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Converting Ebook formats to make them compatible with your reader

So, I’m playing with a Nook Color (oh, the hardship) and trying to compare it to my Kindle and my tablet. One thing I’ve discovered is that ebook file formats for free stuff are in every format imaginable. Some Kindle compatible, some Windows (my tablet), some Nook (Android/Nook). If you want to see the specs for the two as well as which file formats are ...

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Tracking your profile and who unfriends you on Facebook – mostly scams

Stalker Tracker and Profile Tracker (Facebook apps? apps might be too generous) are just scammy products; there is not any app that can show you who has viewed your profile. Facebook probably knows, but you don’t. Pages can see how many views and other basic website statistics; individual personal accounts currently display no statistical information (at this point – although it is bound to be ...

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Libraries affected by tornadoes

If you are aware of damage to libraries or other cultural institutions in the storm affected counties, please send a message to the HERA (Heritage Emergency Response Alliance) list: HERA@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU or Marlee Givens if you’re not able to get through there. If you have access to Facebook, you can also contact HERA via their page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ATLHERA Or on Twitter: @ATLHERA The Heritage Emergency Response Alliance ...

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End of typewriters

Although there are still a lot of typewriters on the market, mashable (a technology news source) & others are reporting that Godrej and Boyce, the last remaining manufacturer of typewriters, has shut down production http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/rip-typewriter/ More here:http://tinyurl.com/3cefhtg A history of typewriters and key layouts (…and I keep reading that keyboards are on the way out, too)

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Survey on GeorgiaInfo

GeorgiaInfo, available in GALILEO and Digital Library of Georgia database menus, is a portal to historical, cultural, statistical, governmental, and geographical information on Georgia. The GeorgiaInfo team would like our feedback to help inform the redesign of this robust resource. Please see their message below. β€œWe’re redesigning GeorgiaInfo! Please take our short user survey at http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu to help us improve GeorgiaInfo.” If you have any ...

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How can you tell if it’s an Auto DM (Twitter)?

I do use DM (direct messages) in Twitter to “email” my Twitter followers and those I follow, esp. if it’s of a more personal nature.My DMs are always real; however, some Twitter users use various tools to create an AutoDM. It can sometimes be hard to tell if a DM is “real” (actually handwritten by a person) or AUTO (generated by a bot based upon ...

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New facebook changes – security, changes to commenting, your news feed

Commenting, your friends and news stream: In addition to changing the comment and messaging system (I hate the new threaded comments), Facebook in the past month or so has rolled out a few new changes: If you’re wondering why your news stream is sort of anemic: Facebook has chosen to select who you see and who sees you. Under Most Recent> Edit Options; select All ...

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Creating a social media policy (Free webinar)

You do know that if you work for a public university or publicly funded library, you are a government employee, right? πŸ˜‰ Designing Social Media Policy for Government: Eight Essential ElementsInstructors:    Jana Hrdinova (Center for Technology in Government) & Giovanni Carnaroli (Dept.of Transportation) Government agencies are increasingly looking to leverage social media to improve the quality of government services and elicit greater citizen engagement. Developing ...

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