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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

time-saving social media tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

time-saving social media tools

http://blog.bufferapp.com/time-saving-social-media-tools

When it comes to productivity with your social media marketing, I’ve found that there are a handful of areas that are worth investigating, improving, and experimenting.

  1. Automate
  2. Schedule
  3. Communicate
  4. Engage

With Twibble, you can set up any RSS feed you want to publish automatically to your Twitter feed

Gumroad can sell a digital product, a subscription, or even a preorder, and your Gumroad sales page can be easily shared to Twitter and Facebook or embedded on your website (an SSL certificate is required for embedding).

ScheduGram

Pie

IFTTT and Zapier—can help you coordinate and automate your marketing efforts

Gifmaker for creating a quick and easy GIF from existing photos on your computer.

Social Rank answers these questions with its follower reports, identifying which of your followers have the most influence and which are most engaged with you

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The Distracted Generation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

The Distracted Generation

http://elearninginfographics.com/distracted-generation-infographic/

Distracted Generation

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Digital Literacy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

Digital Literacy, Information Literacy and Connectivism

http://bethtransuelib.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/digital-literacy-information-literacy-and-connectivism/

One concern that I have is that because information literacy is so identified with librarians, that digital literacy may be seen as outside the purview of librarians when in fact it is a natural pairing.

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30+ QR Code Resources

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

30+ QR Code Resources

http://www.themobilenative.org/2014/05/30-qr-code-resources.html

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30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites You Use Every Day

http://blog.bufferapp.com/little-known-features-facebook-twitter-instagram

5 Little-Known Facebook Features

1. Save links to read for later

2. Follow rather than friend

3. Manage Your “Posts to Page”

4. Reorder your page sections

5. Fast advanced stats for any page post

Assorted useful features

Receive email from your Facebook email address.

Download everything you’ve ever done on Facebook.

Check your “other” messages.

Pin a post to the top of your page.

Feature your page owners and liked pages.

Secret emoji. Here are fun tips for Facebook secret emoji.

  • (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol
  • (^^^) = a great white shark
  • :|] = a robot
  • :poop: = well, you know
  • <(“) = a penguin
  • :Putnam: = the head of former Facebook engineer, Chris Putnam who left the company in 2010

5 Little-Known Twitter Features

1. Create a collection of tweets

2. Tag people in your photos

3. Create a Twitter photo collage

4. Manage Twitter via SMS

  • D [username] + message - sends that person a Direct Message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
  • SET LOCATION [place name] - updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
  • GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user’s latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman.
  • FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example:FOLLOW jerry

5. Mute Feature

5 Little-Known Google+ Features

1. Run a poll in G+

2. Save posts to empty circles for future reference

3. Share your circles with others

4. Create a photo slideshow that links to your avatar

When someone clicks on your profile picture from your profile page, they’ll see an entire photo album of pictures. You can control what appears in this photo album.

In the Photos menu, scroll or search for the Profile Photos collection. Then add, edit, and arrange the photos in this set.

5. Use a GIF as your profile pic or cover photo

This one’s super simple: Just upload it!

5 Little-Known LinkedIn Features

1. Download a list of your connections

2. Display media files on your profile

3. Message someone you’re not connected with

4. Save a job search

5. Create a tickler file with LinkedIn Relationship notes

5 Little-Known Pinterest Features

1. Set up a secret board

2. Rearrange the order of your boards

3. View all the latest pins from your website (or others)

4. Customize your cover images

5. Pin with a friend

5 Little-Known Instagram Features

1. Where to view Instagram photos online

2. Save an image

3. Add a border to your image

4. How to make a collage

5. How to repost an Instagram photo

Conclusion

Which of these little-known features did you know already? 

Which of your favorite hidden gems would you like to share?

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Twitter job-search

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

SCSU students are given the narrow choice of MN e-Folio.
Since it is a MnSCU supported service, few students are exposed to additional information about the possibility of using LinkedIn as an electronic portfolio, and, respectively, tool for finding employment.  An increasing number of SCSU students circumvent even the LinkedIn possibility and search for jobs using Twitter. Here is an article, which reflects a tendency, I have been observing for the past 2 years.

Be Twitter-savvy in your job search

http://microsoftjobsblog.com/be-twitter-savvy-in-your-job-search/

To increase your chances of getting the attention of a recruiter on Twitter, follow these three tips:

  1. Be strategic about your bio.
  2. Be relevant (and use discretion)
  3. Engage with the recruiter you followed.

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mobile eLearning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

eLearning for the Mobile Generation

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58054282672001378/

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Geek Culture

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

Geek Culture is Smart and Creative

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/09/18/when-geeks-rule/geek-culture-is-smart-and-creative

many geeks are motivated by the deep joy of building things

 

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less boys, more girls in college

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 19, 2014

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/why-girls-get-better-grades-than-boys-do/380318/

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today’s grading methods skew in their favor?

The latest data from the Pew Research Center uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show that in 2012, 71 percent of female high school graduates went on to college, compared to 61 percent of their male counterparts. In 1994 the figures were 63 and 61 percent, respectively.

Girls succeed over boys in school because they are more apt to plan ahead, set academic goals, and put effort into achieving those goals.

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History of Technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 18, 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122441683594490275

Technology History

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