social media

Question of the day: What is Google+?

For those who haven’t heard about it, Google+ allows you to group networks and contacts in visual circles (and share information similarly to Facebook). Google + is kind of just added functionality to your Google account and if you are already have a Google account, more than likely it will be rolled out to you eventually (following the pattern of implementation for Buzz and Wave). ...

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Google+ : thoughts on Google’s new social effort

So, I’ve been playing a bit with Google+ the new social media site from you know who. (Clicking on images will show you the full size, btw…)Is it a Facebook Killer? At this point, I’d say no for a variety of reasons: There is no page functionality. Alot of us (including me) use pages to network and share without having to have a personal connection ...

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Free E conference using social media to promote digital photos

“Welcome to ATLAS! Using Social Media to Promote Digital Photos” Alliance Library System(ALS) and LearningTimes are pleased to announce n online conference to debut ATLAS, a new set of social media tools to promote history and digital photographs. The conference will beheld online using Adobe Connect on Monday June 29 from 9:00 A.M. –11:00 A.M. There is no charge for this exciting conference. ATLAS (Alliance’s ...

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If you post to Twitter, does twitter own your photos and artwork?

A few of us at twitter (thanks @ashuping) were having a discussion about images & creative commons which expanded to microblogging. A few months ago I read a really interesting post arguing that if you post an image through twitter it is essentially public and free to be used by anybody (or at least that is how I read the article). Now, I’m not a ...

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Creating a social media policy (Free webinar)

You do know that if you work for a public university or publicly funded library, you are a government employee, right? 😉 Designing Social Media Policy for Government: Eight Essential ElementsInstructors:    Jana Hrdinova (Center for Technology in Government) & Giovanni Carnaroli (Dept.of Transportation) Government agencies are increasingly looking to leverage social media to improve the quality of government services and elicit greater citizen engagement. Developing ...

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Nominate me — or your favorite librarian ;-)

Apparently only 1 Georgia Librarian has been nominated. Seriously and I know some great people (for whom I will write nominations…) For those of you with a competitive, or appreciative, spirit – ALA-APA is hosting a contest with no prize other than the knowledge that your state celebrates its library workers publicly on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), Tuesday, April 12.  The states above have ...

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10Weeks to a 2.0 You Social Media Training

I’m teaching blogging (we’ll do some widgets and advanced blogger customizations!), digital identity, and image editing in the cloud! You must be a UGA member to participate; however, we hope to capture these and offer them online for free. UGA’s Training and Development is  offering a special 10-week training opportunity sponsored by the UGA Libraries on Social Media and its use in our work environment.  ...

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Social Media Policy & Best Practices

My social media policy:Use appropriate social media tools to professionally connect and cultivate a community of interesting individuals while sharing my experience, knowledge, and creativity. I will not friend/follow network everyone for the sake of numbers. Best practices1. Participate2. Be respectful and appropriate – remember your audience3. Share but don’t overshare – if your mom or boss shouldn’t see it, reconsider!4. Build a community and ...

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