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Facebook Finally Gets Serious About Privacy

Facebook Finally Gets Serious About Privacy | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Facebook introduced two new features that give users more control over their privacy.
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Dear Mark, it's about time. This why we broke up. Not enough to get back with you. But it's a start for all the others who still go out with you.

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Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking via Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger

Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking via Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 30, 1:18 AM
"experts have noted that success on that front is a matter of getting out of it what you put into it". It's like everything in life social media connections have to be worked on. It's finding that balance so that it does not take over your life. (note to self!)
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Is Social Media The New Tobacco? – NewCo Shift

Is Social Media The New Tobacco? – NewCo Shift | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

I’ll admit I was a slow-follower when the iPhone launched ten years ago. I was suspicious of Apple’s intent — I was not fan of its closed, vertically integrated model — and the market’s infatuation with apps felt like a fad that would ultimately fade. When I finally did get an iPhone, I felt complicit in the what amounted to internet climate change: slowly but surely, our new addictions were bound to swamp all that we had worked so hard to build on the open web.

 

As Tristan Harris and many others have pointed out, the economic incentives driving our mobile landscape (in short: advertising) are based fundamentally on the science of addiction, and addicted we certainly are.

 

And as we’ve learned from tobacco and processed foods, an industry based on addiction preys on the young.

 

In what I hope will be a landmark piece in the Atlantic, social scientist Jean M. Twenge, who has studied generational differences for decades, concludes that the first generation of teenagers to grow up with a smartphone in their hands is demonstrating wildly different patterns from any group she’s previously researched. And those patterns are not good....


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Still makes you look cool. I Gotta READ This!

I'm worried about this research with the recently revealed teen suicide rates. Ack!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 6, 10:34 AM

A serious and thoughtful look at social addiction. 

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Riveting.
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How Long Should Your Videos Be? Ideal Lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

How Long Should Your Videos Be? Ideal Lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

Video marketers know we lack patience. So they're starting to tailor content for our dwindling attention spans. In fact, 56% of all videos published in the last year are less than 2 minutes long.


But marketers must innovate further because users expect different video lengths on different platforms. Odds are, they're more willing to watch a 2 minute long video on YouTube than on Twitter.


If you don't customize video length for each platform, then you're not fully catering to your audience. Sooner or later, the attention they give to your brand will wither away.


That's why we decided to create this handy, bookmarkable infographic about the optimal video length for the most popular video channels. To help you better engage your audience on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, we extracted insights from HubSpot's own social and YouTube data, and combined it with existing research in the area. ...


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I found this really interesting, but not all that surprising! Keep it short and simple! I need to do this with my blog posts -- I think they're too long!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 21, 2:16 AM

Check out the ideal video lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Check out the ideal video lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

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#BookSnaps!!

#BookSnaps!! | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
UPDATED!!! #BookSnaps have taken the world by storm!! Enjoy this post…and contact Tara Martin if you would like her to speak about #BookSnaps at your conference or with your staff! Now THIS i…
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#BookSnaps!! Great way to create book stories using @Snapchat & @Bitmoji - Also translateable to Instagram! - by @TaraMartinEDU 

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12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas

12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
What’s the point of Instagram and why should you spend your precious time and money on it?  Well, don’t worry about the cost, because it’s FREE! So, all you really need is creativity and a few minu…
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Lowering the tone: doing social media at Bodleian Libraries

Lowering the tone: doing social media at Bodleian Libraries | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

For me, that is the lesson learnt after spending a year and a bit doing social media at Bodleian Libraries, the University of Oxford’s research libraries. It is a conclusion every person who does…


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Love me some Bodleian Library! Iconic!

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Texting with teachers: How to set social media boundaries for kids

Texting with teachers: How to set social media boundaries for kids | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Should teachers and students be friends of the Facebook variety? Should they text, tweet, snap or ‘gram each other?Parents want to know where the boundaries should be when it comes to educators and students using technology to communicate.Tara Paige feels fine about digital communication. The Arlington, Texas, entrepreneur and mother of eight says her children sometimes use technology—such as
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The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter

The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional develo…
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I've shared this before, my sweet friend & Edublogger from Perth @suewaters  keeps updating this excellent post.

 

Share it with your teachers new to Twitter!

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Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News)

Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News) | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown across the Twitterverse.

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Shocked? Or...Not so much?

"Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown across the Twitterverse."

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Should social media activity be a consideration in tenure and promotion reviews?

Should social media activity be a consideration in tenure and promotion reviews? | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

"A new report from the American Sociological Association suggests tenure committees consider the impact of social media engagement in review of teaching, research and service when considering a candidate."


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Awaken Librarian's comment, September 20, 2016 9:29 AM
I absolutely support this initiative. Just like librarians are trying to debunk the "Marian, Librarian" stereotype of shushing prudes, tenure professors need to dust off their statuesque behavior and progress with the technological times. Too often I find that complacency is the rut of university staff. Keeping their nose to the ground on connecting their works with students can't do anything but enhance progress all the way around.
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What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners

What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Most research on the use of Twitter for learning has been conducted with undergraduate and graduate students. Research with teenagers, however, has found that students use social media for self-expression, communication, friendship maintenance and information.

