Phew, that was a lot of stuff! Mind you, I’ve picked up some interesting info along the way. Wiki … use it all the time, but didn’t particularly pay attention to the additional tabs, i.e. talk and history, before and didn’t realise there were alternative sites. I was initially amused by the spoof site, Uncyclopedia but then got bored with it fairly quickly. Might have been because I found myself on the page of the 100 best (worst?) chat-up lines – need I say more?
The podcasts are much more useful for my research (and for DIY at home) and I’ve already referred to one lecture I listened to in an earlier blog. Prior to that I found a Q&A discussion with one of my reference authors helpful, especially as he was explaining theory. I’ve also attended online course modules, through the University of East Anglia, over the past 4 months which were great. The tutor was excellent and slides, lecture recording and refs were all made available after. I liked the way you could ask questions online as we went along. Am thinking of taking up my beginners Spanish again once this PhD is over … if I’m ever up to learning again after this. Found an OU course on Future Learn.
I think I may be about to become a convert to Instagram – I really enjoyed the British Library posts. Not for my research you understand, just cool (non-research-related) things.