Web 2.0 Research Tools - A Quick Guide The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic UPDATE: We have published a new version of this popular Infographic here -> which covers data up through November 2013. Say what you will about the tidal wave that is social media: it’s over-hyped, a fad halfway through its 15 minutes, that <insert social network, platform, app> surely won’t be around in a few years’ time. But take a look below at the steep curve of the user growth rate in all age ranges and demographics, and the continuing pervasiveness of social networking into every facet of work, play and life in general. It’s hard to argue that social media hasn’t changed forever how we interact and connect online. See for yourself: (click image to enlarge) This is part of a special infographic series by Search Engine Journal. Also available in PDF format here. Jenise is CEO of Alpha Brand Media, publisher of Search Engine Journal.
Web 2.0 Tool Review: Twitter in the Library April 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm · Filed under library sites , technology and tagged: communication , librarians , libraries , marketing , Twitter Twitter is a micro blogging and social networking service that’s easy to use and best of all — free. It allows members to post short messages that are 140 characters or less to their accounts. The social element of Twitter allows users to follow each other and monitor each other’s messages. David Leeking suggests to “think of Twitter like a personal IM account that can be shared with everyone.” In essence, Twitter is a way to communicate and connect with others, but it’s also a great marketing and publicity tool and so much more. Twitter is being used by individuals, groups, organizations and companies in many different ways. Here are a few examples of how Twitter is being used by librarians: The Barrington Area Library in Illinois has a Teen Zone Twitter account which is primarily used as an information resource for teens. Drupal vs.
100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education: iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile: Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Books & Journals Science Math & Technology Social Science
Uploading a video? How's your VSEO look? - Blogs On Entrepreneurs By Dan Gershenson Let's admit it. It's not always easy to wrap your arms around this SEO thing. You've got to think about organic search. Paid search. In the midst of it all, you've got to contend with a new term you haven't heard before: VSEO, or video search engine optimization. You might think, “Wait — you mean I don't just upload a video to YouTube and call it a day?” Not quite. Let's start with keywords. When you take a closer look at the keywords that are being searched for at a high volume and have relevance to your company, you can incorporate these keywords into descriptions of your video. Jack Lane, of Chicago-based Lane Media & Productions, works with clients to help address this very issue. “We insert specific keywords into the scripts we write for clients,” Lane says. Lane explains that this is really the best way for a search engine to index the content within the video, helping the company move up in the rankings. How do you measure it successfully? Ask them to watch — and rate.
29 Twitter Apps for the iPhone Compared Remember the days when we could count iPhone apps for Twitter on one hand? Well, those days are long gone, and if you're having trouble keeping up with all the new additions, you're not alone. Which apps are the real deal, worth the price, over-hyped, underrated, or just a plain waste of space? Tell us what you think of the apps below in the comments. Pay to Play Tweetstack: Newcomer Tweetstack brings your TweetDeck columns to the iPhone. iTunes rating: 2.5 starsMashable rating: 3.5 stars (Note: all ratings are based on a 5 point scale) Tweetie: Not to be confused with impostors, Tweetie combines beauty, speed, and function in an impressive option that will only set you back $2.99. iTunes rating: 4 starsMashable rating: 5 stars Twitterville: Twitterville is not a bad little $1.99 Twitter app when it comes to viewing tweets, replies, DMs, favorites, and user profiles. iTunes rating: 2 starsMashable rating: 2.5 stars iTunes rating: not availableMashable rating: 2.5 stars Freebies Need more?
Twurdy Search - Search for Readable Results 10 Ways To Be Useful on Twitter by Ryan Miller – Follow him @ryancmiller With Twitter being the big buzz word all over the MSM, blogs and just about everywhere you look, it seems like everyone is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. And that’s not a bad thing at all. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. SearchHash: make your own spreadsheet of hashtagged tweets to savour 25 Apps that Add Form and Function to Twitter - The 2.0 Life Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines Coming to you from the wonderful Nova Scotian city, Halifax (Canada), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding the blog website or the published content , please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].
10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps As Twitter surges toward an estimated 12 million registered users by year's end (though some new stats may disagree), some of us are starting to deal with what we recently dubbed "followholism." You've followed so many people, it's hard to keep up, and it's probably time to do a little housekeeping. But where do you begin? Twitter's own tools for managing followers are subpar. It's nearly impossible to figure out who among your followers are following you back, and the interface for paging through followers is clumsy and difficult to use. Fortunately, Twitter's API has given rise to a vast universe of amazing third party apps. Find Out Who You're Following When I first joined Twitter, I started following people right out of the gate in order to get some utility out of the site — after all, the only way to join the conversation is to start following it. 1. Find Your Friends Not all relationships on Twitter are equal. 4. Get Rid of Inactives 7. Manage it All
A Guide to Top Academic Search Engines and Databases for Scholars Academic search engines play a very important role in discovering academic resources, scholarly works, journal articles, etc. Below is a guide/ survey of some of the outstanding, free academic search engines. A few of them are inclusive of academic repositories and databases as well. 1. Run by a non profit organization in South Africa in partnership with a large number of African journals, it is probably the world’s largest collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. ajol has 479 journals, 8635 issues, 98503 abstracts and 93459 full texts available. A very good resource for all those interested in African journals. 2. A treasure trove for the lovers of academic open source web resources. An excellent resource. 3. Pronounced as sigh-knee, it is essentially a database service providing search facility regarding articles, books and journals. Information on 10 million books and journal titles held in about 1200 university libraries in Japan is also available for search.