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Wakelet - Share Visually-Engaging Stories

Storify is dead - long live Wakelet! This article features Wakelet, a similar program as the now-defunct Storify. But Wakelet is different in many aspects, and I bet it will stay for many years with us. Firstly it comes with many features Storify has lacked. It is already a full-fledged tool for content curation, presentation, and sharing. Secondly, it has a steadily growing user base where already some of the world's most prominent organizations are using Wakelet. And the best of it: There is no Premium price model: Wakelet is free in all its functionality.

Announcing the R package coinsR

This blog entry announces the R program `coinsR` to produce bibliographic metadata automatically for websites within the Hugo framework. The dominant use case at the moment is with the `blogdown` package.

Advantages of URL shortener

Citing and visiting web addresses with long URLs is sometimes complicated. Long URLs are particularly a hardness when there are no clickable links but only long strings printed on paper. This article suggests URL shortener to avoid the hurdle mentioned above.

Bibliographic Metadata for your web page

With _Web 2.0_, we see a radical change in scholarly communication. This transition period poses problems for the researcher as the challenges have multiplied. On the one hand, there is a growing need to be present on different web channels (blog, twitter, youtube, and much more). On the other hand, the more traditional ways of publications in high ranked peer review channels are still prevalent. I present in this post a workaround to fulfill both requirements at a certain level: Embed bibliographic metadata in your web pages so that they can be cited and count as a web publication.

Grammarly: A Case Study

[In another post](/post/grammarly-improves-your-writing/), I reported on my general experiences with [Grammarly](https://www.grammarly.com). I commented on different use cases, mainly with text pieces from my blog writing. By contrast, this post here focuses on a case study with a literary text piece from a novel.

Grammarly improves your writing

The article reports on my experiences with the premium version of Grammarly, an AI-powered web service for grammar and spell checking. As this is going to be a very positive review, I want to disclose that I am not affiliated in any way with Grammarly Inc., the enterprise behind this product.