Author Archives: robinna

Question of the Day: how does texting to email work?

A question asked by one of my coworkers (and you all thought I just answered social media, opensource, or database questions, right? LOL) Q: How does a phone text to email? Does the computer have to have anything magic?A: You can text to any email system. It’s the phone that has the magic. Each texting phone (which is just about every cell phone except for ...

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the story of you

Very interesting idea… “Photographer Robert Weingarten’s portraits are digital composites of several photographs which give an overall vision of his subject’s history and accomplishments. View a clip of Weingarten explaining this part of his process. In order to do this, Weingarten asks his subjects (Quincy Jones, Sandra Day O’Connor and Buzz Aldrin, to name a few) to create a list of places or objects that ...

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It maybe an “Apple” day, but… (humor)

so, apple has a new gizmo (will it take on the kindle? hard to say…) , but the apple humor is full force… and from the onion… CUPERTINO, CA—Claiming that he completely forgot about the much-hyped electronic device until the last minute, a frantic Steve Jobs reportedly stayed up all night Tuesday in a desperate effort to design Apple’s new tablet computer. “Come on, Steve, ...

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..and the answer is – 150 (how many facebook friendships you can actually maintain)

Ever heard of Dunbar’s Number? According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, it’s the cognitive limit to the number of people you can be friends with. The number is 150, meaning your brain can only handle that much friends, and – shockingly enough – it also applies to Facebook. Very interesting, more about mashable.

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Social media etiquette

I’m tweaking my facebook, privacy & identity workshop, so I tidied these up. You can read all of my previous writings about privacy, here, facebook ones are a here, and here are the commandments… LOL Social media/ Facebook Etiquette · Be aware of what you can control and what you can’t. Make sure to read TOS and Privacy statements – they do sometimes change. Don’t ...

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Technology Essentials Online Conference (Free!) just came through my twitterstream:This webinar is part of WebJunction’s Technology Essentials 2010 Online Conference. This innovative conference is a chance to engage, network and do some hands-on learning without travel or any registration cost. Date: 2/9/2010, 2/10/2010Start Time: 11:30 AMEnd Time: 6:00 PMDescription: WebJunction is hosting a free two-day online conference. The theme for this inaugural event is Technology Essentials, with a focus ...

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What color is your… those color posts on facebook

I’m sure many of you have been wondering about all of the facebook status updates:PINK!!!! screams one of my friends…another has a purely made up color combination (complete with technology enhanced decorations….) ……………..According to various posts on the ‘net such as this one:“Something fun is going on,” the message reads. “Write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. And ...

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The history of online video

Very interesting overview of the rise of online video, especially as relates to journalism. 2004: Coinciding with the election of 2004 was the prevalence of broadband speeds, and with half of American homes reaching better than dial-up transfer rates, along with all the noise created by the blogs and pundits of the internet, an audience was born, capable and accustomed to online payments (i.e. market ...

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Google the year in review & the future

In 2009 the web as we knew it changed dramatically. Twitter graduated to become a media darling and a mainstream communication staple. Facebook became the most significant social network of this day and age. And Google changed the way we search. Lots of reflection on google including gmail, google apps, chrome & android/mobile. To the future:google wave(?) more at mashable

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85 reasons to love your librarian

heh heh… some of these are actually well thought, while others are clearly humorous… 1. Librarians take care of libraries, which are still invaluable today.2. Not all information is on the internet.3. Older books still hold great cultural significance.4. Libraries are still repositories for some of the most valuable works of literature in the world.5. Even with the internet, the library is still the best ...

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