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How to Fight Information Overload Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more information there is. The more quality information we see, the more we want to consume it. The more we want to consume it, the more overloaded we feel. This has to stop somewhere. Melissa Terras' Blog: Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The Verdict Guess when I tweeted my papers? Top ten downloaded papers from my department in the last year, 7 of which include me in the author list. In October 2011 I began a project to make all of my 26 articles published in refereed journals available via UCL's Open Access Repository - "Discovery". I decided that as well as putting them in the institutional repository, I would write a blog post about each research project, and tweet the papers for download. Would this affect how much my research was read, known, discussed, distributed? I wrote about the stories behind the research papers - the stuff that doesn't make it into the official writeup.

16 Facebook Applications to Boost Popularity of Facebook Fan Page CHECK OUT: Quite a number of facebook apps are not working till date. Head over to 23+ Essential Facebook Page Applications to Improve Fans Engagement in 2012 for latest app suggestions. Do you know there are over 20 million people join as fans of Facebook Fan Pages daily? Forget about restricting Facebook as a private network. If you can get 5% of those people to land and join your fan page, the impact will be significant. Surveillance de sites Web par WatchMouse CA Nimsoft Monitor is an IT monitoring platform that provides scalable, easy-to-use and resilient monitoring capabilities. CA Nimsoft Monitor can help enable your organization to proactively monitor on-premise and cloud-based infrastructures—all within a single code base. CA Nimsoft Monitor offers the speed and ease-of-use associated with point solutions, featuring a streamlined architecture with a lightweight footprint.

Notebook As of July 2012, Google Notebook has shut down and all Notebook data should now be in Google Docs. As previously announced, in most cases we were able to automatically export the Notebook data, so please visit Google Docs. Also please update any bookmarks or links to Notebook so that they point to Docs instead. Here are answers to some questions about this transition. We may add or update questions over time.

Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People Want to know how to persuade people online and get what you want? The power of influence is usually all that separates the successful from everyone else. These are some tactics, discovered through psychological research, that you have probably not yet heard about, but have the potential to increase your persuasive abilities. I’m not going to cover reciprocity, scarcity or social proof and all those widely known persuasion principles. The top 50 science stars of Twitter Genomicist Neil Hall sparked an online tempest this summer by proposing a “Kardashian Index,” or K-index—a comparison of a scientist’s number of Twitter followers with their citations. Scientists with a high score on the index, named after the reality TV star Kim Kardashian, one of the most popular celebrities on the social media platform, should “get off Twitter” and write more papers, suggested Hall, who works at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Though Hall says he meant his K-index lightheartedly, his article in Genome Biology sparked a Twitter storm of criticism. So just who are the Kardashians of science, and is Hall’s criticism justified? Hall tactfully declined to provide a K-index for anyone specific, but Science was curious about the names and the numbers. The top three science stars of Twitter:

3 Tools to Create New Facebook iFrame Pages March 10 was a big day for Facebook Page owners. On that day, Facebook upgraded Pages to a new layout and removed FBML — Facebook Markup Language — as the custom-tab-creation code, replacing it with iframes. The latter action spelled trouble for do-it-yourselfers because it required them to learn how to create Facebook apps, which are required for iframes.

Integrating Netvibes, Pipes, AideRSS, Dapper for an intelligence dashboard Earlier today, Sam shared his executive dashboard that keeps him on top of our market’s information flow. I thought I would share some of the more technical details about integrating Netvibes, Pipes, AideRSS, and Dapper to create his dashboard. Defining our objectives We started this project with me interviewing Sam about the feeds in his reader. I also asked him about his behaviors online and existing relationships. I then pooled my notes [pic of my notes below] and began sketching up organizational concepts.

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