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Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt | Digital skills | Scoop.it
2012 was the year of my big experiment: trying out various forms of social media for academic purposes. I was in many ways a social media novice when I began, as I had only really dabbled in Facebo...

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Deborah Lupton offers her thoughts on social media after several months of active experimentation with different platforms. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Need pixel dimensions and sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn? We put it all in one handy graphic.
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Who owns the content you upload online?

Who owns the content you upload online? | Digital skills | Scoop.it
The thorny issue of ownership is under the spotlight again, after Instagram announced changes to its terms and conditions
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Remorseful Twitter and Facebook jokers less likely to face prosecution

Remorseful Twitter and Facebook jokers less likely to face prosecution | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Social media misuse guidelines to differentiate between silly offensive posts and those that involve credible threats...
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Digital Preservation Is Cultural Literacy

Digital Preservation Is Cultural Literacy | Digital skills | Scoop.it
While digital preservation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about K-12 curricula, teaching kids about Web archiving, digitization, and media storage can serve as a gateway to hands-on learning in science and technology.
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7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital skills | Scoop.it

Includes section on copyright implications of 'scooping' content


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Academic blogging: the power and the pitfalls – live chat

Academic blogging: the power and the pitfalls – live chat | Digital skills | Scoop.it
How can academics best use blogging to research and rehearse their ideas, network with peers and boost their careers?
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Not So Fast on 'Open Access' - Inside Higher Ed

Not So Fast on 'Open Access' - Inside Higher Ed | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Inside Higher EdNot So Fast on 'Open Access'Inside Higher EdSpecifically, the statement says that the arguments for open access in the sciences (where most work is supported in part by federal funds) could soon be applied to the humanities (where...
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50 Great Twitter Chats in Academia

50 Great Twitter Chats in Academia | Digital skills | Scoop.it

Some of these concern secondary education, but there are a few useful HE twitterchats too.

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UMASS Dartmouth Study Shows Social Media Reduces Recruiting Costs for Higher Ed

UMASS Dartmouth Study Shows Social Media Reduces Recruiting Costs for Higher Ed | Digital skills | Scoop.it
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Raspberry Pi: computing under the bonnet

Raspberry Pi: computing under the bonnet | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Editorial: The aim must be for the next generation to learn to control computers, rather than be controlled by them
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What were the top papers of 2012 on social media? : Nature News Blog

What were the top papers of 2012 on social media? : Nature News Blog | Digital skills | Scoop.it
One of the promises of altmetrics – an approach to measuring attention on research papers that relies on alternative measures to citations, such as downloads, social media mentions, and collections in online libraries – is that it could provide an...
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Engage: Social Media Talks

Engage: Social Media Talks | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Audio and video casts of talks on social media relating to academic life: a series from the University of Oxford, Autumn 2012.
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Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise

Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds going to elite universities rises 10% as overall applications fall
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Tweet Chats 101: 41 Success Tips for Moderators, Participants & Guests! | The Marketing Nut

Tweet Chats 101: 41 Success Tips for Moderators, Participants & Guests! | The Marketing Nut | Digital skills | Scoop.it
Tweet Chats, #TweetChats, Hashtags, or even hashbrowns as one of my clients first called them. Tweet chats benefits include build community, grow following & more.
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the digital thesis – more than a storage issue

the digital thesis – more than a storage issue | Digital skills | Scoop.it
I’ve been dipping in and out of a recent publication on digital theses – The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses (Andrews et al, 2012). This is the kind of text that only libraries bu...
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Considering rights in a digital age - Article by Emily Goodhand in Research Information

Considering rights in a digital age - Article by Emily Goodhand in Research Information | Digital skills | Scoop.it

"Emily Goodhand examines the implications of recent copyright announcements and news, and speculates on whether a happy medium in digital copyright will ever truly be achieved"


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Your Academic Twidentity, or, More About Twitter and Academic Identity | Inside Higher Ed

Your Academic Twidentity, or, More About Twitter and Academic Identity | Inside Higher Ed | Digital skills | Scoop.it
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The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital skills | Scoop.it

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Job Seekers: Beware These Social Media Traps

Job Seekers: Beware These Social Media Traps | Digital skills | Scoop.it
First time impressions are everything, but sometimes they creep up on you. What are recruiters looking for on social profiles?
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