week 9 directions

Your directions to week 5 available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/744251335773773/


Week 9


Welcome to our ninth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 8, let’s overview quickly our week 8 activities.

Spring break + week 8 was your opportunity to catch up with major assignments, due January 31 and February 15. Now the third major assignment, due March 14 is your first draft. Unless, you are renowned writer, most probably you will not be able to have an excellent grade on your final project, without submitting these three assignments – they are the guarantee, you are working diligently on your final project. Institutional social media is NOT about spur-of-the-moment tweeting, or Facebooking, unless you are a president of a major country. Social media is about good-to-perfect language and planning. If you pursue a solid final project with, respectively, good grade, you need to plan and work seriously toward it.

Week 8 and spring break were also your opportunity to catch up with class discussions, whether on Facebook or D2L. Class discussions accumulate a significant percentage of your final grade.

This past eight week, the major topic was “fake news.” Fake news, undoubtedly rules both domestically and globally the headlines. It is a topic, which is intimately connected with the essence of social media. A failure to understand the phenomenon “fake news” is not a failure of this class, it is a failure to understand real life.


In the next ninth week, we will be embarking full throttle into the visual aspects of social media. Multimedia and interactivity are the essence of the Internet success. The Internet rendered books and newspapers obsolete to a great degree thanks to the Internet content, which is ruled by multimedia and interactivity.

This week, you will get acquainted with Infographics and will start testing presentation tools, so you can have sufficient time to choose one for your final presentation.
Using your Evernote assignments, you will be working in teams to improve your first draft toward your final project.



As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552374/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:

hands-on YouTube assignment:

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
  2. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.



As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class






#ltc2018 main speaker

Posted by InforMedia Services on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

main speaker is talking about Caleris : a company, which is censuring Facebook posts

social media blocked by government

Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues

Reports of attack on Buddhist temple sparks anti-Muslim riots in Kandy district

Facebook and other social media services were blocked or restricted across Sri Lanka on Wednesday afternoon to prevent the spread of anti-Muslim posts the government said were helping to fuel the violence, which it has blamed on hardline Buddhist groups accused of bussing supporters into the district.

Russia eternal president

How Russia’s Eternal President Has Changed His Country

Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years — both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time.


Vladimir Putin has been in power for almost two decades, longer even than Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet general secretary whose tenure seemed eternal. An entire generation of Russians has grown up knowing nothing other than Putin’s Russia.

“Authoritarianism from below,” is how some people refer to the model

Navalny is a charismatic populist. He can get a crowd behind him quicker than anyone else in Russia. And he is a quick study. He now links his favorite issue — the corruption of Putin’s elite — with the growing economic misery in the country.

The president needs to begin arranging for a successor, given that he’s not allowed to run for re-election in 2024. But it appears he considers himself to be irreplaceable. It isn’t clear which path he will ultimately choose: That of pulling a successor out of a hat on the eve of the election six years from now. Or that of having the constitution amended to either get rid of term limitations or to create a new supreme state office.

My note: today, the Chinese President beat Putin by the authoritarian decision: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/11/asia/china-presidential-term-limits-intl/index.html

One of those startups is Tryfit, which produces foot scanners for the athletic shoe industry. The company’s founder went to university in both Ireland and Russia and lives in Silicon Valley in California, commuting regularly to Skolkovo. The company is registered in Dublin. It is a business model that can only work if Russia and the West remain open to each other. But shifting priorities in the Kremlin and estrangement from the West haven’t been good for Skolkovo.





Instagram hashtags



Why Should You Use Hashtags?

Not only do Instagram hashtags have extraordinary power to help you gain likes. They are also a great way to:

– Gain new followers organically

– Find new business/creative ideas

– Track how well your hashtag is doing

Hashtags provide a way for users to easily navigate to topics of interest. If you’re using hashtags it makes it effortless for others to find you. In order to make hashtags work for you, you need a list of your go-to hashtags. Ones that you can use on the majority of your photos to gain likes and quickly copy and paste whenever you need.

GMOs fake news social media

Russia Might Be Trying To Get Americans To Dislike GMOs

Russia might be trying to get us to hate GMOs — for its own benefit

Posted by NowThis Future on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring break podcast

Spring Break

Some of you kept working through this week and some of you chose to take early spring break. Either way, you need to complete the requirements for week 8.

I strongly advise you to use your spring break and catch up with missing assignments, since after spring break, your workload will be complemented with by efforts toward your final project.

In regard of the final project, your first draft is due soon. I am willing to take early submissions and return feedback; this will increase your chance to collect the full allocated points for that particular draft.

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class