I received an email update from Google Maps about a brilliant initiative that is going to be of special importance in this season of “unknown” acute febrile illness affecting a large cross-section of the society. I am reproducing the full text of the linked post from the Google Maps Local Guides Connect web page. Do let me know if this is breaching copyright issues and … Continue reading Mapping Kolkata’s Hospitals with Google Maps: Crowdsourced GeoHealth
In an announcement in the Official Google Enterprise Blog, it was revealed that the Google Apps free version is no no longer available. While I always thought that this was a possibility, I never really thought that Google would kill the whole program! I use Google apps for a number of domains, like, http://pranab.in, http://scepticemia.com, http://communitymedicine.co.in, http://aequanimitas.org.in and a couple others I do not intend … Continue reading Google Kills Free Google Apps: I am worried!
The Medical Education Unit at the University College of Medical Sciences, where I am now doing my residency, is a small, but super-active group of people, and they presented today a workshop on Literature Searching and Reference Management. Although the target audience was mainly the Residents, there was some spill-over as well. There were students from 3rd Semester, Final Semester and even an Intern or … Continue reading Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU
OK! So I am officially on Google+ now. Please put me in your circles and stuff. My Google Profile can be viewed here: Pranab Chatterjee. Right now, thanks to the desolate landscape that my Google+ page is, it looks something like this: Come on, encircle me friends, and make my G+ life enriched! On a different note, Google Plus gives every one of us a … Continue reading On-Plussed!
Oh well, Google is finally paying some attention to its vastly overrated blogging service, Blogger aka Blogspot (where my Cargo Cult Medicine blog is hosted). Blogger has come up with “Dynamic Views”, 7 new and snazzy ways of making your blog look so very web 2.0ey. Image Credit I have just started using the Dynamic Views on CCM and based on the experience of the … Continue reading Blogger’s “Dynamic Views”: 10 Things I Learnt From Using it For A Day
Dr. Ves Dimov asks an important question via When are you starting a Journal Club on Google Plus?. And I am interested because using social media for medical education is one of my prime areas of interest. In response to one of my posts, Dr. Arin Basu left his proposal to use Google + hangouts as a Video Journal Club of sorts. That set me … Continue reading Google+: After #TwitJC, Time for #VidJC? Proposing a Model!
I started blogging here around December last year. After about 70 odd posts, on January 19, I checked the readability of my blog. Here is what it looked like: And today, after about 8 months of blogging, with 260+ posts, a lot of them geared towards medical research articles, here is what my readability score looks like: So I am wondering how this stands. While … Continue reading Reassessing Readability of My Blog