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The screencast is a little lengthy at 20+ minutes (think of it as a “libraryside” chat), but I share some of the challenges of curating and sharing content to spaces for curation and reflection in one’s personal learning environment (PLE), including Scoop.it, Posterous, and Tumblr. In this video, I also offer some constructive suggestions to database vendors for improving the “sharing” features of their resources to be more user-friendly. Like this:
Google+ is the new social networking kid on the block, and one of the main reasons so many people are interested in the service over Facebook is Google+'s proclaimed focus on protecting users' privacy. Whether you're a new Google+ user or you're already a pro, understanding how to control your information on the site can make you feel much more at ease on the social network. Here's the lowdown on Google+'s privacy controls, including a few of the more buried settings you'll want to know about.
This past Wednesday at work, I was attempting to cross-post content from one of my Scoop.it dashboards to my Tumblr account ; I was started to discover that it was no longer available to me on campus. Tumblr, which was previously open and available to our students and teachers at school, was recently blocked at the district level; when I questioned why the resource was blocked, the response was: “ Tumblr was blocked this summer do [sic] to pornography it was hosting…When we are aware of a site that violates Board Policy IFBG, Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act then we will take appropriate measures. “
Social media influence is a bit like oxygen – we "know" its there and we know in some sense that it is essential for “life” if we’re in marketing, advertising or public relations, but can we capture it in a jar and observe it? No. Well, at least not entirely. Any number of tools – freely available on the Web – purport to tell us our overall social media influence or at least a slice of it (a la Twitter). While none is perfect or complete yet, using a combination of them can prove useful.
I am a bit of a stats nut. If not interrupted I can play with stats forever. But for people less obsessed with numbers here’s something that might help you get a better understanding of the value of your social media program . (Some images are scaled down so click on them to get a better view). Social media segment Google Analytics has a feature called Advandced segments.
Dave Winer’s ability to peer into the future is uncanny. He was talking about a river of news long before the current activity streams became popular. He was evangelizing RSS long before there were blogs. I could go on and on about his prescient observations, but it’s his warnings that are especially prophetic. For as long as I can remember, he’s been warning that users of new social web technologies need to be in control of their own destiny.
Welcome to the course! We are thrilled to be working with you to develop your knowledge of social tools and how they can be applied in libraries. Since there is a lot to cover, we plan to hit the ground running. Therefore, we would like you to have completed certain instructional tutorials and tasks before the first week. We would like you to be comfortable with Drupal and to have created at least one post on your blog.
A Collection of Social Network Stats for 2010 « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Social Media, Web MarketingFor the third year running (see 2008 , 2009 ) I’m going to aggregate stats in the social networking space on a single blog post, and update it through the year. Data fiends should bookmark this post for future reference. Stats are important –but on their own, they don’t tell us much Stats on social networks are important, but don’t rely on them alone. Data is like fire, it can be used for good and bad, proper insight and analysis is always required. Beyond that, you’ll often see conflicting stats across the industry as everyone has different methodologies, as a result, this listing will help you to see the greater trends –not numbers without context. How to interpret stats Numbers don’t tell us much without insight and interpretation, in fact, you’re going to see conflicting numbers of usage from many of the agencies and social networks themselves.
D-Lib Magazine March/April 2010 Volume 16, Number 3/4 Table of Contents Crowdsourcing: How and Why Should Libraries Do It? Rose Holley National Library of Australia email@example.com doi:10.1045/march2010-holley
Open-source Software Open-source licensing: For a longer definition of open-source licensing and how it differs from commercial, proprietary licensing, see Open Source for Beginners at OSSwatch. Linux for beginners: Wikipedia has a good definition of Linux and links to other resources. If you want to know more about the different flavors of Linux out there, see the top ten list on DistroWatch , which compares the most popular Linux distributions. A larger matrix is available on Wikipedia .
These days, everyone is talking about social media and discussing what services and tools to use, how to use them, why you should use them, etc.
« A New, Albeit Salacious, Meaning to the Touch-based Interface: Porn Company Claims to Have Hacked the iPad | Main | Illinois considers taxing iTunes downloads » April 25, 2010 Just how big is the social media phenomenon? This counter tells you. Here's a really cool graphic (much like the national debt clock that used to hang in Times Square) showing the amount of social media activity taking place at any given moment.
The following strategy worksheets and guidelines were developed by Enterprise Technology and Local History Services at the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) as templates for use by other history organizations. The guidelines were created both from experiences here at MHS and by glomming good ideas from the guidelines of others around the web. If you have not created your own, look at these as a starting point, if you already have your own, add these as tools to your arsenal. Strategy Worksheet Guidelines Also of interest is the Web Standards Guide (PDF) which outlines good, better and best practices for local historical societies in designing and maintaining web sites.
As I have remarked many times before, librarians are on pretty much every internet medium/channel you can think of.
Posted in Tech blog on January 12th, 2011 by Pingdom What happened with the Internet in 2010? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent?