social media

social networking, library services & web usage – a survey

Interesting survey of 330 students at the University of Michigan; the social networking question was just one question out of the survey. The rest of the survey is kind of interesting, too! ———————–QUESTION: If you could contact a librarian via Facebook or MySpace for help with your research, would you? If not, why? Data/Analysis A total of 23% of respondents stated that *yes* or *maybe* ...

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new things for 2008… crystal ball gazing with opensource, social networking, digital identity, and more aka the predictions.

I was poking around trying to find a better video editor, when I stumbled across an opensource project called, Jahshaka. Jahshaka is positioning itself as being a fullbodied product that can compete with such software as finalcut pro (wow!). Not sure about that, because I could never (ever, ever) get the windows installer to work properly. Maybe if I had already switched to ubuntu ALREADY… ...

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Various web bits – Firefox3.0, image editing online, and make your own comix

Good overview of Firefox3.0 in terms of web editing is located here I uploaded a rather large (and upside down) photo to pixenate, a free online web editing tool that even works with facebook.Pixenate tools include zoom, crop, resize, rotate, red eye, whiten, saturation, a few other features. Pretty nifty and easy to use. When you’ve finished, you can import to flickr or save. Make ...

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Blog housekeeping — the feed, facebook, and wordpress

All~I’ve burned the feed for contentdivergent at feedburner so that I can also blog (without doing any work!) on my facebook page. For those of you who subscribe via bloglines, google reader, thunderbird, etc. if you don’t see any updates in the next few days, please let me know. I don’t think this will cause any problems to your ability to receive new postings, but ...

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practical & productive networking tools

A friend of mine who is a k-12 art teacher asked about getting started with social networking. She does a little blogging here and there, but she is knee deep in teaching at the moment, which limits her time online. I thought for a bit about how to respond to her question. Her question focuses more on personal professional networking, not so much focused on ...

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web 2.0 presentation prep

Well, my presentation on web 2.0 technologies for blogging is finally coming together. I’m using google presentation to house the presentation and I’ll publish it out on the web when finished. I’ve sent the presentation off to my co-presenter for her part and review. I’ve got to do a little bit of work over the next couple of weeks to tidy up the blog and ...

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Students’ use of technology

An interesting article on how college students use technology (alot but using specific tools for specific tasks; with 98.4 % of surveyed students owning some type of computer…) Instead, students appear to segment different modes of communication for different purposes. E-mail, Web sites, message boards and Blackboard? Viable ways of connecting with professors and peers. Same for chat, instant messaging, Facebook and text messages? Not ...

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