social media

Learn a new language with Babbel (not babelfish)

I think this sounds like a really interesting way to learn a language — social networking & multimedia style! Mashable has a good overview & review here: Babbel is the latest site to teach new languages through a social Web-based immersion program, where the majority of the content is packaged into lessons created by Babbel. So far, languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, English, and ...

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Educational uses for social networking sites

First-of-Its-Kind Study at the University of Minnesota Uncovers the Educational Benefits of Social Networking SitesUniversity of Minnesota News (06/19/08) Badaracco, Luisa University of Minnesota researchers have determined the educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and also found that low-income students are in many ways just as technologically proficient as their more advantaged counterparts. The researchers found that 94 percent of ...

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Flickr pro account — is it worth it?

Just in case you didn’t know, Flickr now allows video upload for “pro” accounts.At this point, running time is limited to 90 seconds. Hopefully, if they want to be a full media site, they will up the time limit, because 90 seconds, well, that is not very long. To be honest, I’m losing my love of flickr quickly anyhow. “Pro” does not really mean pro ...

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25 social networking tools for librarians

25 Useful Social Networking Tools for Librarians By Jessica Hupp http://www.collegedegree.com/library/financial-aid/25-useful-social-networking-tools-for-librarians "As a librarian, you want to be able to share information with patrons and students in the easiest way possible, and social networking offers a great way to do just that. With social networking tools, you can create bookmark collections, share notices, and more. We’ve profiled 25 of the best here." ———— Mmm. I ...

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