Teens & Texting and Social Media in the Classroom

Check out two new posts over at Libraries and Transliteracy. The first Take the Plunge Integrate Social Media Into the Classroom highlights 4 tips for integrating social media into the classroom. The second Teens, Texting and Social Isolation by fellow contributor Tom Ipri looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and a New York Times article about teens and texting. Creative Commons … Continue reading Teens & Texting and Social Media in the Classroom

Top Ten Links Week 12

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/19/2010 thru 3/25/2010 1. Youth in Nigeria leverage social media to organize and document massive rally against government via @dmlcentral: Twitter users Gbengasesan and Bubusn posted pictures of the march, and live footage of the event was available at ustream. The demonstration had an online presence unprecedented in the history of Nigerian protest: Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 12

Top Ten Links Week 8

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/19/2010 thru 2/25/2010 1. RT @VenessaMiemis: 16 free ebooks about social media via @fredzimny. Just look at this list of titles and authors : Building a Social Media Team, Amber Naslund, ContentCory Doctorow Customer Service, The Art of Listening and Engagement Through Social Media, Brian Solis Fish Where the Fish Are – Mapping Social Media … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 8

Teaching Tech to the Public – Follow up from Internet Librarian

This Those of you who were in my Web 2.0 for patrons presentation might remember a woman in the audience mentioning the classes she teaches at her library. I promised to get with her and share the follow up. I emailed her and found out that Liz Hubert is a Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area Library in Illinois This is the information Liz shared with me. … Continue reading Teaching Tech to the Public – Follow up from Internet Librarian

Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

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