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Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

Like all of us, my world was thrown into chaos in March when libraries began measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. March 12th was the last day I was “in the office.” I have a chronic cough, which was (understandably), making people nervous, and I could work from home, so I started before the university’s official shut down. I had four trips scheduled in … Continue reading Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 4. Facebook

Yes its true. Facebook. Facebook is one of my favorite things and not just for checking up on what my out-of-town friends did last weekend. I use it for professional stuff a LOT! I follow a lot of professional organizations and websites on Facebook. I listed the top six of the library ones in my post 6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow: American Library Association … Continue reading My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 4. Facebook

Use PostPost to Get the Best News and Information from Facebook

I get asked a lot how I keep up or “do it all” so I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorite tools. I cant’ remember how I discovered PostPost, but I do know this it has made it insanely easy to get the good stuff from Facebook. It’s easy to set up and use, first go to postpost.com allow access to your Facebook … Continue reading Use PostPost to Get the Best News and Information from Facebook

Latest Facebook Privacy Violation – It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

There was a time when one of your Facebook account or privacy settings allowed you to disable your “recent activity” from appearing in the newsfeed or on your wall. That went away sometime in the latest year (with profile update 10102029309808098, I think). Facebook completely removed the option to hide your recent activity and instead what you now saw was something like “Bobbi Newman wrote on John … Continue reading Latest Facebook Privacy Violation – It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow, Plus 17 Bonus Pages

I stole this idea from the Ten Facebook Pages Every Techie Should Follow to create a list for Libraries and Transliteracy, now I’m using it here for a general list for all librarians. Let’s get the shameless self-promotion out of the way! Librarian by Day – the official page for me & this blog. Sure  you can friend me on Facebook, but maybe you don’t want me … Continue reading 6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow, Plus 17 Bonus Pages

How Far Do You Go to Reduce Drama and Protect Your Privacy on Facebook?

Earlier this week I came across this post Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook in which danah boyd talks about the practices teens undertake to reduce privacy issues and drama on Facebook.  I found it fascinating, not just because of the efforts they put into it, its not easy, but because I do a few of these things and I don’t know of anyone else who does. … Continue reading How Far Do You Go to Reduce Drama and Protect Your Privacy on Facebook?

How to Disable Facebook’s Newest Feature: Places. Yes, The Default Setting is Enable

Today Facebook rolled out it’s newest feature, Places, to US users. It allows you to check in at venues on using the Facebook app on your smart phone a la Foursquare or Gowalla. Facebook goes one step further, it allows others to check you in and you to check others in. Don’t want your friends checking you in? You need to disable this feature, this … Continue reading How to Disable Facebook’s Newest Feature: Places. Yes, The Default Setting is Enable