Category Archives: Social Media

Hurrah! An easy way to attribute Flickr images

 Image source: creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Jonas Tana: http://flickr.com/photos/jonastana/6280941316 Flickr is an image and video hosting site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded. Users uploading an … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Web at 25

Image source: Wikipedia March 12th 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. It is hard to believe that pre-1989 there was no Web (or at least public access to). In recent years as the price of computers … Continue reading

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The affordances of ‘new’ technology and social media

This latest cartoon from the talented Wrong Hands made me both smile and reflect on the many changes of how new technology has replaced older technology, devices and other things. Just this week I was asked if I had photos of my … Continue reading

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Strategies to improve visibility and impact through social media

As a blogger, author of a book, chapter or article; it should come as no surprise that we look to find ways to increase readership. This morning whilst researching for a project I am working on, I came across an … Continue reading

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What happens in 24 hours of Social Media use?

There are over 7.13 billion in the world today and every 24 hours 40% of these people go online to search, create, curate, learn and engage in social media. During this time an astounding 2.7 billion likes will take place … Continue reading

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How to choose and apply a Creative Commons licence to your work to encourage open social sharing

There is an increasing movement to openly share information and to encourage people to re-share through Twitter or any of the other social channels. Many do not want to attach strict copyright to such work, but still want to be … Continue reading

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The social media cheat sheet

The infographic created by Flowtown is a handy introduction to six useful social media tools. It is aimed at small businesses but I think useful to anyone wanting to learn a little more about social media. The visual layout of an infographic … Continue reading

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There’s more to Wikipedia than you might think!

Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. It was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sangar and now boasts over 24 million articles written in 285 different languages.

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Different ways to organise and bookmark your favourite weblinks

There are a number of different tools you can use to organise and bookmark the social media sites, websites and blogs you visit most. The likes of Diigo and Delicious enable you to save, sort, and search through your own … Continue reading

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The Social Media Revolution 2013 by @equalman

Erik Qualman is a leading speaker on the use of social media, providing statistics and clear evidence of the phenomenal growth of social media. He is author of two excellent books which have gone on to be translated into many languages. Socialnomics: … Continue reading

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