Cack-handed Kate

left-handed views on the world

#FF It’s Follow Friday on Twitter

Many people I follow on Twitter take part in Follow Friday.  This is a quick way of recommending people we follow ourselves, indicated by the tag #FF.  Some produce simple lists of people’s Twitter names, others give little explanations of why.  One (SmallCasserole) links to a blog post which he updates as and when.  As Friday is often my busiest day of all and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I am going to do something similar but make a grid.  I’ve tried to work out categories which are not so much why I follow them but why you might like to.  Some people come into more than one category, of course.  I haven’t included people who haven’t tweeted for a while and this is definitely a work in progress.  I’d be pleased to get feedback: if you feel you’re in the wrong category, or missing from one, or want to suggest someone.

Most people here have blogs and/or Facebook profiles as well, but if they’re on Twitter I’ve only shown that.  If you like them you can find out more there.  @name indicates Twitter, name alone is Facebook.  Blogs are already in my blogroll.

25/8 is drawn from 24/7.  These are people who seem to pack more into one day than I can ever imagine myself managing, and they do it every day and report on it!  They’re people who achieve a lot and have very full lives.  But many of them have suffered the premature loss of a partner or close relative and/or recovered from serious illness themselves – perhaps the two are not unconnected.

Skepticism Engineering/Computing/Astronomy/Physics Biological Sciences
@PaoloViscardi

@carmenego

@The21stFloor

@Schroedinger99

@SmallCasserole

@GodisPretend

@lecanardnoir

@BlueWode

@Crispian_Jago

@RichardWiseman

@PyroClaire

@Dr_Black

@DrLucyRogers

@Dr_Lucie

@WES1919

@fittdr

@SmallCasserole

@WIScience

@Memset_Kate

@PaoloViscardi

@SmallCasserole

@HappyMouffetard

@Darwin2009

@gimpyblog

@hardyduncan

@lesmondine

25/8 Photographers/Authors Actors/Singers/Musicians
@vegas21

@PyroClaire

@Dr_Black

Marie Pugh

Dennis Williard

@Pagani

@LatestNewsbyTam

@tomcox75

@CharltonBrooker

@Neilhimself

@PyroClaire

@carmenego

@HeatherMarie50s

@vegas21

@oubliette AH

Linda Large

Monica Dolan

Animal Rescue/Carers Food/Gardening/Lighter side Wider issues/Legal/Environment
@cattycooo

@rikkisrefuge

@Pagani

@LatestNewsbyTam

Louise Hastie

@PyroClaire

@vegas21

@Schroedinger99

@SmallCasserole

@cattycooo

@HappyMouffetard

@tomscott

@linzjk

@hardyduncan

@DavidAllenGreen

@Plastiki

@PaoloViscardi

@vegas21

@oubliette AH

Dennis Williard

@Beaubilly10

@fedupfarmer

@shanahanmike

@Urbanverse

@Wendyinfutures

31/07/2010 Posted by | Environment and the natural world, humanism and belief systems, opinion and politics (small p) | Leave a comment

(wouldn’t it be nice if we could say to him) Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan

Sadly, Carl Sagan died in 1996, at only 62. The Skeptics Society has brought together extracts from his writings which together form a lovely commentary on the human condition. I’ll say no more since I couldn’t say it as well as he.

09/11/2009 Posted by | Environment and the natural world, humanism and belief systems, opinion and politics (small p) | Leave a comment

Iconic photography

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8318226.stm

Wow, what a shot!  This picture of an Iberian wolf really evokes the folk memories about wolves.  Just roll over the link to see the preview – that’s enough to show what I mean!

24/10/2009 Posted by | Environment and the natural world | 1 Comment