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Archive for August, 2014

Your digital footprint: friendly reminder

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st August 2014

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5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st August 2014

5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/08/18/5-twitter-hashtag-rules-you-must-follow-to-avoid-annoying-your-followers/

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Socia Media: Marketing and Experts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2014

Two recent articles can help you understand better and select apps to boost your institutional social media activities: How Do You Identify a Social Media Expert? http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/how-do-you-identify-social-media-expert 7 Must-Have Networking Apps to Boost Your Social Media Marketing http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/networking-apps/  

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Drone wars:

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2014

Google Inc (GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)’s Forthcoming Drone Wars http://www.techinsider.net/google-inc-googl-and-amazon-com-inc-amzns-forthcoming-drone-wars/1114967.html Please consider other IMS postings on drones: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/08/27/faa-has-commercial-drone-regulations-backwards/

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Of Mice and Men: iPads, smartboards and how we acquire technology for education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2014

in the latest news about scandals regarding technology acquisition for schools, it is only fair to ask ourselves: how much involved do we WANT/NEED to be in the decision making process regarding such timely issue. How much do we need to educate ourselves on 1. technology? 2. application of technology in education? compatible choices of […]

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26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2014

26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-ideas-social-media-updates/ #1: Attention-Grabbing Quotes #2: Book Recommendations #3: Celebrate Company Milestones #4: Dates That Are Fun Celebrations #5: Evergreen Content #6: Feature Hashtagged Events #7: Giveaways and Contests #8: Help Out by Answering Questions #9: Interview Staff Members #10: Jokes and Lighthearted Posts #11: Kids’ Photos #12: […]

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts – infographic

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2014

Creating Perfect Social Media Posts – infographic http://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2014/04/creating-perfect-posts-for-blog-googleplus-youtube-tumblr-vine-facebook-twitter-infographic.html#ixzz3BckYxT24

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FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2014

Drone entrepreneurs frustrated as FAA regulation remains up in the air http://www.cbsnews.com/news/drones-unmanned-aircraft-pushing-limits-of-the-law/ FAA Has Commercial Drone Regulations Backwards http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/01/faa-struggling-to-deal-with-drones-now-going-after-realtors-and-farmers/ The FAA’s position is as simple as it is inane.  If a realtor films buildings for fun using a remote controlled quadcopter that’s legal.  But if she takes that same quadcopter and films buildings as part of […]

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Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2014

Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition http://fcw.com/Articles/2014/08/26/Acquisition-Matters-Cloud.aspx Homeowners and building managers buy water service rather than the water itself, eliminating the need to purify, regulate and distribute the water on their own. Agencies buy cloud computing on the same “as-a-service” model to reduce their need to own and maintain IT equipment and applications.

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Horizon Report 2014, Library edition

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2014

http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-library-EN.pdf p. 4 new and rapidly changing technologies, an abundance of digital information in myriad formats, an increased understanding of how students learn evolving research methods, and changing practices in how scholars communicate and disseminate their research and creative work. Engagement requires an outward focus A liaison who understands how scholars in a particular discipline […]

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