Category Archives: Social Media

Social Media Etiquette [Infographic]

The infographic below (Credit: TollFreeForwarding) provides tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest. Whilst aimed at business there are some useful pointers for everyone to take away. In short good manners are equally important online in these social spaces … Continue reading

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115 facts about social media [infographic]

Thanks to Josh Wardini, Community Manager at Skilled.co who contacted me to share this rich infographic.  The research highlights the continuing annual growth of internet users, unique mobile users, social media users and mobile social media users. Social media is … Continue reading

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Why should you attend #SocMedHE16? Read on….

On December 16th the 2nd Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference will take place, bringing together educators from many disciplines to share how they are using social media in learning and teaching. With social media, we have an … Continue reading

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The Social Media Revolution 2017 by @equalman

Erik Qualman first produced the Socialnomics Social Media Revolution video showcasing the power of social media and mobile in 2009. Above is the 7th iteration and just released this month October 2016.

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How to cite social media in academic writing

  Referencing and citation is an important part of any writing. This post looks at some recommendations and consideration when citing social media. Citations have several important purposes: to uphold intellectual honesty (or avoiding plagiarism), to attribute prior or unoriginal work … Continue reading

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Experiences of social media in higher education: barriers enablers and next steps #SocMedHE15

Below is the presentation I gave with my wonderful research partners Dr Alison Purvis and Helen Rodger at the 2015 Social Media for Learning in HE Conference #SocMedHE15 at Sheffield Hallam University. We were all also part of the organising … Continue reading

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Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHe15 – A brief snapshot (more to follow)

On the 18th December 2015 the inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHE15, a one day conference, with pre-conference workshops was held at Sheffield Hallam University. #SocMedHE15 is about the use of social media for learning in … Continue reading

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The growing social media landscape: an updated glossary

Social Media not only keeps on growing but also changing. New vocabulary and new sites emerge and as sites lose popularity they disappear are quietly forgotten. The Conversation Prism above created by Brian Solis and JESS3 has gone through a … Continue reading

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Teens and (social) media – a snapshot over three decades

This infographic created by Teensafe provides a great visual of the changing focus on technology use. First of all it considers changes in teenagers social lives and the impact media has had. The use of the phone for example for talking … Continue reading

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What NOT to post on social media

Maslow’s Hierarchy of social media engagement: http://t.co/lKfbfWqodD pic.twitter.com/iRqvIQtcMM — Hootsuite (@hootsuite) May 3, 2015   For many of us social media has pervaded our lives, not only socially but as spaces to interact professionally within too. Ubiquitous access to mobile … Continue reading

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