I’m now going to try to announce all my new writings in one place: on Twitter.
Why? Well, someone I respect said he’s been following my online writings, off and on, ever since the old days of This Week’s Finds. He wishes it were easier to find my new stuff all in one place. Right now it’s spread out over several locations:
• Azimuth: serious posts on environmental issues and applied mathematics, fairly serious popularizations of diverse scientific subjects.
• Google+: short posts of all kinds, mainly light popularizations of math, physics, and astronomy.
• The n-Category Café: posts on mathematics, leaning toward category theory and other forms of pure mathematics that seem too intimidating for the above forums.
• Visual Insight: beautiful pictures of mathematical objects, together with explanations.
• Diary: more personal stuff, and polished versions of the more interesting Google+ posts, just so I have them on my own website.
It’s absurd to expect anyone to look at all these locations to see what I’m writing. Even more absurdly, I claimed I was going to quit posting on Google+, but then didn’t. So, I’ll try to make it possible to reach everything via Twitter.
Unlike Facebook, you don’t need to join Twitter to see what people put there. Furthermore, you can see it while blocking cookies. So, I feel okay about this approach to broadcasting my stuff to a larger audience. (Some of my best friends are very concerned with privacy. In fact, I lost touch with one when he said he would only communicate with me in encrypted emails.)
I currently have 4 followers.