So, recently, one of our partner teachers explored the potential of social media to promote learning. Ryan Becker, a teacher at a public middle school, wondered if Twitter might be an effective way to extend classroom learning and to link students to “real world” science.

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VERY Interesting! Science!

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The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI

The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University (and then
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I should read this carefully. I know I should!

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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.

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Hmmm this could be Verrrrry interesting!

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 17, 2016 6:34 PM
Fantastic - will revolutionise my tweets!
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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy [Infographic] | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Instead of coming up with a social media marketing plan on your own, you can use this step-by-step guide for assistance.
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Although we are educators, if we're using Social Media to connect with the school & community (and i think we should!) Tip #2 is really important! Consistency in profiles & branding across all social media platforms. 

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How to Use Bitmoji on Snapchat [Video] | MobiPicker

How to Use Bitmoji on Snapchat [Video] | MobiPicker | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
If you are a Snapchat user and love taking and sharing snaps, then your selfie social media experience is about to get better. Snapchat has announced its partnership with Bitmoji. For those who don’t know, Bitmoji is also an app that lets you create your own custom sticks. Now that you can use Bitmoji stickers …
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If I liked Snapchat more I'd be really into this! Go ahead, call me a fuddy duddy but to take the time to do all the work on a story only to have it go away or to only be seen by friends does not appeal to my languorous self!

 

I know, I know, make a story, save it to camera  and repost on Instagram.....but why bother? Feel free to change my mind or tell me what I'm missin! LOL

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Snapchat 101: How to Turn On Ghost Mode for Snap Map to Keep Your Location Private

Snapchat 101: How to Turn On Ghost Mode for Snap Map to Keep Your Location Private | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Snapchat recently updated their Android and iPhone apps with a new feature called Snap Map which lets you share your current location with other Snapchatters, as well as see their current locations. It may sound like an interesting new feature, but sharing your exact location with all of your Snapchat followers is dangerous, to say the least. Luckily, it's easy to turn this feature off. If you're still not sure what Snap Map is, you can watch Snap's video below to see how it works or check out our article on the subject. Basically, if your Snapchat friends are sharing their locations with you
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Sharing locations for kiddos is a little concerning - by turning on Ghost Mode you can be invisible!

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2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Get up to speed on your social media images sizes with this awesome infographic that shows you the different images sizes for each platform in 2016
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Well done chart!

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Six Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

Six Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

Here are a few social media tips for teachers who don't want to torture themselves over every Tweet, update, or Instagram pic.

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6 Common Sense Tips for the Social Media Win!

Here are a few social media tips for teachers who don't want to torture themselves over every Tweet, update, or Instagram pic.

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Hashtag Research Tools and Management - the Complete List #Hashtag

Hashtag Research Tools and Management - the Complete List #Hashtag | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

Hashtag was the word of the year in 2013, there was a baby named Hashtag, and the word was outlawed in France (mot-dièse).

Hashtags continue to have enormous benefits when utilized appropriately in social media – especially as their use has expanded beyond Twitter and into Facebook. If you’d like some hashtag basics, see the Hashtag Guide that we’ve published. You can also read our post on finding the best hashtags for each social update....


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Don't HATE the Hashtag! Been saying it since '07!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 16, 7:19 PM

Here's a useful although dated list of hashtag tools.

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Researching your hashtags is an important part of your social media usage and presence.  Get discovered ! #hashtag #socialmedia
 
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A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

Amy B. Wang writes: "It’s no secret that teenagers love social media.

 

Members of “Generation Z” can spend up to nine hours a day sharing photos on Instagram, consuming “content” on YouTube and talking to friends on Snapchat. (Just don’t ask them to get excited about Facebook.)

 

But how much do these teens understand what they’ve agreed to give up when they start an account with those sites?

 

Probably very little, according to a report released last week — and dense terms and conditions that are “impenetrable and largely ignored” are partly to blame."


Via Mary Reilley Clark
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This is super cool!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 8, 3:44 PM

Be sure to click on the report to see the rewritten terms and conditions. Do your students understand all their DMs are mined by Instagram (and do they care?) 

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them) - The Buffer Blog

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them) - The Buffer Blog | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in …
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Interesting. Like we need new ones....but worth the read!

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UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS

UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

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WOW! Didn't know this!

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Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags - OnlineCollegeCourses.com

Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags - OnlineCollegeCourses.com | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Education is taking off in Twitter. See which hashtags can keep you in the loop.
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I'm getting a little tired of Word Clouds (don't hate me) but this one with the Education hashtags is grand!

Including: #TLChat #EdChat & MORE!

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
With video of a girl balancing in a tutu and a crowd cheering at a soccer game, one college professor uses the social media app to personalize concepts for his psychology students.
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More help for learning to use Snapchat!

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The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes | Visual.ly

The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes | Visual.ly | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
As part of Pinterest's new look, some of its image sizes have changed. This cheat sheet will help you stay up to date so that you can optimize your br
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SO needed this! I don't really use Pinterest professionally, more personally - but it's a great resource!

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