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Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content | Allan Johnson Twitter Fail Image (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience (whether that audience be students, peers, or the wider society). In the information age, we have a vast array of new tools to not only help us sort through this content, but also to shape it and share it. I am a big fan of the ‘whole-person’ style of tweeting, with a mixture of general chatter (e.g. But continually finding that 70% of curated content can be an onerous task, especially now, when desks are piled with unmarked essays and grant application deadlines are looming. My Twitter workflow for curated content is based on David Allen’s infamous GTD method, as is the flowchart that outlines it. But how are these preappointed times settled on? Like this: Like Loading... Related Five Most Popular Posts of 2012

The 10 most-useful social media tools of 2012 (so far) I'm partial to roundup posts about the latest and greatest social media tools. Compiling these posts helps me stay on top of the best ways to perform my day job. This edition features a bunch of new social media tools that you may never heard of, as well as a couple that have earned attention on the big blogs and review sites. Here are the 10 most-useful new social media tools of 2012 (so far): 1. Social media listening/monitoring tools seem to be unnecessarily complicated, but Mention is the exact opposite. File under: #Listening #Monitoring 2. This can be described as your “social front page,” pulling together all the stuff you're sharing in a well-organized and easy-on-the-eyes layout. File under: #Aggregator #Hub #Twitter #Facebook 3. Often when you’re tracking online campaigns you'll be asked to provide a summary of how many times a link has been shared. File under: #Analytics #Tracking #Stats 4. File under: #Stats #Facebook 5. File under: #Data #Visualization 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ISSUES Work - Outputs and Materials Posters, Diagrams and ISSUES ebulletin Understanding KT through Best Practice Maps and Reports SUE Consortia related outputs Read all about the ISSUES 2011 conference dedicated to Interdisciplinary research View the 'Interdisciplinarity Success Story' presentation by SUE researchers at IMPACT 360, February 2011 what make interdisciplinarity work? Friend of the ISSUES project, Dr Mark Reed from the Rural Economy and Land Use programme, gives his expert opinion on what makes interdisciplinarity work.

Cory Booker, Twitter Visionary AUSTIN, Tex. — Cory Booker — the mayor of Newark and a virtual Twitter superhero for his chronicle of the city — made the trip to the annual South by Southwest conference here on Sunday to impart his tips and perspective on why Twitter is a valuable tool for governing and civic engagement. Mr. Booker (@CoryBooker on Twitter) credited a phone call from the actor Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk on Twitter) for turning him on to the reach of social media — “I thought I was getting ‘Punk’d,’ ” he joked, referring to the MTV hidden-camera show produced by Mr. Kutcher — and said he agreed to try the service for three months. After a month, Mr. Booker said, he was hooked, calling it “transformative.” “The future of government has to be getting to 2.0,” Mr. Mr. Mr. His Twitter good deeds have even prompted a gently mocking hashtag — #CoryBookerStories. To hear Mr. Social media, he said, can also empower citizens to take more of an active role in government: “Our voices are really more amplified.”

Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation JISC CETIS MASHe The use of Twitter to collecting tweets around an event hashtag allowing participants to share and contribute continues to grow and has even become part of mass media events, various TV shows now having and publicising their own tag. This resource is often lost in time, only tiny snippets being captured in blog posts or summaries using tools like Storify, which often loose the richness of individual conversations between participants. It doesn’t have to be this way. View example conversation replay Try out a LIVE version Update: If you are still struggling to understand the concept Radical Punch have done a overview of this tool Here's how to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation (written instructions below): Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation Capturing the tweets Use this Google Spreadsheet template. Now close the Script Editor window.

Social Media: Libraries Are Posting, but Is Anyone Listening? This is the fourth in a series of articles in which Nancy Dowd will examine the results of an exclusive survey of library professionals from more than 400 public libraries across the U.S. on public library marketing. The survey was sponsored by the NoveList division of EBSCO Publishing Nancy Dowd If there are over 1 billion people on Facebook and the Twitterverse can help topple governments, then it only makes sense that libraries would also be using these two social media channels to connect with their communities, right? Libraries are using social media, that’s clear. Four Steps to Facebook Success. It’s not a secret. Build Your PageConnect with PeopleEngage Your AudienceInfluence Friends of Fans So, if it’s so easy, why isn’t every library having wild success with its Facebook page? Wandering Around Without Mapquest Without a plan, can you guess what your first problem will be? We are posting all the time, but no one seems to notice Lawrence keeps its content hyper-local.

