InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Intro to Social Media, Tools, Campaign

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 6, 2014

Intro to Social Media, Social Media Tools, Social Media Campaign

http://www.slideshare.net/rebecka/intro-to-social-media-social-media-campaign

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Female Programmers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 6, 2014

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/10/06/345799830/the-forgotten-female-programmers-who-created-modern-tech

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WHAT ARE YOU REVEALING ONLINE? MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 6, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU REVEALING ONLINE? MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/07/01/do-you-know-what-youre-revealing-online-much-more-than-you-think/

Right now in the U.S. it’s essentially the case that when you post information online, you give up control of it.

Some companies may give you that right, but you don’t have a natural, legal right to control your personal data. So if a company decides they want to sell it or market it or release it or change your privacy settings, they can do that.

The point is, we really don’t know how this information will be used. For instance, say I’m a merchant — once I get information about you, I can use this information to try to extract more economic surplus from the transaction. I can price-discriminate you, so that I can get more out of the transaction than you will.

I’m interested in working in this area, not because disclosure is bad — human beings disclose all the time, it’s an innate need as much as privacy is — but because we really don’t know how this information will be used in the long run.

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Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 5, 2014

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

http://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-use-macbackdooriworm-on-mac-os-x-and-reddit-2014-10#ixzz3FIbWYnzf

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

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BYOD

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 5, 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/

Inquiry-based learning grounded in authentic projects go hand in hand with BYOD.

This shift allows teachers to address issues of digital citizenship like privacy, respecting others’ work, and standing up to improper uses on a daily basis as they arise.

“If they’re using that laptop in the classroom that has so much power and another kid is using a smartphone that doesn’t have quite that power or screen real estate, it requires collaboration,”

 

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bitcoin

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 5, 2014

Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is ‘Better Than Currency’

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238103

“Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient.”

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broadband speed: domestically vs globally

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 5, 2014

US States With the Most Improved Broadband Speeds and Rates 2009-2014

http://www.bluefirebroadband.com/blog/broadband-speed-improvement/

broadband increase by Mbps

Minnesota:

Average Speed (Mbps)
2009: 12.45
2014: 24.23
Average price (per Mbps)
2009: $5.29
2014: $3.13
Speed Increase
195%
Price Decrease
41%

U.S. broadband speeds are improving, but still far behind global leaders

http://bgr.com/2014/07/03/u-s-broadband-speeds-vs-global-speeds/

Hong Kong, Switzerland and the Netherlands rounded out the top 5 with average Internet speeds of 13.3Mbps, 12.7Mbps and 12.4Mbps, respectively.

America’s national average of 10.5Mbps placed it in the No. 12 position globally.

Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/09/akamai-global-average-broadband-speeds-up-by-25-u-s-up-29-to-6-7-mbps/

South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S., meanwhile, doesn’t make it into the top-10 countries (it’s ranked 12th) but at least it’s speeding up

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Mammoth – Evernote Meets Tumblr

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 5, 2014

Mammoth – Evernote Meets Tumblr

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/07/mammoth-evernote-meets-tumblr.html

Mammoth is a bookmarking tool that seems to offer the key aspects of Evernote mixed with Tumblr.

Mammoth could be used as a project management tool. To use it to manage projects create a board and share it privately with your collaborators. Then use the board to share notes and assign tasks to each other.

Applications for Education
Mammoth could be a good tool for creating digital portfolios. Students could use Mammoth to showcase examples of their best work in a nice linear layout. Students can use Mammoth to share their portfolios publicly or share them only with you where you can give them feedback.

Alternative to MN eFolio

http://alternativeto.net/software/mammoth/

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alternativs to Klout

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 3, 2014

Please look up #5 at our blog posting: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/05/01/5-browser-extensions-to-improve-your-social-media-marketing/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169870217170277903/

social media measurements

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LinkedIn Tips

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 3, 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56295064067513903/

33 LinkedIn tips

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