social media

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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scrubbing your identity from facebook accounts

Alot has been written about how hard it is to really get rid of your facebook life should you so want to (just google — lol), but facebook does say that you can do it in one shot, which this fb group explains. Deleting an account is supposed to scrub facebook of all of your posts, comments, tags, your virtual footprints… You can go directly ...

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Game dynamics in the real world

I read this post about game dynamics in “real life” (aka not a game), which started a thought chain… In a nutshell, game dynamics in social media and in IRL (in real life, whatever that really means, I live mostly online… lol) appear in: Rewards and points to play, such as frequent flyer programs and Las Vegas casinos/resorts Facebook is a game because of its ...

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Blue beanie day — support the semantic web

Arches @ noon. Nov. 30.The 3rd annual Blue Beanie Day will be celebrated on Monday, November 30th, 2009see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136079874938 On Monday, November 30, 2009 thousands of Standardistas (people who support web standards) will wear a Blue Beanie to show their support for accessible, semantic web content. Join the fun! The 2009 event page is here:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136079874938 It’s easy to show your support for web design done ...

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Mendeley, a global IR?

Some of you probably know about this project….————“Mendeley offers a secure online database for scientists, academics and researchers to store their research papers in the ‘cloud’, making it easier to share those documents with their peers but there’s an important ’social’ element too (if that’s the right word).”……………“[UK] London-based Mendeley, which calls itself “the Last.fm of research”, has announced that it’s reached something of a ...

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You think you have a culture of innovation? Are you sure?

As the Chair of the Emerging Technologies Group for the Libraries, I sometimes struggle with what the group members (including me) should be doing — are we a “thinking” body or a “doing” body? Do we just do research and make recommendations? Or do we try to implement/move forward our recommendations, and to what degree? How do we facilitate innovation? How do we facilitate new ...

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Social media in libraries survey

My Group (Emerging Technologies Group) is taking the survey today.--------------Please forward this survey to library colleagues, state library association listservs, or others who may be interested. Thank you for taking time to respond to this survey on American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing. It should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. It is a follow up to a survey of the same type ...

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Lawsuit against Facebook

I wonder how many more lawsuits are out there pending against facebook? And to answer my question, this is actually a followup to earlier legal action. This one accuses Facebook of “conspir[ing] with Blockbuster to violate a federal law protecting customer video-rental and sale records.” According to the article the previous law suit (which resulted in a settlement on Facebook’s part), “some 44 companies agreed ...

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For Zynga game users (you know, farmville, mafiawars, vampirewars, etc….)

Interesting article about the fallout over Zynga (Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc., which all have huge communities on facebook) and its scam ads. Hmm, yet another reason to pay attention to what you click on and ALWAYS read the TOS. 😉 “Zynga insists they are serious about cleaning up the industry. And today Pincus has announced that the company will remove all offer advertising from their ...

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