This link came to me today by way of a phone call from Ireland. John Bryne, it turns out, viewed my video presentation on how I use Mendeley and Zotero to do collaborative research in philosophy. He picked up the phone to call my office and I spoke with him for a few minutes this afternoon.
John is a 72 year old MA student writing his thesis in Ethics in Ireland and who is trying to figure out the best workflow to accomplish this. More power to him!
It was wonderful to speak with him, not only because he is a fellow scholar doing interesting research, but also because he was compelled enough by some of the things I have posted to call me up. If it had been a tweet or an email, it would have been very nice, but to hear the excitement and appreciation in his voice was particularly moving.
Our conversation was followed up by an email from him, which included a link to this site by by @DrSustainable, which I found helpful enough to share out to you.
The internet can be a very alienating and intimidating place, but it also can be extremely kind, generous and touchingly human. I thank John for reminding me of the later today.