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100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter

100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Twitter is too big to ignore. You see hashtags in commercials, sponsored tweets, posts, news broken on Twitter, etc. It’s quickly become an indispensable tool for teachers, admins, parents, and students too. Right now, there are still many (MANY) in education not using Twitter. They may think it’s tough to start using, difficult to monitor, and even a waste of time.

 

But what if they had a categorized list of the top tips to help you use Twitter? Our content partners at Online College have shared an incredibly useful set of tips that are too good to not share.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/simple-ways-to-use-twitter/

 


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Report: Students On Facebook Study 10 Times Less Than Non-Users

Report: Students On Facebook Study 10 Times Less Than Non-Users | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

We all know that as students progress through their school years, their homework load increases. Fifteen year olds may look longingly back to when they were ten and had a whole lot less work to do at home. According to the handy infographic below, the average 6-8 year old spends 9 hours per week studying, vs. 14 hours per week for college students. That doesn’t seem so awful, especially when you consider that the average student spends 4.39 hours per day watching television.


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Online Learning in the Social Era: Human, Connected, and Inclusive

Michelle Pacansky-Brock traces the possibilities the social era holds for transforming online learning.

 

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Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 25, 2013 12:32 PM
This video emphasizes that relationships are important in the success of online learning. Social video technology adds more of a "human touch" to an online course. The narrator notes that layering videos with text supports students with cognitive learning disabilities. She also notes that the more informal ways of creating video and screenshots are more accessible to educators...which I think is true.
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How Graduate Students Are Really Using Social Media

How Graduate Students Are Really Using Social Media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
What kind of social media are graduate students using to enhance their education? They may have different goals from your standard K-12 student as they want to focus on networking, connections, and employment opportunities.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/graduate-students-social-media/

 


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Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012

Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.

I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it.

 

Some, as good as Vidyo or Zoom.us may provide HD quality video and even full support for mobile platforms. Others, like MeBeam or Sinfor offer bare-bone ad-supported solutions that have zero frills but can do the job if you need an immediate, zero-cost solution.

 

Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-15-free-video-conferencing-tools-2012/

 

P.S.: Feel free to suggest tools you know that should belong in this collection.

 

 


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What about Skype? Too well-known?
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Who Owns Your Digital Content? Hint: Not You

Who Owns Your Digital Content? Hint: Not You | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Most of us don't bother reading legal terms before accepting them. But did you know that don't own all the digital content you bought on Amazon or iTunes?

 

Well, the natural answer is of course “Me. I bought it.”. Wrong, Apple’s and Amazon’s terms of service only grant you “nontransferable” rights to use content on up to five devices. And while this does not really affect you during your lifetime it gets tricky the moment you are pushing up the daisies. As you don’t own the content in your account you cannot give it away, either. In an analog world it was your spouse or your children who came into the joy of your rare LP or book collection. Not so in the digital age.

 

===> Your heirs won’t get access to the songs, albums, movies or books in your library. <===

 


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Goodbye Textbooks! Students Are Embracing the Move to Digital Learning [Infographic]

Goodbye Textbooks! Students Are Embracing the Move to Digital Learning [Infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Students can’t live without their devices, so schools should embrace the change.

 

Tablets are being adopted at an impressive rate, and tablet purchases are expected to outpace smartphone purchases over the next two years. Tablet ownership among college students has correspondingly skyrocketed and a Pearson Foundation survey found that it has tripled from a year ago. One-quarter of college students currently own a tablet.

 

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http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2012/08/goodbye-textbooks-students-are-embracing-move-digital-learning

 


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Why Twitter makes you feel good

Why Twitter makes you feel good | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Researchers at Harvard took the time to dig into our brains to figure out why 40 percent of our daily speech is centered around telling others what we think and feel. And the reason? Because it feels so good!

 

In a series of experiments, they compared the feeling one gets from eating food, getting money or having sex with the feeling one gets from disclosing information about oneself. The study revealed that the feeling one gets from all of the above is strikingly similar, they all give the same feel-good feeling. This explains why we tweet and update about ourselves so often. It seems that self-disclosure activates the mesolimbic dopaminergic system of the brain, which is associated with the same rewarding feeling as getting money or sex.

