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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Emerging Social Networks

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 17, 2014

Emerging Social Networks

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/72917-13-Emerging-Social-Networks-to-Watch

Learnist

Learnist is a crowd-sourced collection of knowledge, with web, text and video content covering thousands of topics. Boards are curated by knowledge leaders, providing content from the people who know it best. Create your own expert knowledge boards on the Learnist website and browse with the iOS and Android apps. Learnist was launched in 2012.

Sulia

Sulia is a subject-based social network to connect users with expert sources. Sulia seeks to help people to discover new sources and engage with their interests. If you’re an expert and would like to reach the audience Sulia has to offer, contact its staff, at experts@sulia.com. Sulia also offers a Sulia Select program, which matches top experts with leading publishers and retailers.

Pheed

Pheed is a free social multimedia platform, available on iOS, Android and via the web. Pheed users share voice-notes, music, photos, videos, text, and live broadcasts. Pheed channel holders can also monetize their content by charging a monthly subscription fee (between $1.99 and $34.99) or by charging for pay-per-view live broadcast events. Pheed launched with an iOS app in 2012 and an Android app in 2013.

Medium

Medium is a place where people share stories and ideas — a great place to generate expert content. Medium is designed to be collaborative, with tools to let readers offer feedback. Medium is also designed to help you find an audience, through a combination of algorithmic and editorial curation. Medium launched in 2012, and its iOS phone app launched in 2014.

Cyber Dust

Cyber Dust is a platform for temporary mobile messaging. Texts sent via Cyber Dust automatically disappear 24 seconds after being read. Users can blast messages and locations, and send disappearing promotional content, like stickers, animated GIFs, URLs and more. An alternative to Snapchat, Cyber Dust is the latest startup of maverick investor Mark Cuban, whose own legal woes motivated him to create the app.

ShareBloc

ShareBloc is a Reddit-like link-sharing community for professionals to curate, distribute, and discuss business content. ShareBloc could also be a good resource for small businesses in the B2B sector. The site launched in 2013 as a peer-review platform for members to rate and review vendors. ShareBloc’s main obstacle will come from the competition it faces from heavyweight LinkedIn.

Thumb

Thumb is a crowdsourcing platform to ask any question and quickly receive 50 to 100 responses. Easily filter by topic to get relevant responses and new content. Thumb is a resource for any small business looking for quick feedback on a new product or service. Originally launched in 2010 as a tool to give shopping feedback, Thumb has become a place to discover and give feedback on seemingly anything. The mobile app is available for Android and iOS.

Impossible

Impossible is a network where people help each other out. People who need help post a request, which is shown to users most likely to fulfill it. Those with help to give can share time, skills and objects for free, as they build kindness profiles. While this network is geared toward altruism, it may be a good place for a business to put its product to work.

We Heart It

We Heart It is an image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression, and creativity. It’s a hipper version of Pinterest, aimed at “highly-engaged, tech-savvy, and consumption-focused millennials.” We Heart It has over 20 million monthly visitors to discover, collect, and share images on its mobile apps and website.

Chirp

Chirp lets you send a message using sound — a chirp — to anyone running the app near you. Share photos, links, notes, and more, all from your built-in iPhone speaker. Chirp could be a powerful marketing tool for location-based businesses looking to entice passers-by. Chirp’s iOS app launched in 2012, and its Android app launched in 2013.

Mobli

Mobli is a social application for sharing mobile photos and unlimited-length videos. It’s a feature-packed alternative to Instagram. Broadcast your live events, use photo and video filters update weekly, create looping videos, follow locations and hashtags, and more. In November of 2013, Mobil announced a capital raise of $60 million from billionaire Carlos Slim’s América Móvil.–

Vine

Vine is an application for creating and sharing six-second looping videos. Vine officially launched in 2013 (after Twitter purchased it in 2012) and quickly became the most-used video sharing application. Recently, Vine launched a new website with a variety of features to discover videos, such as channels, trending tags, and curated content. The change could deliver further gains for Vine, which according to GlobalWebIndex is used by a quarter of U.S. teens.

