Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention

Last week I (and many others) spent a lot of time documenting the Internet Librarian conference, photos, tweets, blog posts, facebook updates. Did the act of digitally documenting the events change anything? Did the process of lifestreaming change my (and others) behavior, perception of what was happening and memories of it. Will we remember it better or worse? A recent article from CNN Do digital diaries mess up your brain? … Continue reading Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention

How social media can hurt your library

We’ve all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don’ts 1. Don’t announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don’t badmouth your current or previous employer 3. Don’t mention your job search if you’re still employed … Continue reading How social media can hurt your library

Some interesting and useful Twitter Stats

Influential Marketing has a post with some useful stats  from the Sysomos report on Twitter.  I wonder why Tuesday is the most active day. hmmm.  There is more information on the orginal post and you download the full report if you’re inclined 21% (One Fifth) of Twitter accounts are empty placeholders. Nearly 94% of all Twitter accounts have less than 100 followers. March and April … Continue reading Some interesting and useful Twitter Stats

Why I’m over people Twittering Conferences, Meetings

and anywhere else two Twitter users happen to run into each other. Its seems like a day doesn’t go by without signing into my Twitter account to see a stream of tweets from someone going by with a #hashtag I don’t recognize. I’m not talking about a couple of tweets, I mean the full-on stream. I’m begging you, please stop! I’m all for the idea … Continue reading Why I’m over people Twittering Conferences, Meetings

Presenting during the Age of Twitter

If you’ve been presenting for a while you know that Twitter has changed the audience. Presenting pre-Twitter – you saw a sea of faces looking at you Presenting during the age of Twiter – you see a sea of heads looking at laptops or smart phones It can be disconcerting if you’re not used to it.  Pistachio has a great article on How to Present … Continue reading Presenting during the Age of Twitter