Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

Tweet like you mean it

October 26, 2009

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Just in case you’re wondering, a tweep is a person (peep) who tweets.  See Urban Dictionary for full details.

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Why should my library use Twitter?

October 22, 2009

Because my readers are! I am trying to put my information where many people can access it, rather than relying on them to come to one channel I’ve decided to stick to.

Follow me: laurajwilkinson

See The Civil Librarian‘s post “Why Should a Library Use Twitter? Because the Customers Are!”.  See also Five worst excuses for not using Twitter and comebacks to these excuses!

10 technologies to increase communication in your organisation

October 22, 2009

Here are the 10 ways – go to the original post to read the detail.

Suddenly it doesn’t look that hard after all: 1, 2, 5 and 9 are pretty quick to get started!

1. Start a blog.

2. Start a Twitter feed.

3. Share your best practices on a wiki.

4. Start an organizational discussion board.

5. Start a Facebook organizational page.

6. Start a YouTube or Vimeo channel.

7. Scrap that old print newsletter.

8. Incorporate social software into your organization.

9. Create a Flickr account to share organizational photos.

10. Begin or maintain an organizational culture that is free and open.

Read the full post here.

See also 10 collaboration tools that aren’t Google Wave

Twitter guide

September 9, 2009

Lowrider Librarian has written this excellent guide to Twitter for organisations.  It includes sections on the following:

  • Why use Twitter at all?
  • Twitter Cheat Sheet
  • Some Considerations on Following Individuals and Organizations
  • Follow Friday
  • Trending topics
  • Searching
  • Links for Further investigation

I’d also like to mention What The Hashtag? which I use for finding out what different hashtags mean.