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App Advisor by secure.me

App Advisor by secure.me | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it
App Advisor helps safe-guard your personal data by telling you exactly which apps you should be cautious of, before they become a threat to your privacy.

 

Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!

 

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http://apps.secure.me/

 


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Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!

 

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Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it

Integrating social media into academia is not a novel idea. And since you are reading this, chances are you probably have been utilizing some feature of social media in the classroom for years. What is more interesting is asking why academia should exploit social media and, more specifically, Twitter.


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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


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The Fallacy of Information Overload | Brian Solis

The Fallacy of Information Overload | Brian Solis | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this article by Brian Solis:

 

"Information overload isn’t a new phenomenon by any means. The sensation of being overwhelmed by information has been linked to every media revolution. With every new innovation and the mass adoption of disruptive technology, the volume of information available to us grows exponentially.

 

With media now so pervasive and portable, information, of any focus, is available, on demand, and more importantly, resides in our hands to create and consume at will. We are, for better or for worse, always on. And this is both part of the problem and part of the solution for how we evolve as individuals and as an information society.

 

Social media has gifted us a new democracy. And with it, the ability to connect to people around the world and create, share, and devour knowledge, entrainment, and irrelevant information at will. It’s as intimidating as it is beautiful.

 

There is a very real human cost of social connectivity. But, the symptoms of information overload are only a reflection of our inability or lack of desire to bring order to our chaos. See, we are the engineers of the media levees that prevent overflow.

 

The challenge lies not in the realization that we are empowered to curate our social streams and relationships, but in the consciousness of what is and what could be. Meaning, that we must first understand that how we’re connecting, consuming, and creating today is either part of the problem or part of the solution. We, and only we, are in control of information overload and everything begins with acceptance.

 

Information overload is a real phenomenon, but it is I believe, by design. It either works for us or against us and it is our choice as to which way the stream flows. To be clear, information overload is a symptom of over consumption and the inability to refine online experiences based on interest and importance.

 

Access to information and people is intoxicating. Creating an online portrait of who we are or who we want others to see is equality alluring. But without direction, governance, and discipline, we are at risk of giving ourselves to the very networks we value rather than managing the platforms to our advantage.

Our participation must be inspired by purpose and parameters. No, we are not obligated to connect with everyone who connects with us. We are obligated to maintain balance in who we are, what we value, and equally the value we invest in the communities in which we participate.


As Clay Shirky once observed, “There’s no such thing as information overload — only filter failure.”
My take? “Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important.” It’s a choice.


Perhaps said another way, information overload is a symptom of our inability to focus on what’s truly important or relevant to who we are as individuals, professionals, and as human beings..."

 

Read full interesting article here:
http://www.briansolis.com/2012/05/the-fallacy-of-information-overload/

 


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Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:05 PM

This article is very important as it brings up a more fundamental question when examining the information overload we experience in the digital age. It questions whether this overload is a result of lack of curation, or whether it is in fact a choice and as a society we are actively changing the way we seek to experience media.

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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool.

 

Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place.

 

Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom.

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/12/60-inspiring-examples-of-twitter-in-the-classroom/

 


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What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags (Infographic)

What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags (Infographic) | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it
Hashtags are a fantastic way for brands to connect with their target audience and participate in conversations about common interests.

 

Did you know that only 24% of tweets contain hashtags?

 

Meanwhile, hashtags are a fantastic way for brands to connect with their target audience and participate in conversations about common interests.

 

What are you waiting for? Check out our infographic below and start adding targeted hashtags to your branding strategy!

 

Gust MEES: Learn more about hashtags here...

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=Hash-Tags 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Hashtags+in+education 

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Hashtags

 

 

 


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Al calor del Caribe | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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