Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tons o’ Twitter changes – Scheduled tweets! Feed changes! Choose to let any follower DM (message) you

robinna/ October 30, 2013/ social media, twitter/ 0 comments

Twitter rolls out a bunch of changes:1. Allow any follower to DM (direct message) you 2. More visual tweets in the feed (vine!)3. Advertisements4. Alerts for emergencies (not so new)5. Recommendation service (not so terribly new; @magicrecs)6. Twitter apps updates (droid tablets (yay!); IOS)7. Watch TV from tweets8. Scheduled tweets More here:Good overview of 7 features (there are more):

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Celebrating open access (quick overview) and links

robinna/ October 22, 2013/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Do you what openaccess is and why it is important? Openaccess can save time in preparing instructional materials through reducing barriers to sharing educational content and research. Openaccess can provide new collaboration opportunities for faculty and students. Openaccess can provide new educational resources to students and faculty. “Peter Suber characterizes the core concept of open access this way: open access

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10 traits of creativity

robinna/ October 18, 2013/ software, Professional Life/ 0 comments

“Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.” Exactly! Interesting overview of why creative people are the way we are. We’re just one big contradiction of traits…  (read the full article here)1. “Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often

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GLAMLOD: Linked data, semantic web group meetup

robinna/ October 17, 2013/ semantic web, 3D, meetups/conferences/ 0 comments

Some of you may remember this group was formed last year after GLA. Please excuse crossposting: Interested in linked data? Interested in the semantic web? Not even sure what the heck that is or how it applies to libraries, archives, or museums? GLAMLOD: Georgia Libraries, Archives & Museums Linked Open Data ( is hosting a meetup in atlanta in November.

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Facebook news feed change: bumping stories and the curse of the meme

robinna/ October 16, 2013/ Technology, software, social media, Blog posts/ 2 comments

Facebook Tip: Starting in August, Facebook started mixing older stories (‘most relevant’) in with new stories in feeds. So, if you have your feed set to “Sort: Most recent”, you may be seeing older posts. “Facebook announced a couple small changes to the way that the site decides order in News Feed: Story Bumping, which allows engaging posts you haven’t

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happy ada lovelace day – tech, science, math, & geek girls!

robinna/ October 15, 2013/ Technology, History of Technology/ 0 comments

Happy Ada Lovelace Day geek girls! Celebrated on October 15th, the day aims to promote women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and encourage female role models. It’s named in honour of Ada Lovelace, who wrote an algorithm for the engine in 1842 and is widely credited as being the world’s first computer programmer. (Robin note: She was the

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