Recent resources rounded-up

A few posts I’ve made elsewhere recently that I want to make sure readers here are aware of:

  • Interview with Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications on international and online volunteering.
  • Interview with Mini Kahlon of SMASHcast, podcasts about studying math and science by youth of color. Very cool stories about teaching kids podcasting.
  • Memetracking the life sciences blogosphere – review of a site like Tech.memeorandum but aggregating highlights from blogs about Life Sciences. If biotech folks have got it together like this, do biotech watchdogs? I’d like to know. I want to email some folks like GRAIN (Genetic Resource Action International) and Institute for Science and Society. Both of those are very good sites if you’re unfamiliar.
  • Wouldn’t you know it, many of the OPML files I’ve created and posted here are now not working because the fantastic feed scraping services of are swamped with inactive users and are now requiring monthly updates to keep the feeds operating. Aack! I’ve asked about subscription options, but I guess this is one of the problems with emerging tools. Of course this isn’t a problem for organizations that already offer RSS feeds, but so many interesting ones don’t yet.