I made a downloadable workbook/guide for science PhD students and postdocs who are interested in a future career in science communication. Why? Because this didn't exist yet, and until now everyone just had to figure it all out on their own. [more inside]
In the wake of the recent wiretapping allegations, I thought this might be of interest. Frank is a fairly unique iOS app which we've developed for secure chat. It permits frictionless, accountless, completely anonymous, end-to-end encrypted conversations, voicemails etc. Free at this point, although we will have to start charging for it sooner or later to cover server costs. Elevator pitch below the fold. [more inside]
I wrote a site which allows you to join or create chat/discussion threads from your smartphone/tablet/pc (chrome, newer firefox). I was going for something that you can use to allow people to communicate ad-hoc, or to set something up for a place/event as needed and then forget about it when you are done using it. Everything runs inside the web browser so there are no apps to download, you can navigate away from a thread and come back to the main site to rejoin where you left off. No personal information is collected and anything you post will get removed in four hours. Let me know what you think.