That’s Ms Linkspammer to you (4th December, 2009)

2009 December 3
  • Something to contribute to: Be counted! A survey of the gender distribution at tech events: annina an9, Persephone Miel, Hanna Wallach and Karen Brennan have launched a site to collect data on gender diversity at tech events.
  • Women researchers less likely to receive major career funding grants, U-M study shows: Women researchers who received early career grants in science are not receiving more senior grants at the same rate.
  • Moderating backchannel content streams at conferences: Emma Jane Hogbin recommends applying conference standards to backchannels, and wants a technological solution allowing backchannels to be moderated if they're going to be publicly displayed.
  • Sarah Milstein asks on O’Reilly Radar What Would Jane Austen Have Twittered?. She notes that mail at the time was delivered several times a day in some areas, making it in some ways like email or microblogging.
  • fillyjonk of Shapely Prose had a link roundup for Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20.
  • (trigger warning) A very confronting Danish anti-domestic violence campaign features a computer game in which the player assaults a woman.
  • Internet provider Quest is advertising Internet hotspots with photographs of a woman wearing a “I’m a hotspot” shirt.
  • Sarah Blow reviews Mary Kirk’s book Gender and Information Technology but doesn’t find enough new content to justify the asking price.
  • Whitney Johnson has negotiated since her first salary offer, but she knows that women can be trapped both ways: Can “Nice Girls” Negotiate?
  • Lorna Mitchell announces that a PHPWomen Calendar for 2010 is now on sale, and recounts some of her feelings about appearing in it.
  • (trigger warning) Patrick Stewart recounts domestic violence in his childhood against his mother and himself.

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7 Responses
  1. Shaula permalink
    December 3, 2009

    http://www.reddit.com/comments/a9nyl/the_only_wall_calendar_where_you_can_vote_on_each/

  2. Daniel Martin permalink
    December 4, 2009

    Yes, it’s a commercial. Yes, the YouTube commentariat has displayed their usual level of idiocy. Still:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g65Jz43gA3A

    • Leigh Honeywell permalink*
      December 4, 2009

      I’m such a sucker for things like that… *sheds embarassing tear at work*

      • Daniel Martin permalink
        December 4, 2009

        If that’s a concern, then don’t watch the “Parisian” video in that series – *that’s* a real tear-getter. (but not as relevant to geekfeminism)

  3. Shaula permalink
    December 4, 2009

    http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/11/27/study-males-vs-females-in-social-networks/

  4. Shaula permalink
    December 5, 2009

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/video-games-gay-love-scene-stirs-controversy/article1387692/

    via http://contexts.org/socimages/2009/12/05/gay-scene-in-the-video-game-dragon-age-origins/

    (interesting comments at the second link)

  5. Terence Eden permalink
    December 6, 2009

    Interesting link for you – http://www.gnomejournal.org/article/88/the-un-scary-screwdriver
    The story of 5 & 7 year old girls installing Ubuntu.

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