YouTube has announced changes to channels that feature a news feed integrated with Google+, Twitter, and Facebook for videos shared on other platforms.
Each YouTube account also has a news feed feature, much like other social networks.
Channels can be restructured to display videos in the form of a series, much like a television network groups their shows together for DVR or On Demand. It even tracks which episodes you’ve already watched in a series.
Social networks are simply tools: when used for activities of which we approve – like riot cleanup, or the Arab spring – their power seems unambiguously positive. When used for other causes, it is portrayed as sinister.
There's no way to embrace the immense good such tools can use without learning to live with, and mitigate, their downsides.
TagMyDoc allows you to apply a tag on a document which can be scanned and retrieved as a virtual copy.
TagMyDoc can be seen as the reverse process of printing. When you print, your document goes from a virtual form to a hard copy. Our solution brings the same concept but reverses it: the recipient will obtain the virtual copy of the document from its paper form.
Make use of the fastest growing social network ever at your library with the long-awaited Google+ Pages feature for organizations and brands.
Google Plus Pages are the Google answer/alternative to a Facebook (though I prefer to think of it as a complement for a full social media plan). Your library can use this powerful social tool to host video Hangout chats, isolate user and staff groups for targeted dissemination and conversations with Circles, and increase your Library’s social exposure with the +1 button.
I keep asking myself a question in these situations (I hope the librarians and teachers in the room are asking it, too): when these kids leave school, are they also reading every day? And if they are, how big would the reading slice of pie be compared to, say, posting on Facebook, listening to music, and texting their friends? I’m increasingly convinced that I’m staring at a pie where 90 percent of the slices are cut up into non-reading forms of entertainment and social media
High school students who send and receive sexually suggestive or explicit images are more likely to have symptoms of depression, according to a new study from the Education Development Center in Newton, Massachussets.
From time to time, you should be looking under the hood of your Twitter feed and practices. After you clean up your list of followers and those you follow, you might want to consider these three ways to tune up your Twitter operations
We are seeing faster and faster changes in the technological landscape. Always at the heart is our need to ensure that social media empowers connections within and beyond the library. Not every library will benefit from the same social media tools. But every library can develop new options for marketing their services and change the way their clients or community interact with the library..
Now, you may be wondering, “Isn't curating just a fancy term for filtering information?” Not exactly. As I see it, when it comes to workplace communication, there are actually three levels to the way information is transferred: ...
As Mathew Ingram introduces: "The principle behind copyright has been taking a beating from "remix culture," driven in large part by YouTube and other video sites."
There are a number of creative activities you can put in that "remix culture" and though curation is not a challenge to current copyright law as it doesn't change the nature of the original content, it is probably part of its broader definition.
What's interesting is that the first challenge to copyright was piracy. But the remix culture has nothing to do with the motivation to get content for free: it is about creating the new from the existing, just like DJ's remix and sample songs to create new pieces.
Interesting to watch how this wave will shape the future of publishing.
Dropmark is a new web-based service which allows you to easily drag and drop any image or web content into your personal cloud-based folder (1Gb to start) and to organize your clipped content into thematic collections that you can easily share with friends or publicly.
Dropmark provides a Google Chrome extension which makes it even easier to grab any content while you see it on a web page.
Social media has helped in making the world turn an imaginary room into one with more friends than you remember. But its future lies not in the size of this room but in how it can be coupled with emerging future technologies.
The social media experience has been that of creating new relationships, adding new friends, getting new likes and so forth but the main question for tomorrow is what should we do with all these relationships we have amassed.
The affordances of social media can be tested in all kinds of industries - and the best strategies can be incorportated into your own library services.
Social media is going to be way more than just reading your friends statuses and flipping through pictures but now interacting with more social applications such as games, video messages, augmented reality experiences and so on.
The identification of emerging patterns is essential to content curation. This is an activity that information professionals should be proficient at - adapted to social media environments.
Excerpt from article:
Content curation is a response to the desire to become an expert on a specific topic of interest. Content curation can aid individuals and institutions who seek to gain awareness on developments in an area or seek to become recognized knowledge experts for a specific topic....
It is critical to detect emerging patterns in information early to be an effective content curator. Pattern detection is important for a few reasons:
1. If there is an emerging pattern, there’s something going on - An emerging pattern is the starting point that signals that an important event is on the cusp of taking place...
2. Patterns provide insights on the significance of an event - Patterns provide valuable information on the magnitude and importance of an event....
3. Patterns demonstrate how events evolve - Relevance is increasingly time sensitive. The availability of real-time information requires successful content curators to get their hands on fresh information.
4. Patterns link together pieces of the information puzzle - A good content curator needs to understand emerging events in their totality...
5. Understanding patterns helps to identify experts - The most authoritative people on a topic are usually those that are able to report first on a matter, and generate buzz around new developments.
Best curators are those that see patterns that nobody else sees....
While Twitter generates mass interest and curates collective thought, its trends cannot represent the true pulse of world conversation. That needs to change.
However, the Library of Congress was more forward thinking in archiving Twitter since 2010. Twitter data, presumed to represent the pulse — and sometimes the future — of popular consciousness, now commands big bucks from hedge funds that in turn use Twitter data to make investment predictions. Even scientists are tapping into Twitter data for research purposes.
A day or so ago, Google Plus finally opened up organizational Google Plus Pages to everyone. These are similar in concept to Facebook Pages: a Google Plus Page is for brands, organizations, and businesses, and a Google Plus Profile is for individuals. David Lee King just set up his library’s Google Plus Page, and shares the instructions.
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.