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Social networking and participatory library services
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Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms

Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
The Google+ Common Name policy will never be the same. Google now allows both nicknames and full-fledged pseudonyms on Google+.
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Why Social Media Shouldn’t Be Outsourced

Why Social Media Shouldn’t Be Outsourced | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Anyone can learn how to use social media (an opinion based on five years experience, delivering across four continents, to hundreds if not thousands of people (we’ve lost count), across countless of industries and sectors).


We have yet to find one person who couldn’t click a few buttons, be inspired to use online platforms with the technologies they already own plus see the value and benefit it would bring to their role.


The golden rule of social media use : it’s just like being in a big room, full of real people.


Everyone already has the skill to be human..

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How to Not Lose Your Identity or Your Job to Social Media

How to Not Lose Your Identity or Your Job to Social Media | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

"Make sure you follow your organization’s policy on social media use, and share it with coworkers whose behavior may pose a threat to your company’s network. A seemingly innocent mistake can not only compromise your own PC or mobile device, but it also can expose your organization to malware that results in the loss of sensitive data. You can also lose your own social identity when the virus writer resets your password and takes over your account".


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A social media policy for a one branch public library » DOs and DON'Ts s

A social media policy for a one branch public library » DOs and DON'Ts s | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

When you use social media your behaviour and content is not only a reflection of you but also of your Library.

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Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards

Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

People rarely spend their time reading these days, and visits to the library are even scarcer. Most of the time is spent on the internet, using social media websites.


The Milwaukee Public Library hopes to win back some visitors with three billboards to snag interest.


All of these play on logos of popular websites Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and encourage users to read a book instead.

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Backup Your Social Media Accounts For Free With Backupify

Backup Your Social Media Accounts For Free With Backupify | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

Imagine one fine day Facebook or Twitter suspends your account. You apply for reactivation and then wait until the account is restored, but there is a good chance of your account never seeing the light of the day leaving you with no option but to open a fresh account and start all over again.

 

Social media plays a dominant role in our lives and it is estimated that 22 percent of all time online, or one in every four and half minutes is spent on a social network. Shutting down a Twitter or a Facebook account literally erases one’s online identity along with the data has been shared with friends over the years...


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Social Media Trends 2012 – Content Curation in PR |

Social Media Trends 2012 – Content Curation in PR | | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
In her post about social media trends in 2012 Beverly Macy says content curation is important because people want to know what's important and they want to discover interesting and relevant content.

This is a good read for Librarians stepping into social media and curation.
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Social networking sites go local and hope to allow users to 'virtually' knock on each others doors

Social networking sites go local and hope to allow users to 'virtually' knock on each others doors | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

But as the digital generation becomes ever more insular, now a string of social networks are seeking to help us reconnect with our neighbours.

[Question: what can libraries adopt in this scenario?]
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The 3 Pillars of Content Curation - Only Dead Fish

The 3 Pillars of Content Curation - Only Dead Fish | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Curation is already becoming an overused word but it's an increasingly important one. Not least because the way in which we discover content that we like or find useful, and how it gets in front of us or gets our attention, is changing radically. With an explosion of choice and noise, and attention becoming the new scarcity, how we choose to curate what gets that attention (or, as below, how it is curated for us) is hugely important to anyone in the business of creating content. And let's face it, that's now everybody. So here's my take on the three pillars of content curation that will increasingly (and already actively) shape the future of content consumption and distribution:
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Google Analytics and Social Media Hub

Google Analytics and Social Media Hub | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Google has announced the inclusion of Social Media Hub, a way to measure social media performance in Google Analytics.
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Goodbye Delicious, hello Pinboard: why we'll pay for internet plumbing

Goodbye Delicious, hello Pinboard: why we'll pay for internet plumbing | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: Guardian Technology is switching its bookmarking system over from the ex-Yahoo Delicious service (now owned by the YouTube founders) to Pinboard, a paid-for service. You won't notice any difference.


So long, Delicious. It's been fun, but in the end the combination of Yahoo's indifference and the attempts by your new owners Avos to turn you away from being something like the plumbing for the net, and into a sort-of news windows, haven't worked out for us.


The upshot is that we're moving from your free service to the paid-for bookmarking service provided by Pinboard. It's the end of a longstanding relationship, but at the end of the day (and into the night) we needed plumbing.

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Smashwords - DRM-free ebook publishing for any device

Smashwords - DRM-free ebook publishing for any device | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers. We offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.


For readers, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word.

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The Future of the Book.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book.
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Creating a Social Media Plan

Creating a Social Media Plan | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Like many other business activities, Social Media requires planning, measurement, proper objectives and professional staff member/s to execute.
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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
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I, curator?

I, curator? | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
You need curation. Web curators aren't writers, because they are more concerned with locating, selecting, and presenting information than writing original works. Curators do, however, write text that frames, explains, contrasts ...
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Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Content Curation Wor | @scoopit http://bit.ly/......

Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Content Curation Wor | @scoopit http://bit.ly/...... | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.
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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked the roomful of librarians to imagine libraries as places for people to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, “What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.”

 

What’s a Makerspace?


So what’s a makerspace? Also called a hackerspace, a backspace, or a hacklab, it’s any sort of creative space where people gather to make stuff and share ideas about making stuff. These labs, often equipped with tools and materials, allow users to practice a 21st-century sort of DIY. Hackerspaces.org, a wiki connecting makerspaces around the world, defines them as “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.” The ideas behind makerspaces—community-driven, open-access, shared resources and tools, knowledge sharing—make them a natural fit for a library community..."


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Tour of the Mobile Ecosystem for information professionals

Tour of the Mobile Ecosystem  for information professionals | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
Brief tour of the mobile ecosystem with an emphasis towards "online information" professionals in order to understand the big picture.
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Why Curation is the natural form of Mobile Publishing with Scoop.it

Why Curation is the natural form of Mobile Publishing with Scoop.it | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it
For a long time, Mobile Internet was a "baby internet" as Steve Jobs called it, the day the iPhone was launched....
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