A New Twitter Handle

In case you missed the announcement I have changed my Twitter handle from @libarianbyday to @bobbinewman. With my return to school and new adventures in political communication, policy, and of course some of the old – digital literacy, digital divide, broadband, and libraries I have been struggling with what to do about Twitter for some time. Librarianbyday no longer felt right. I haven’t worked in … Continue reading A New Twitter Handle

Should You Ask Permission to Live-Tweet an Conference Session?

I came across this great post from the American Historical Society – “The Dos and Don’ts of Live-Tweeting at an Academic Conference: An Update” which has some great suggestions (see below for the abridged version or click on through for full text – it worth reading the full text btw). But I have a question about the first Do – Ask permission. Before the panel … Continue reading Should You Ask Permission to Live-Tweet an Conference Session?

My Favorite Tools in Ten Installments: 2. Twitter

This is post 2 of 10 in my 10 favorite tools series. I regularly get asked how I “do it all” so I’ve put together some of handy tools that (in addition to hard work) help me do it.  I covered the many ways I use Google last week, this week its Twitter! Now that might seem obvious since I have over 4,000 followers, but … Continue reading My Favorite Tools in Ten Installments: 2. Twitter

10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job, and Benefit Your Library

In my case this means my day job, the 9 to 5 one, not the one on the side where I write this blog and other stuff and do workshops and present and read articles and government reports, though it helps there too. For the sake of this post I’m focusing on my 9 to 5 job or more like 7 to 6 job. Here … Continue reading 10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job, and Benefit Your Library

What Twitter Lists Say About You

Ever since Twitter implemented lists I try to check out mine regularly.  Mostly I’m looking for bad or amusing ones, but so far if anyone has me on a list titled “idiots” or “b!tches” its private.  🙂 As of writing this I am on 373 lists, of which probably 90 – 95% say something related to libraries (I didn’t actually do the math). This aren’t surprising to me. And … Continue reading What Twitter Lists Say About You

How to Decide Who to Follow on Twitter

I have had several conversations lately about how to use Twitter and how to decide who to follow. I know everyone has a different methodology and goal when using Twitter.  Here is mine. I have gmail filter, label and auto archive emails from Twitter and I go through them every week or so. Any of the following disqualifies the account for a follow: the default … Continue reading How to Decide Who to Follow on Twitter

Don’t Miss These Twitter and Facebook Guides from Mashable

Whether you are teaching a class, helping a friend or just looking for information for yourself these guides from Mashable are a great resource. The Facebook Guide topics include: Facebook 101: The Basics Managing Your Facebook Wall Using Facebook for Business How to become a fan of Mashable Using Facebook Applications Facebook 305:Advanced Topics Twitter Guide topics include: Twitter 101 – The Basics Building Your … Continue reading Don’t Miss These Twitter and Facebook Guides from Mashable