February 27, 2014 Social bookmarking is an online phenomenon that has seen the light in the last few years particularly with the outburst of web 2.0 technologies or what author Will Richardson calls the read/write web. To put it simply, a social bookmarking service is a web tool that allows you to not only bookmark web documents (as traditional bookmarking did) but also to annotate, edit, tag and share them with others. Social bookmarking can also be a collaborative endeavour in which a group of users share links with the same tags.
Search for musical artists and discover similar singers and bands you never knew existed.
Welcome to MusicPlasma.com the original visual music mapping tool. Music Plasma is a visual search service that allows music lovers to discover new bands and artists that are closely related to their favorites. Our graphic interface lets you visualize how the groups are fused together. Just enter your favorite musical artist in the search bar below. A circle will appear on the music map. Click on it and chose expand to explore.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:
Would students be more interested in learning how to search if they could be delving into music?
It takes special investigative skills and practice to decide if online information can be trusted. Almost anything can be made to look real on the Internet using deceptive wording and PhotoShop.
An Information Forensics Specialist knows how to find clues and tell if a web site can be trusted or not. By becoming an Information Forensics Specialist you are less likely to be scammed or tricked into believing false information.
Information Forensics Training
This training helps you identify clues about the source of information and the quality of its content. To determine the reliability of sources you must ask probing questions.
Online interactive learning games and teacher resources for teaching information fluency. Drop these course games into your online classes, library- media kiosks, or school webpages. (A free service of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project.)
There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:
1. Develop multiple sources for your topics It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.
2. Tag your posts Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.
Content curation tools are a fantastic way to stay organized, up-to-date and in-the-know. But the number of content curation tools out there can be almost as overwhelming as the amount of articles and blog posts you want to ...
While some debate whether Google+ is a ghost town or not, the search giant's social network quietly passed the 1 Billion user mark. That's right: 1 Billion people have a Google+ account which is 2x Twitter's user base and only 15% less than Facebook's. Perhaps more importantly, the +1 button is pressed more than 5 million times a day and 340 million of its users are active. Scoopiteers didn’t need to wait for those metrics to be public to demand that we add Google+ to the Scoop.it’s sharing options: as our platform is a hub to discover, curate and share content to feed your online channels, it’s natural to offer as many distribution options as possible. So today, after integrating with Facebook profiles and pages, LinkedIn profiles, groups and pages, Twitter and many other social platform such as Wordpress or Tumblr, we’re excited to launch our integration with Google+ with 2 new features:
Adding Google+ Company pages as a sharing option to Scoop.it
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I was introduced to Pinterest by one of my students about six months before the boom that made Pinterest a household word.
I wish I'd seized the opportunity and jumped right in. However, at first I just didn't get it. Now in hindsight I realize that Pinterest is a curation platform-- one that appeals to millions. Needless to say I'm now curating a dozen different interests!