Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-is-fastest-growing-content-sharing-platform-2013-11#ixzz2jxRe8Hfa
The new data offers a reminder that businesses should look beyond Facebook and Twitter when managing their social media outreach, says ShareThis CEO Kurt Abrahamson in a release.
Small businesses can capitalize on the Pinterest and LinkedIn surge to market their products and grow their consumer base. Pinterest, a highly visual medium, gives businesses a chance to catch the eye of consumers with compelling images and colorful infographics that promote deals and new products. Pinning pictures of employees could also help customers identify with the people who work at the company, putting a face to a name. Meanwhile, LinkedIn can provide a more professional forum for blogging and sharing posts to a targeted audience, as well as collecting positive recommendations and reviews of your company.
LRS can help students, faculty and staff:
– identify objects and services by posting pictures
– identify people who work at the library and how they can help students, faculty and staff
just few of the analogies drawn from the article…
1) Codecademy – http://www.codecademy.com/
2) Lifehacker – http://lifehacker.com/
Lifehacker posts about tips and hacks to make your life easier. I frequently learn about tweaks or new software from this blog.
3) The Librarian in Black – http://librarianinblack.net/
If you haven’t read Sarah Houghton’s blog, you really should. Sarah posts about issues in libraries and frequently touches on technology. She is not afraid to voice controversial opinions.
4) Teleread – http://www.teleread.com/
Teleread covers news related to ebooks and online publishing. The blog also includes a section specific to libraries, so you can easily find relevant library news and stories.
5) Mashable – http://mashable.com/social-media/
Mashable posts news about social media and other Web 2.0 systems. Click on the Social Media tag to bypass the entertainment stories.
6) Not Safe! [for Libraries] – http://ns4lib.com/
Michael Schofield posts about web design specifically with libraries in mind.
7) In the Library with the Lead Pipe – http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org
Although not specific to technology issues, In the Library with the Lead Pipe posts peer reviewed journal articles that challenge many preconceptions of librarianship.
8) ReadWrite – http://readwrite.com/
Formerly ReadWriteWeb, ReadWrite posts the latest tech news in a highly digestible way that is friendly towards non-techies.
9) Agnostic, Maybe – http://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com/
Andy Woodworth blogs about libraries, technology and life as a librarian in New Jersey. I especially enjoy reading his opinions on ebooks and licensing.
10} ALA Techsource – http://www.alatechsource.org/blog
Last, but not least, the ALA Techsource blog provides updates on technology news and initiatives that are occurring in other libraries.
I hope that this list gave you some new reading material! Which technology blogs do you recommend? Join the conversation on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4112382&type=member&item=215928370
Technology Instruction Week: Social Media
March 25 – March 29
MC 205 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Facebook: does it belong in the classroom? Why, how and when…
Apps for collaboration and creativity
I found a job on Twitter….
LinkedIn is my resume…
Is social media a nuance or perfect opportunity for school?
Register for the 1:00pm session at (not required):
on Twitter: @SCSUtechInstruc | #techworkshop