Archive for February 24th, 2013

24/02/2013

blog redevelopment: media monitoring; news, analysis, research

I’ve begun redeveloping this blog. I’d like to say I’ve finished, but I fear it’ll take quite a while to establish very good systems for information-trapping and sharing/curation. The details are even less exciting than they sound, and the post is tl;dr, but I want people to be able to find out how I source my information and why I discuss the looting and destruction of homes and neighbourhoods in community conflicts as well as the looting and destruction of archaeological sites and historic monuments in wars…

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24/02/2013

@conflictantiq Twitter archive and Conflict Antiquities’ plan for news sharing

First of all, I want to apologise to subscribers for the @samarkeolog tweet archive “spam”. I turned off every notification I could, precisely in order to save (Twitter) followers and (Facebook) community members from hearing about the (real but uninteresting) posts, but I couldn’t stop e-mails to subscribers.

Second, I’m in the process of redeveloping my blog, which I will explain in deeply dull detail in the following post. Briefly, I’m revising my blog (and @conflictantiq Twitter feed) to try to document looting and destruction of cultural property in crises and conflicts as-it-happens. I’d be grateful for any comments (about the subject, the presentation, the delivery…); I’m keen to make my material as useful as possible.

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