Rather shockingly I have not been to work since the end of July. A holiday, one scheduled operation then, during recovery, a perforated appendix and a second operation. In total 6 days in hospital, 10 staples and the same number of stitches. That means much “ouch” and a lot of snoozing and cloud gazing, with minimal brain space for much else.
Over the course of H800 I’ve been tempted to take a deeper step into Twitter, resulting in yet more blogs subscribed to in Google Reader (and a number shared). While I have been off I have had lots of time to follow Twitter rabbit trails and ponder blog posts. Its helped maintain an veneer of connectedness, even though I have been a net consumer rather than contributor.
I had an abortive trip to Alt-C in Leeds and dutifully filled out my details on the Crowdvine Social Media site which ran alongside the event. Here’s an excellent graphic illustrating the Twitter connections at work (Psychemedia/Tony Hirst) clearly showing those with greatest “online presence”.
Other occupational therapy has involved further forays into the land of cloud: connecting my personal domain name to google apps; generating a tiny “holding” webpage; and having a little go with Google blogspot (a rehab theme) partly to compare blogging engines but mainly to amuse me and my concerned family.