social media

Artists uses tweets to make art – thoughts on twitter TOS and more

I found this project really interesting given that I both tweet AND I sometimes incorporate materials (including text snippets usually from out of copyright materials) into my artwork..  I do wonder how twitterers feel about this… So here is what this particular project does: Many tweets have GPS coordinates embedded in them. Shindelman and Larson exploited those geographic points by traveling to the spot of ...

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Musings on the illusion of Facebook friendship

I’m going to have to say that Facebook has been an interesting social experiment. In terms of brands, businesses, and institutions, I think it is a great tool in marketing and building community support. In terms of personal accounts, I’m just not sure. Maybe moving everyone to a page platform where it is public or private (sounds very twitter like, mmm?) would clarify things. Because ...

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Linked data, Libraries – How, Why & MARC

Two excellent presentations together, one focused on MARC/linked data; the second focuses on user experience but in terms of how linked data and the FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) model could possibly impact that experience. The first (Philip E. Schreur, Stanford) focuses on bibliographic data and MARC.  Really great overview and explanation of linked data and its potential impact on libraries with a focus ...

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Using IFTTT to push instagram to a secondary tumblr blog (or for anything)

Apparently, I signed up for IFTTT a while ago, but I haven’t done anything with it, until I read about this tumblr user who wanted to push his instagram pix to a secondary tumblr blog. His thought was to use the post via email – this approach who would work for most blogs (look under settings to find your blog by email address). Basically what that ...

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How to fix Instagram not posting to Facebook Timeline

Instagramers: Your photos may not be posting to timeline OR your news feed but will just go into an instagram folder at Facebook. IG is aware of the problem but seems more focused on the News Feed portion. My IG pix stopped posting 2 days ago and do not post to either the news feed or the timeline. Here’s the dets from IG: http://help.instagram.com/customer/portal/articles/493007-facebook-news-feed-share-not-working I ...

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Teaching and Presentations: Metadata, Semantic Web, Social Media

Open classes for September:Social Media: Facebook for Pages (not just for libraries by the way). This 2 day class covers everything from privacy, setting up an institutional/business account to customizing a page…  Separate your personal Facebook account from an institutional account Create a customized presence in Facebook Add special features using plugins and apps Roll your blog, bookmarks, or twitter into a Facebook page Create a ...

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Experiments in social media – what people are doing

Given that many social media sites use databases on the backend and APIs, there are a lot of interesting 3rd party apps and experiments culling through data and repurposing. One such experiment is WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com – the Atlantic gives a good overview of how this works: Let me give you this hypothetical about privacy. You and a friend walk into a public subway station having a ...

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