Snapchat

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Instagram in the classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 15, 2014

How To Use Instagram In Your Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/instagram-in-your-classroom/

Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing.

  • Student Work Showcase
  • Student of the Week
  • Class Memories
  • Historical Figures
  • Literary Characters
  • Reading Recommendations
  • Step-by-Step.
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Writing Ideas
  • Document Progress

instagram in the classroom

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Full Spectrum Lights in Miller Center

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 15, 2014

From: lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [mailto:lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] On Behalf Of Hubbs, Susan
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:38 PM
To: Northenscold, Melissa A.; lrs_l@stcloudstate.edu
Subject: [LRS_l] Re: Full Spectrum Lights in MC – Brainstorm Session Monday

Dear Colleagues,

I have started a bibliography beginning with books and articles that LRS owns or has access. I have not prettied it up. I will send a copy to Missy. Missy, I also went and pulled the 3 books LRS owns off the shelf. They are on a chair in my office. I will also look for some good websites and add those.

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, MD is one of the leaders in this field.  LRS owns his Winter Blues book, 1998 but he now has a newer edition.
Winter Blues, Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder., Sept. 2012. I would like to suggest that LRS purchases a copy.  In the older edition, chapter 7 is entirely about light therapy.

Because light therapy is used as part, or sometimes all, treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which can also be part of a larger concern of depression, there should be a large sign encouraging people to seek out help from the SCSU counseling center, suicide prevention hotline, other depression URLs, etc.

Yours thinking of Robin Williams.

Susan

Susan Hubbs

Professor

Miller Center Library

320.308.4996

shubbs@stcloudstate.edu

 

 


From: lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] on behalf of Northenscold, Melissa A.
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 10:59 AM
To: lrs_l@stcloudstate.edu
Subject: [LRS_l] Full Spectrum Lights in MC – Brainstorm Session Monday

In partnership with the Counseling and Psychological Services department, we will have full spectrum lights in the Miller Center (in the space to the south to the Dean’s Office) from roughly October 1 thru roughly May 1.

 

You are invited to join a brainstorming session at 1 p.m. on Monday in MC 135G.  We will discuss ideas regarding placement of lights, layout of space, promotion/marketing, and assessment.  Please feel free to send ideas via email as well.  If you’re not available to attend on Monday, but interested in getting involved, I will send notes after the meeting that include the next meeting date.

 

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Missy Northenscold

Administrative Director

Learning Resources Services

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave S., MC 135E

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 308-2022

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Chef the movie

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 14, 2014

There is a movie about a middle-aged cook, his early-teen son, who TWEETs and VINEs and helps his dad’s career: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/

chef movie, poster

Good actors but weak plot and movie. My blog entry is not about the movie quality, but about the notion that social media is saving the main character’s career and helps him self-promote.

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Library; what should be…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 14, 2014

Amidst discussions at LRS and forthcoming strategic planning -

The LinkedIn Higher Education Teaching and Learning group has a discussion started:

“The library as space is becoming more important, even as students are able to log on to databases from wherever.”

based on the the article

Spikes, Stacks, and Spaces

from Inside Higher Ed blog: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/confessions-community-college-dean/spikes-stacks-and-spaces


  • Julie Steward
    Julie

    Julie Steward

    Instructional Designer

    University libraries are increasingly the ONLY place on campus that has quiet spaces, since cell-phone conversations are ubiquitous. I think a professional shushher would be a nice touch to any library. Either that, or zero-talking floors and okay-with-some-noise-floors alternating.

