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The Power of ReTweeting: The 7 Reasons to RT on Twitter

The Power of ReTweeting: The 7 Reasons to RT on Twitter | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

If you ask someone on Twitter why they enjoy tweeting, you would most definitely get varied responses. But a common answer would be it’s because they learn so much from people from all over the world.

 

For those new on Twitter you might wonder why you see people sharing a tweet with an RT at the beginning of each tweet. This is called a ReTweet. Re Tweeting started around 2008 when someone saw a tweet and wanted to share it but also wanted to be able to give credit to the person who shared it first.

 

From then on it has been a practice to RT when you find a useful content to share. ReTweeting can be powerful and here are the reasons why you should ReTweet.

 


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Stop Preserving: Start Curating

Stop Preserving: Start Curating | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

Great post, very good suggestion!

 

We have to stop thinking about how to save data only after it’s no longer needed, as when an author donates her papers to an archive.

 

Instead, we must look for ways to continuously maintain and improve it. In other words, we must stop preserving digital material and start curating it.

 

At first glance, digital preservation seems to promise everything: nearly unlimited storage, ease of access and virtually no cost to making copies. But the practical lessons of digital preservation contradict the notion that bits are eternal.

 

Consider those 5 1/4-inch floppies stockpiled in your basement. When you saved that unpublished manuscript on them, you figured it would be accessible forever. But when was the last time you saw a floppy drive?

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/when-data-disappears.html?_r=2


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