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Content curation is part of an overall strategy to tame information chaos. For me, it’s all about knowing, learning, sharing and teaching, all in one!
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Recently, both the CEO and the Marketing Director at my library asked about the ROI of paying for Facebook Page ads.
As social media continues to evolve, it’s important for us to keep up with the changes, and social media policies are no different.
Working in social media means falling down the rabbit hole a lot. And to be honest, that is not always bad. Spending 5 minutes here or there learning about new networks, tools, and strategies can be helpful. ...
Spending 5 minutes here or there learning about new networks, tools, and strategies can be helpful.
Evernote, the note-taking service that keeps your receipts, web clippings, recipes, and the title of that book you want to read, wants to organizes your work life too.
It's easy to be jaded when there's buzz about a new social network. Who has time to keep up with them all?
Many U.S. teens say they are addicted to social media and texting and often want to unplug. But they feel positive overall about how social media sites such as Facebook and text messaging have helped them connect with frirends.
This research study provides a snapshot of how U.S. teens experience the role of social media in their social and emotional lives. Download the full report
Learn what the new Twitter weekly digest email looks like, and how it could help your tweets get discovered by more people.
More and more, social media is becoming a part of our daily lives. Just today, Mashable is out with a report that says Pintrest (which is less than a year old) is the #3 social network in the U.S. This report mentions that the amount of monthly traffic Facebook receives is seven billion page views, and Twitter receives 182. Again, these are just U.S. statistics. If we were to look at the numbers worldwide, I would guess they would be much, much higher.
But it isn't just adults who are moving more of their lives to online spaces. In a recent Pew Internet survey, 73 percent of all teens used social networks daily. The most popular of these is Facebook; however, Twitter, Myspace and even LinkedIn are not far behind.
And it isn't just teens. The #1 social network for kids under the age of 13 is Club Penguin. It is visited more times each day than the New York Times..
Social media analytics can be a boon for businesses that use it wisely. Two founders of social data start-ups explain what they've learned so far.
The Australian Teacher Librarian Network assists school library staff to stay up to date with emerging devices, tools, media and virtual environments.
Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well.
As educators, we have a professional image to uphold and how we conduct ourselves online impacts this image. As reported by the media, there have been instances of educators demonstrating professional misconduct while engaging in inappropriate dialogue about their schools and/or students or posting pictures and videos of themselves engaged in inappropriate activity online. Mistakenly, some educators feel that being online shields them from having their personal lives examined. But educators’ online identities are very public and can cause serious repercussions if their behavior is careless.
Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary, says Matt Britland.
An interesting roundup from a Head of ICT that makes a good discussion starter for staff.
This is a roundup of the 3-part series I wrote on How To Compare e-Book Platforms.
Inside the architecture of Google's Knowledge Graph and Microsoft's Satori.
Meetups and Photo Booths and Deals, Oh My! — Using Social Media to Create Hybrid Events on Your Campus.
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