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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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Not at ALA? No problem – harvesting alamw news from twitter…

For those of you who couldn’t make it to ala:you can see all of the tagged ala midwinter (#alamw13) tweets at this link https://twitter.com/search?q=alamw13&src=tyah ; you can also save it in your twitter searches so that you can see as many posts  😉 Perhaps, even more useful, use the RSS feed for this hashtag http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=alamw13 to subscribe via your reader, which then gives you the ability ...

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One world, one blog – merging identities, merging blogs

robinart 2006ish So, I had a personal/art blog over at my domain (robinart.com) from 2004-2007 (prior to that, it was just a very simple site). This blog was an early experiment in using a CMS (Content Management System); originally, a photoblog (more about  the software & history here); later, a place to talk about software, my projects, and life in general. It was a good run, ...

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How to have a successful conference (presenters, attendees, & coordinators)

I started writing this after the last conference I attended and I have discovered my list of best practices for conferences just keeps growing…———-I’ve been to a few conferences in my career from corporate to library, regional to national to international… I’ve attended, presented, facilitated, chaired, coordinated, and about every conference activity in between.On that note here is my advice for having a successful conference. ...

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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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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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Upcoming conferences, lectures & talks (& art)

On April 25, I will be doing a workshop for the Admin Professionals Conference – my topic is Social Media 4 Success. We will be looking at using social media effectively as a professional and digital literacy. Here is the workshop details:Social Media 4 Success Did you know that Social Media is being considered a digital age job skillrequirement?  Learn what social media is and why ...

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Various teachings + speaking engagements

This evening I’m doing hands-on database and cataloging training (focus on metadata/cataloging and quality control) for the Owens Library; Tuesday and Weds, I am teaching for Lyrasis on FRBR (get FRBRized!) and then another session on Introducing RDA: 1, Structure, Principles and Core Elements (Live Online) which makes for lots of time juggling and very early mornings so that I can be free to teach ...

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..so, how do you *do* twitter? Advice & thoughts on getting started with twitter

Question of the day: …so, how do you *do* twitter? It seems different than fb. Any words of wisdom? A:Twitter is different from facebook for me.Twitter is a very dynamic sharing, learning, and network tool. Facebook can be that, too, but it’s more a mashup and convulated (imho). So how do I do it? Use ‘tweet this’ buttons. When I read some (google reader, facebook, ...

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