@samarkeolog Twitter archive: blogging and open access publishing

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

@samarkeolog tweets on blogging and open access publishing are here.

blogging and open access publishing

‘(over-analysis of) advertising unread books for payment-in-kind’ (6th November 2012)

blog gone quiet – I sincerely hope to post on destruction in Mali, and subsistence digging in Nigeria, soon’ (25th September 2012)

@MattPotter @ubiquitypress may set standard&be test case for impact&economics of #openaccess academic #ebook publishing‘ (30th August 2012)

‘stats on the first anniversary of the electronic publication of my PhD thesis’ (26th August 2012)

‘Archaeological Ethics in Conflict Zones: PhD thesis – online-readable PDF’ (26th August 2012)

stats on Conflict Antiquities’ first birthday’ (24th August 2012)

‘I’m offline for the next two weeks, then back with a job; and it’s entirely due to my online work‘ (1st June 2012)

‘RT @ubiquitypress: Announcing the Journal of Open Archaeology Data in the data4 session at #caasoton this afternoon’ (@brian_hole, 28th March 2012)

‘RT @PLOS Scholars seek better ways to track impact online < @mytotalimpact sounds good‘ (31st January 2012)

‘how does #archaeology deal with destruction, looting,&scholarship in #conflict? #tweetyourthesis &make it #openaccess!’ (@samarkeolog, 13th January 2012)

‘Altmetrics: alternative measurements of your contributions to academe’ (@electricarchaeo, 10th January 2012 – tweet’s original link cut)

‘RT @lornarichardson FAO @OpenAccessArch MT @deevybee time for academics to withdraw free labour #openaccess #Elsevier’ (10th January 2012)

‘Open Access Archaeology now has a searchable list of OA #archaeology publications @OpenAccessArch‘ (@lornarichardson, 9th January 2012)

‘my thesis had 1000+ readers in the first four months of online access‘ (7th January 2012)

Scientific fraud case underscores the need for peer reviewed #opendata’ (@ubiquitypress, 2nd November 2011)

‘This is why we need to publish OA: RT @tag: The majority of archaeologists in the UK (commercial arch = 90%) can’t afford journal access…’ (@ubiquitypress, 30th August 2011)

‘Big #academicpublishers practice pure rentier capitalism, parasitising other people’s work’ (@GeorgeMonbiot, 29th August 2011)

‘UCL’s andy bevan guests on the open knowledge foundation’s archaeology blog, asking if the data want to be free’ (@brennawalks, 5th June 2011)

‘fourth not blogging about blogging archaeology‘ (23rd April 2011)

‘third not blogging about archaeology‘ (23rd April 2011)

‘second not blogging about blogging archaeology‘ (15th April 2011)

‘first not blogging about blogging archaeology‘ (1st April 2011)

‘Now it is… AP Journal Volume 1 is online at www.arqueologiapublica.es please spread the word! #apjournal’ (@APjournal, 22nd March 2011)

‘RT @dancohen academic archaeologists who blog r having a great ongoing discussion of why & how they blog @samarkeolog‘ (@neeuqii, 11th March 2011)

‘At-a-glance headlines from 50 top archaeology blogs: http://heritageblogger.com/archaeology/‘ (@heritagevoices, 20th January 2011)

‘MOM has old & new publications online, open access; & @alun explains 1 way [to publish open-access material]’ (1st September 2010)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

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