Lunar geotechnical engineering, popular GeoPrac content for June, Dead Sea sinkholes and a toppled building in Shanghai are all featured in the 5th issue of the GeoPrac.net monthly newsletter for July of 2009. You can read it in the newsletter archives, and be sure to subscribe to future issues.
I hope that GeoPrac is always near the front of the pack in the geo-industry when it comes to Web 2.0 and social media. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce that GeoPrac is finally on twitter! (http://twitter.com/geoprac/) You can use it as an alternative to the RSS feeds as each item posted to the site will show up in the twitter feed (with a little lag perhaps). But I also hope to start using it to interact with visitors and members and as a micro-blog where I post links to news items and stories that either didn’t lend themselves well to a GeoNews post or I flat out didn’t have time to write up. I admit I’m still discovering twitter, but feel free to drop me a tweet!
I also wanted to create a Widget for the items posted here, so I decided to use Widgetbox.com. I think it looks pretty slick with the teaser images I usually post showing up along with the post’s title. If you run a blog or website, by all means feel free to add it! Click through to see it in action.
It’s time again to look at the most popular content on GeoPrac.net. I’m trying to make this a habit every quarter and so far I’m 2 for 2 this year. In fact, my previous top 50 list for the first quarter of 2008 made the top 10 for this quarter. Click through to see if your favorites made the list or see what you might have missed the first time around.
I received an email today from the Arizona Chapter of the Geo-Institute relaying a plea for help from NCEES, the National Council for Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Every 5 years they survey practicing civil […]