Top Ten Link Week 49: Dropbox, Tips for the Holidays, Privacy, Trolling, Tech, Speaking, PostPost and more!

Wood Bingo Number 10My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 12/3/2010 through 12/9/2010.  In no particular order:

1.Everything you need to know about technology to work in libraries via @theREALwikiman – another great informational from Ned Potter about what it really means to be a librarian, including another example of his awesome Prezi skills

2. Dropbox prepares to leave beta with version 1.0 release candidate via brewinlibrarian – I had no idea Dropbox was still a beta product.  I love Dropbox. If you’re not familiar with it sign up today! (we both get extra free space if you use this link!) What is it?

Put your files into your Dropbox folder on one computer, and they’ll automatically appear on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!). You can even download Dropbox apps for your smartphone or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry). Everything in your Dropbox is available from the Dropbox website, too.

3. 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives Over the Holidays from @gretchenrubin – These can all be applied to any holiday gathering, including those with family and cowokers.

  1. Before you walk into the situation, spend a few minutes thinking about how you want to behave.
  2. Think about how topics that seem innocuous to you might upset someone else.
  3. Avoid strife.
  4. Don’t drink much alcohol.
  5. As best you can, play your part in the tradition.
  6. If you’re the one who wants everything to be perfect, try to ease up on yourself and everyone else so that you can enjoy the day, whatever happens.
  7. Don’t stuff yourself.
  8. Find reasons to be grateful.

4. Creating Privacy Online via Elefi this post from Cindi Trainer at ALA Techsource offers useful tips and suggestions to online privacy.

5. Trolling, toxic talk and the challenges of transparency – I’ve made no secret of how I feel about online anonymity and the damage it does and if you talked with me face to face about this you know my feelings are even stronger that what I’ve written.

6. RT @CL_Journal: Free Technology for Teachers: Resources to Help Schools Understand Social Media – I know for many of us social media is so-last-year but I firmly believe in the Eternal September concept. New people are encountering it every time and we need to ready to repeat our selves, show them the way and do so with courtesy and respect.

7. RT @dontgetcaught: The Eloquent Woman: What’s your public speaking or presenting resolution for 2011? In general I don’t make resolutions but I am always looking to improve my presenting and speaking style. This post inspired me to write down 2 things specifically to work on for next year. What will you work on ?

8. kinda cool – PostPost: A Facebook Newspaper With a Flipboard Feel – Since tweenting this I’ve revised my opinion of PostPost from “kinda cool” to “freaking awesome!” I get a lot of my information from Faceobook, PostPost turns the things my friends have posted on Facebook into a custom newspaper just for me and its way better than the Twitter ones that try to do the same thing.

9. Finally! More Facebook Privacy Control on Mobile devices”#digitaldivide When Jason Griffey and I were engaging in a friendly debate over mobile phones and the digital divide the inability to adjust your Facebook privacy settings from a mobile device was one of the problems I pointed out.

10. Rethinking Public Media: More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive #knightcomm via @knightcomm The latest report from the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, no doubt this will be on my reading list this month or next month.

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