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

  2. Daniel Martin permalink
    December 4, 2009

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

    • 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

  4. Shaula permalink
    December 5, 2009


    (interesting comments at the second link)

  5. Terence Eden permalink
    December 6, 2009

    Interesting link for you –
    The story of 5 & 7 year old girls installing Ubuntu.

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