  • Andrea KiralyAndrea

    Andrea Kiraly

    Information Specialist, Visiting Lecturer at University of Szeged

    Today university/academic libraries have “all-inclusive services” and they are places for social life, too. In my point of view it is very important for libraries to be always ready for changes, to be regenerative, and to find new ways including the needs of next (Y, Z?) generation. A library is a third place, “a place to be”. And study. With librarians behind the scenes.

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  • Russ BarclayRuss

    Russ Barclay

    Visiting Professor at Campbellsville University

    I note many university libraries have become bistros complete with internet access and quiet rooms for students and student teams to meet and work.

    …And, of course, there are books and databases. Whether students attend to those assets is an open question for me.

  • Sharon BlantonSharon

    Sharon Blanton

    Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hawaii Pacific University

    I had the opportunity to spend some time in a local high school library yesterday. It was a hub of activity with a class in session, students browsing stacks, small group activities, and numerous meetings. I thought it was great to see so many students collaborating and having fun. The students were very engaged.

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  • Laura GabigerLaura

    Laura Gabiger

    Professor at Johnson & Wales University

    Top Contributor

    It seems important that Matt Reed mentions both the group study areas and the individual quiet spaces in a library. In the past, university libraries tended to be places for individual quiet work. But as Russ and Sharon mention, students have meetings in libraries to work on group activities. If we pay attention to developments in higher education, student work will be increasingly collaborative rather than individual, interdisciplinary rather than narrowly focused in one disciplinary area. In the USA we can find these values set forth in places such as the AAC&U list of high-impact practices, where collaborative assignments and projects are recommended:http://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/hip_tables.pdf

    Some experts recommend that the most valuable things students can learn to do is work on problem-solving with other people who come from diverse backgrounds.

    Libraries may need less space for stacks as printed books and periodicals are replaced with digital storage, but the need for meeting rooms and collaborative study areas may increase. And of course a coffee shop on the premises definitely helps.

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  • Dr..Myrna FernandoDr..Myrna

    Dr..Myrna Fernando

    Professor 1 at Technological University of the Philippines

    What is the bearing of a library as a Learning Resource Center if not significant to the students. I think it speaks so much on the learning impact not only by the students together with the faculty. This is also the reason why the area of Library is included in institutional/programs accreditation.

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Brandjackers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 13, 2014

Why Online Brandjackers Plague the Travel Industry

http://www.marketingweekly.com/web-strategy/why-online-brandjackers-plague-the-travel-industry/

The online hotel booking business is a ripe target for “brandjacking,” but this type of commandeering is of a different nature than we have seen in previous studies. More than 580 million visits from highly-qualified travelers are siphoned away from the hotel brands’ online bookings sites to those of channel and marketing partners – or competitors – who reach customers first through paid search advertising and other online marketing tactics.

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Typosquatters

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 13, 2014

Facebook Wins Court Battle Against “Typosquatters”

http://allthingsd.com/20130501/facebook-wins-court-battle-against-typosquatters/

A typosquatter is the name for companies or individuals who purchase domain names like “gacebook” or “dacebook” in the hope that users will accidentally visit the sites.

In this particular case, the defendants were sitting on many different misspelled domains which, when visited, would redirect users to other, sometimes malicious, sites.

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We’ve Got Game – Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 12, 2014

We’ve Got Game – Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom

LOGIN INFORMATION:
To login on September 5, 2014 starting at 2:30 pm ET
http://connectpro86502729.adobeconnect.com/frlvfall2014/
or tlt.gs/login

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The Digital Humanities network on Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 11, 2014

The Digital Humanities network on Twitter: Following or being followed?

http://www.martingrandjean.ch/digital-humanities-network-twitter-following/

an outline of “friends/following” relations in a group of 800 digital humanists on Twitter, from a quantitative point of view

 

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How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 11, 2014

How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

1. Create your story

2. Create your content

3. Put yourself out there.

4. Break down your platform barriers

5. Nurture a clear following

6. Engage with your followers

7. Reward your followers with coupons, contests, or previews of upcoming events

8. Watch it grow

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