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Expand, Engage, Evaluate

Expand, Engage, Evaluate

The Connections Between Social Networks and Cloud Computing Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” But what does it mean? Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Twitalyzer Tips for Searching Twitalyzer To get the most from Twitalyzer's search functionality consider the following: You can prefix your search with "@" to indicate a Twitter user You can prefix your search with "#" to indicate a Twitter hashtag Additionally, if you want to dig more deeply into our data, please use our Explore Report . Subscribe to Twitalyzer and Track Multiple Accounts Subscribe to Twitalyzer today and you can track thousands of individual Twitter accounts!

How to say stupid things about social media Here are some suggested things to say if you want to sound like an idiot when you talk about social media: • It's inconsequential – most of the verbiage on Twitter, Facebook and the like is banal blather Yes, it certainly is. PowerPoint eBooks Creating eBooks with PowerPoint (or any other presentation software) Using common presentation tools like Microsoft’s PowerPoint or other presentation tools teachers and students can easily create their own talking electronic books. These books can be “played” on a computer or printed out and bound. Another classroom application of the PowerPoint eBook is to use technology to create digital “Big Books” for class reading and other activities. Obtaining printed teacher big books and their associated student small books can be an expensive prospect and there are limited titles available. But by using a video projector or large screen television connected to an online computer, a teacher can connect to one of the picture books online and then display the book to the whole class to use as an instructional reading activity, or to use the book as example of writing, culture, or art.

Social Source Commons Problem Statement A great range of resources exist to inform software selection, use and support in NPOs and NGOs, but they are not well connected, and rarely share common formats or metadata. To date, there is no place for comprehensively mapping the full range of "what's out there" and "who's using what", and in turn aggregating relevant information for tools and categories of tools. There is also no general platform for sharing collective software knowledge in geographic, subsector and other specialized contexts. Anecdotal inquiry and formal research both indicate that software selection in the NPO/NGO sector is usually done by "asking friends what they use".

After social networks, what next? In digital media, as in fortune-telling, the future is pretty much treated as part of the present. "What is the next big thing?" is a question everyone who works with the internet asks continually. But after several years of boom, the question of what comes after social platforms is no longer so remote. Can libraries survive in a digital world? The British Library has aspirations to digitise all of its 14m books Publishers stand accused of "nonsensical" policies on e-book lending to libraries. So, with nearly $1bn spent on e-books last year in the US alone, what does this mean for the institutions already at risk of closure? When publishers "declared war on libraries" last October - according to Luton's head of libraries - there was uproar.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Social Source Commons Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. It is actively developed by a very large international community. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets.

12 Tools to Measure Social Influence (Maybe) Social media influence is a bit like oxygen – we "know" it's 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). What is Social Media? [the 2010 edition] We’ve entered into a new year, the channels have been flooded with list upon list of 2010 predictions and trends, and now we’re laying the foundations for how we’d like to characterize the times – David Houle is calling it the Transformation Decade, a tweet from @RitaJKing mentioned The Imagination Age, and Seth Godin rang in the new year with a post titled “Welcome to the frustration decade (and the decade of change).” Organizations are still scratching their heads about how to implement a social media strategy into their business plan and how to measure ROI, educators are wondering how to bring it into the classroom, marketers want to spam the hell out of it, and the layperson just wants to connect and share. There are many levels of experimentation going on in the space, and there will be for years. But I wonder, is there a bigger picture here that might indicate what all this means? What is media?

eBook FAQs. 36 Most Common Questions Answered by the OITP eBook Task Force I’m just getting back from ALA and there is so much to process, wrap up and share! Last week the OITP eBook Task Force released these ebooks FAQs. pdf here Frequently Asked E-book Questions from Public Librarians Prepared by the OITP E-book Task Force GetGlue: Check-in To Entertainment Social Network for Entertainment Discover what to watch, share what you're watching with friends and fans, and get updates from your favorite shows.

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