Hopkins trained biomedical and electrical engineer with a variety of interests in the entertainment industry, information theory, evolution, big history, genetics, signal processing, transgenetics, translational medicine, and theoretical mathematics. I'm a strong advocate of the IndieWeb movement. This is what I'm doing now. Engineering, Science, & Research [caption id="attachment_55669535" align="alignleft" width="200"] Chris Aldrich…