Religious Believers and Science Fiction Nerds around the Blogosphere

First, let me share this great video again on the parallel phenomena of religious fundamentalism and nerdiness: I felt compelled to share the video, since I have been having a conversation on Facebook with a Whovian fundamentalist whose canon includes the 1996 special but rejects the current series. The fan in question also rejects my [Read More...]

Best Birthday Greeting Ever?

I came across this on Facebook (name removed): Yes, once again the planet upon which you live has successfully circumnavigated its star while you have remained afixed upon it. Congratulations and happy [name] Existence day. I think I may just have to make that the way I wish people a “happy birthday” from now on! [Read more...]

The Doctor’s Facebook Wall

Via Brad Matthies. Click through to see it better and in all its detail on BuzzFeed. And don’t miss the Doctor’s religious views… [Read more...]

CAPTCHA Challenges for Would-Be Internet Users

I found this suggestion for a CAPTCHA challenge for people who want to use the internet funny (via The Daily What).   If you failed to answer correctly, you would see this:   If you are concerned that this might disadvantage not only native speakers of English (apparently among them also designers of Apple’s “auto-correct” [Read More...]

Is Google+ Useful?

I’ve seen notices on several blogs that people have been signing up for Google Plus. If you are among those who have done so, I would be interested in hearing your impressions thus far. Is Google+ useful? Does it look promising compared to Facebook? Is it like an Android tablet when you already have an [Read More...]

Academia.edu Founder to Speak at SBL

Chris Brady announced the news on his blog Targuman that Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, will speak at the Blogging and Online Publication session at SBL in November. His presentation’s title will be “Academia.edu: The Past, Present, and Future of Scholarly Social Networking.” Click through for more information. Have you used Academia.edu? [Read More...]

Networked Blogs on Facebook

I’ve added a widget to the sidebar to make it easier to follow Exploring Our Matrix on Facebook via NetworkedBlogs. And if you have a blog that is part of NetworkedBlogs on Facebook, let me know so that I can reciprocate by following it! [Read more...]

Misunderstandings

As often happens, a convergence around a common theme has occurred on blogs I read and on Facebook. First, there was this headline, which I initially misunderstood, science fiction fan that I am: “Doctor Who Recommended Jesus to Patient to Fight Disciplinary Proceedings with Backing of Christian Legal Centre“ Even having blogged about religion and [Read More...]


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