Twitter is pretty awesome and everyone needs it in their lives. But like with any technology, there are safety concerns, privacy concerns, kids' security concerns, and so on. Twitter has launched a new initiative to address all these matters.
“ So Many Hashtag Ideas and so Little Time! The “hashtag” ( “#”) has become the go-to hot key for trending topics and Twitter discussions. They’re prevalent on Twitter (where they got their start), but they have also seeped into Instagram,”
Via Elizabeth E Charles
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
Use #hashtags for finding academic articles. Very nifty!
Interesting read. It is very easy to miss a moment because you are trying not to miss it! Social Media is part of our society but it is only part of it and there is so much more to life. Use it wisely!
This little digital creature called Hashtag has been revolutionizing the way people network, communicate and share on social media websites. It first started on Twitter around the year 2009 then Google Plus adopted it in 2012 before Facebook officially integrated it in June 2013. However, what is mysteriously unknown about this #poundsign is that its origin dates back to the 12th century when the #symbol first appeared in the musical realm. Since then, hashtags have been used in different contexts and for different purposes till they finally landed in the social media landscape some few years ago. The visual below provides a very good visual illustration of the chronological development of the sign #hashtag.
I was having a great conversation the other day with a good friend, and she was sharing how many boards aren’t really worried about “social media” because they are needing to actually focus on improving their culture first. I thought a lot about what she said, and to be honest, if you cannot have conversations with people in your own organization, Twitter is going to be the last thing in your mind. That being said, I have seen a lot of school organizations use social media to actually improve their culture significantly. It is not the only way, but if used in powerful ways, it definitely can have an overall impact on your school or district.
“ The social media landscape is changing. Or, in other words, it’s like the polar icecaps of Facebook are melting, and in the runoff we’re excavating cavernous content mills, stalagmites of rampant…”
Via Steven Krohn
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
The landscape is changing. A great info graphic that shows you how.
Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.
“Whether you're managing a team Instagram account or wanting to save your favorite photos automatically, there are lots of Instagram tricks waiting for you. You may or may not have a huge following on Instagram, but these tricks will make your Instagram use just a little bit better. You'll love this list. Hashtag Like a Pro Most…”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. The “That’s a parent’s job” mantra is not a sufficient excuse for ignoring your responsibility here. We’re in this together.
Students must be taught early and often how to create, locate, maintain and share content. And they need to understand the ramifications of everything they do on social media.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I blog and I understand. - Confucius (almost)
Sometime in the next 24 hours, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. This will not be an earth shattering event, nor will lives be changed, or kingdoms overthrown. But reaching 5 million views will be a personal - and a significant - milestone for me.
Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what its author called 21 things every 21st century teacher should do this year. This chart is created by Sean Junkins based on a blog post by Carl Hooker. I went through the ideas suggested here and thought of providing you with some good web tools to apply to some of these ideas. The tools I am sharing are based on posts I have published in this blog.
A lot of this is social media and I think its great. I love the idea of setting yourself a goal to try and achieve all of this next year. I wonder how many I will have persuaded teachers to use by the end of next year.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.