Wakelet wakes for WalkingRandomly and Scientific Computing

December 12th, 2014 | Categories: Scientific Software, The internet, walking randomly | Tags:

Wakelet is a new content curation platform that I’ve been playing with recently and I have to say, I like it a lot! Here’s a screenshot from one of my wakes, ‘Best of WalkingRandomly’ where I’ve gathered together some of the most popular pages here.

WalkingRandomly wakelet

A ‘wake’ is a collection of images, notes, comments and links. It sounds simple, and it is, but I’ve found it very useful for all kinds of stuff. For example, whenever I find an interesting article about scientific computing, I usually post it on my twitter feed – https://twitter.com/walkingrandomly. I’ve done this for hundreds of links but they are difficult to subsequently look up. With this in mind, I’ve started adding some of the best links to my Scientific Computing wake.

WalkingRandomly wakelet


Wakelet is developed by a group in Manchester and I first learned about it because one of my friends is a developer there. At first, I dutifully played with it because of his involvement but I’ve continued using it’s really rather good!  Read more about wakelet:

  1. December 15th, 2014 at 09:49
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    Thanks! I have now created my first Wakelet, and as you said it’s really easy to do and the result looks good! I can imagine tons of possibilities for research and teaching. I bet it will soon be added some form of payment in addition to the free-to-use- platform, for those wanting to organize the collected links further.

  2. Mike Croucher
    December 15th, 2014 at 10:41
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    Cool. Do you have a link to your wake?