Yes you need to. Everyone does. Even if you’re just on Twitter, even if you’re not. You need to pay attention to what others are saying to and about you online. I know many of you do this for your library but it is important to do it for yourself too. Why? Carie Lewis lists 5 different categories or reasons Brand – mentions of your name, including … Continue reading How to Monitor Your Personal Brand (For Free)
A look at what social media means now and some interesting facts and statistics What is social media NOW?http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=whatissocialmediayr3pgrated-100713151403-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=what-is-social-media-now-4747765 View more presentations from Marta Kagan. And the slightly saltier verision What the F**k is Social Media NOW? found via Stephens Lighthouse Continue reading What is Social Media Now?
My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/21/2010 thru 5/27/2010. Ok I’ll confess right off the bat, I cheated, there are 12 links this week. I just couldn’t cut them down. A couple of these deserve their own blog post so shame on me for not giving them the attention they deserve. 1. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 21
This is a long video but worth watching. Howard Rheingold talks about literacy, information literacy, digital literacy and critical thinking. One of the things that stands out to me is he borrows the term “crap detection” from Ernest Hemingway. So while he is applying it to the internet the importance of critical thinking has been around long before the internet. It is not a new skill, but … Continue reading Howard Rheingold on New Literacies – Crap Detection
The issue of control comes up over and over again when we talk about the online world. It recently it came up at Internet Librarian in many different ways, including: How do I stop a staff member from wasting time on Facebook? How do we control what staff are saying online? Management wants everything posted online (Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc) to go through PR. We … Continue reading Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go
As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent – What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: Encourages the use of continuous partial attention and multi-tasking, which … Continue reading How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains