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My Facebook profile, now with extra hotness

If you haven’t visited me on Facebook recently, you may not have seen my new super-awesome profile. It looks like this: And while you’re visiting me, I hope you’ll check out my new Facebook page, which I set up to share my writing and work. (I use my...
Blogging hubris

Blogging hubris

Yesterday I made the mistake of bragging about how well I’ve been doing with my daily blogging practice. And tonight I thought I’d knock off a quick blog post that would keep me in my groove. Instead I found myself learning the ins and outs of last.fm,...
Call for Papers: Social Media in Higher Education

Call for Papers: Social Media in Higher Education

The Internet and Higher Education has issued a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue on Social Media in Higher Education (PDF). The issue will be edited by Stefan Hrastinksi and Vanessa Dennen. In the call, the editors note: In this special issue, we would...

How your Facebook presence can inspire your friends and family

Over at The Hookup Column, Anna Lind Thomas concludes her list of Dos & Don’ts for Facebook status lines with the following: DO inspire, uplift, support and spread love. Anna’s suggestion is a refreshing departure from the all-too-common focus on...
Why on earth would you want to watch TV?

Why on earth would you want to watch TV?

Blogging my incredibly elaborate efforts at The Perfect Tech-Enabled TV makes me conscious of all the people who are wondering why I care so much about watching TV in the first place. After all, most of my friends are highly evolved creatures who divide their time...
If we didn’t have computers…

If we didn’t have computers…

LOVE Social Media but If we didn’t have computers-wouldn’t need #SocialMediab/c we wouldn’t have stopped being social in the 1st place. When I first shared this interesting tweet from online pal Brenda Johima, it was with some reservations. After...
Crowdsourcing my identity: an art experiment

Crowdsourcing my identity: an art experiment

The phenomenon of Pecha Kucha — presentations in which a speaker addresses 20 slides for 20 seconds each — has overtaken unconferences and WhateverCamps as the hottest format for professional gatherings. So I was interested to see a Pecha Kucha veteran...

Adding images to blog posts with Skitch, Zemanta and Flickr

Imagine I wanted to write a blog post about how to do something online. (I know it’s a stretch, but bear with me.) If I really wanted me reader to follow what I’m blogging about, I’d need to include screenshots. The typical workflow, on a mac, would...
NIche messaging with social media:  going for the Golden Graham

NIche messaging with social media: going for the Golden Graham

Reach each of your audiences with the message that speaks to them. That’s one of the central appeals of social media: the ability to target your message, affordably and appropriately, to each of the audiences you’re trying to reach. Create a YouTube clip...
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