SocialMedia4UsThe aim of this blog is to help you explore the different ways you can interact online using social media and the tools to help you do this.
Introducing Social MediaSo what is social media you might ask? Social Media is an umbrella term for web based and mobile technology that allows the user to produce and share information with others using text and/or media (video, audio, images), who in turn are then able to engage in a interactive dialogue about the content.
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE
Social Media Blog by Sue Beckingham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
- Quick tip on how to disable autoplay of videos on Facebook and conserve your data allowance
- Using Google Alerts for your research
- Let me tell you a secret… Tips from a Journalist on blogging
- How public is your private information on social media?
- The History of #Hashtags from humble # sign to hyperlinked verb
Author Archives: Sue Beckingham
Image source: Pixabay You may have noticed videos within Facebook posts, automatically playing in your news feed. Watching videos (and streaming music) tend to use quite a bit of data, so you may want to consider your options. You can … Continue reading
Did you know that you can easily monitor the web for content and be notified of the results by using Google Alerts? Start by simply choosing a key word that is relevant to the topic you wish to research. If … Continue reading
Image source: Pixabay I recently attended a workshop led by Sue Featherstone (Journalist and Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) on the secrets of blogging which was put on for the new student bloggers who are volunteer content managers. These students will capture … Continue reading
Identity theft is a form of stealing someone’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s … Continue reading
Image source: Flickr Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. People use the hashtag symbol # before a … Continue reading
I was inspired by a blog post written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (known as @langwitches on Twitter) which begins by saying “Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY” It made me consider … Continue reading
Image source: Wikipedia How we use any of these colours in our lives can be very personal. From the way we dress, decorate our homes or even prepare food; we each may have different preferences to colour combinations. What pleases … Continue reading
So what’s a Tweet Chat? A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion. In order to be able to … Continue reading
Below is a screencast outlining 26 tips for getting started with Twitter. The slides can be accessed via SlidesShare here and downloaded. They have a Creative Commons licence so may be re-used with credit. Screencast [slides with voice over]