Social Media

Up Periscope! Rolling Stones live on your phone! Well, sort of.

June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Up Periscope! Rolling Stones live on your phone! Well, sort of.

Periscope, recently acquired by Twitter, is a new live video streaming social media app. Download for free on the App store or Google Play, and with a couple of clicks you can begin live streaming your own life and activities to the world, or watch someone else’s. Or … You could catch the Rollings Stones live!

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Real Simple Syndication (RSS) — Oh, really!?

November 18, 2011
Real Simple Syndication (RSS) — Oh, really!?

Actually, yes — it is a lot simpler to actually write the code for a feed than it is to figure out how to use some of the readers! RSS is one of the staples in the webmaster’s arsenal of gizmological legerdemain! And in publishing platforms like WordPress, RSS feeds for blog pages are automatically […]

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Social Media and the Workplace (video)

July 20, 2011
Social Media and the Workplace (video)

Social Media and the Workplace : cute little FLASH video explaining Social Media (“Scoopville”). A product of CommonCraft (“Our Business is Explanation”), which produces easy-to-understand videos on a wide range of topics (Cloud Computing, Computer Viruses, etc.). Free for use although they request a reasonable donation if used in public.

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Design specs for major social media sites

March 15, 2011

Here are some great, and very detailed, design specs for the major social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and … uh, I think I may have missed one or two. Oh, well. Enjoy anyway. And let me know if it helps. From one of my favorite social media design-for-marketing “Gura’s” (woman guru!), Rachel Reuben. […]

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Avoiding the “tool trap” in building online communities

November 22, 2010
Avoiding the “tool trap” in building online communities

The explosion of social media communications and marketing in higher education has gone off like a depth charge in the murky waters of academia in the modern world. And, just as when real depth charges go off, a lot of “dead fish” float to the surface following one. This post is about one of those “floaters” — the “tool trap.”

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Social Media Management Systems — An Emerging … Whut’cha’callit

September 9, 2010
Social Media Management Systems — An Emerging … Whut’cha’callit

Social media teams (and the online world is way beyond single individuals managing this for an institution) are being challenged anew in the social media space to respond to the public insistence upon distributed conversations. In short, as public media people, if we don’t manage social interactions on our networks, our audiences will — and […]

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Social Media on an Intranet – Thoughts and Resources

September 1, 2010
Social Media on an Intranet – Thoughts and Resources

Yesterday, HSC’s Web Steering Committee discussed an internal communications question having to do with what amounts to “social networking” on the internal network. In addition to discussing how emailing lists are, or should be used for various messages communicated by and among faculty, staff and students internally, the question of using other electronic communication tools, […]

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Making the Most of Social Media — for government managers and communications directors

August 27, 2010
Making the Most of Social Media — for government managers and communications directors

Making the Most of Social Media is written for local governments—cities, counties, townships and their affiliates—that are beginning to experiment with social media and would like to get more out of them. Its emphasis is on the use of specific applications, such as Facebook and Twitter, by government managers and communications directors. More than two […]

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Going Social: Exploring Social Media in Higher Education

August 27, 2010

The following video “prezi” (online presentation using the web presentation tool PREZI) was presented at the DIR conference I attended recently in Austin. It’s a little long, but the stats keep coming and keep knocking you over as they do. Let me know what you think. “Social Media isn’t a FAD. It is a fundamental […]

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Social Bookmarking Even When You’re Not Social: Why I Use Delicious

August 27, 2010

August 26, 2010, 03:00 PM ET
Social Bookmarking Even When You’re Not Social: Why I Use Delicious

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