Twitter and the law: 10 legal risks in tweeting from or to the UK Number ten: defamatory tweets Defamation law protects a person's reputation. In England, the law of libel makes it an offence to communicate defamatory remarks where that communication takes some form of permanence (and in Scotland the general law of defamation has the same effect). At least one UK court has given the impression that communications via Twitter have a form of permanence. The test: If a tweet lowers a person's standing 'in the estimation of right-thinking members of society' it will breach the law of libel. Number nine: harassing tweets UK law protects against harassment by means of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The test: Tweets which the 'reasonable person' would conclude cause alarm or distress may amount to harassment. Number eight: malicious tweets The test: False tweets with the intent to injure another's commercial interests, or recklessness as to the truth, will amount to malicious falsehood. Number seven: menacing tweets Number five: impersonating tweets

Guide: PE and Pathways to Impact | National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement Section: Skills & knowledge When the Government invest in research, it is with the understanding that excellent research contributes to the economy, culture and social wellbeing of society; that it makes a difference. With increased competition for public funding, it is more important to demonstrate what this difference actually entails. The impact sections in the research application give you the opportunity to show how your research may make a difference, and what you plan to do to help achieve this. Impact generating activities do not start after the research is conducted – on the contrary – researchers are encouraged to engage with potential users of their research already when developing the application, and continue the engagement throughout. It is important to note that academic excellence still remains the main criteria for Research Councils – they are not going to support mediocre research with high impact! Please be as specific as you can here.

Publications Hildebrandt, K., & Couros, A. (2016). Digital selves, digital scholars: Theorising academic identity in online spaces. Journal of Applied Social Theory, 1(1). Hildebrandt, K., Lewis, P., Kreuger, C., Naytowhow, J., Tupper, J., Couros, A., and Montgomery, K. (2016). Couros, A., and Hildebrandt, K. (2016). Couros, A., Lewis, P., Montgomery, K., Tupper, J., Hildebrandt, K., and Naytowhow, J. Couros, A. (2014). Couros, A. (2013). Couros, A., Jarrett, K. (2011). Couros, A. (2010). Couros, A. (2010). Couros, A. Couros, A. (2009). Friesen, D., Couros, A. (2008). Brogden, L. Brogden, L. Couros, A., & Brogden, L. (2006). Nolan, K., Friesen, D., Maeers, M. & Couros, A. (2005) A case study of pre-service teachers learning to teach with technology during internship. Couros, A. (2003). Brogden, L., Couros, A. (2002). Couros, A. (2002). Couros, A., Brogden, L. (2001). R.A. Couros, A. (2000). Couros, A. (2000). Fulton, C., Couros, A., Maeers, M. (2000).

Las bibliotecas universitarias españolas en la web social según el XII Workshop de REBIUN Al hilo de lo oído en el Workshop y de las presentaciones que se mostraron (y de su seguimiento a través de la página de Facebook y Twitter del Workshop y del hashtag #12wkrebiun), me gustaría hacer algunas consideraciones aplicando este listado o checklist que presenté en la ponencia. He creído ver que las bibliotecas universitarias españolas están usando estos medios con dos fines principales: Curación de contenidosDifusión de noticias Vaya por delante que las bibliotecas universitarias se han puesto las pilas en el uso de los medios sociales y que ya son muchas no sólo las que usan estos medios sino las que los usan de forma muy activa y comprometida. Y con muchísima ilusión y generosidad. En unos años las bibliotecas han sido conscientes de la importancia de estos medios para salir ahí fuera y visibilizar las bibliotecas a través de estos medios. Fijémonos en cómo lo están haciendo las empresas, las organizaciones que tienen éxito en estos medios. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.