 

===> So Tweeps, now you know what to do when you have the blues: start tweeting and updating your status! <===

 

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http://twittercounter.com/blog/2012/05/why-twitter-makes-you-feel-good/

 


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Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities

Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps.

 

Gust MEES: ===> Critical Thinking <=== Really??? Not convinced about that!??? My average opened Tabs are about +/- 50 with 2 different browsers, so...??? My more than positive results show different... And this in 14 years experience...???

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/06/digital-stress-your-brain/

 


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&amp;amp;utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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Google+: Broadcast Your Hangout To The World

Broadcast your conversation to the world with Google+ Hangouts On Air. Learn more at http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/onair.

 

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Who owns your files on Google Drive?

Who owns your files on Google Drive? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Google Drive's terms of service do indeed allow you to own your own files, but grant the company a license to do as it wants with your uploaded content. Read this blog post by Zack Whittaker on Internet & Media.

 

Within hours of Google launching its new online storage service, the terms and service have come under heavy fire by the wider community for how it handles users' copyright and intellectual property rights.


After Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive -- the two most popular online storage services on the web -- Google was late to the party by a number of years. While Google needed no advertising to drum up support, what may hold back uptake is that as per the company's terms and conditions, the rights to the files you upload to Google Drive will be passed on to the search giant.


A quick analysis of Google's terms of service shows how far the search company goes in 'owning' your files, and how it can do anything it wants with them...

 


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How To Decide Which Social Network You Should Use

How To Decide Which Social Network You Should Use | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

You don’t have time to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Orkut, LinkedIn, wait, Orkut? Exactly. There are literally kabillions of social networks out there just screaming to get you in as a user. Sure, Twitter and Facebook are the big ones that you’ve already joined. But are they right for you? What about LinkedIn? Or the upstart (and newly redesigned) Google+?

 

The following infographic from business consultant Zintro does a decent job summarizing the numbers, pros and cons, and what makes each network different. While it is not exhaustive (where’s Pinterest?!), it’s helpful.


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The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic]

The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Do you know the power of a good Twitter hashtag? This infographic and story should infuse you with new confidence that Twitter is the right tool to use.

 

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http://www.bitrebels.com/social/twitter-hashtag-power-infographic/

 


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Social Media Infographic: Why Use Pinterest?

Social Media Infographic: Why Use Pinterest? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers a huge marketing opportunity for businesses.

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The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet

The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

According to a recent study, not only does the US have a lower percentage of households with personal computers, but also offers slower bandwidth per user than countries such as Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and others.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/10-countries-effectively-internet/

 


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How to Be always Secured on Facebook [Infographic]

How to Be always Secured on Facebook [Infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Infographics on Facebook Security Guide to stay away from Spam and Hacking in Social Networking world with Facebook Spamming Apps with Implementing Security...

 

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http://allinfographics.org/how-to-be-always-secured-on-facebook-a-to-z-security-guide/

 


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Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks?

Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Trend Micro reports on the risks of posting personal information on social networks.

 

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409350,00.asp

 


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100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom

100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/100-ways-to-use-facebook-in-your-classroom/

 


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Twitter: A Day in the Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter: A Day in the Life [INFOGRAPHIC] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
This infographic reveals some surprising findings about what we share on Twitter -- and how we do it.

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You know you are obsessed with social media when...

You know you are obsessed with social media when... | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
It’s 4:18 AM. I just had the craziest dream. I have to tweet about it.

 

 

Sound familiar? Our relationship with social media has become an obsession. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram or any of the other countless social media websites, we are constantly checking and updating our profiles and statuses for the world to see.

 

If you are guilty of any of the following bad social media habits, you might be a bit obsessed as well.


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Infographic: Get More Out Of Google

Infographic: Get More Out Of Google | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

A very interesting and helpful Infographics on How-To work BEST with Google for Online Research....

 

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http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

 


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The Rise of Social Everything

The Rise of Social Everything | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there.


Between now and then, though, we have some growing up to do. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Overcome personal and professional discomfort with relying on relationships to get work done. And do that publicly, as an intentional mindful function rather than something we’ve always done without notice or acknowledgment.

 

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http://marciaconner.com/blog/social-everything/

 


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AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook

AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...

 

“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.

 

“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”

 

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Go Google: Google Drive

Introducing the all-new Google Drive. Now access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them toget...

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