Reining in interest is sort of going OK, as I have been largely sunk in MOOCery and refining my research interests for a couple of months. Librarians are prone to being generalists, and I often feel envious of people who have a clear focus. Working on sharpening mine a bit more. Related to MOOCs is [...]
Update, 8 March: report from #DR2 At SMWCPH @fiwa presented the results from his research on the science of virality, looking at what makes a story popular on social media (see also article in Journalisten). The results on Facebook, where the overwhelming majority of Danish #socme action takes place, were dominated by tabloid stories – [...]
Last December I wrote a post on tracking Twitter chats. What’s happened since?
I’m yet to find a chat which hits my personal Venn diagram, so I tend to lurk and curate, rather than participate. Over on my CPD blog there are posts on #nsmnss chats (highlighted in the latest #nsmnss Storify) and on MyCMgr’s innovative combined Twitter chat and Google+ hangout – see Synchronised tweeting and Community management and startups.
Updates: Why every startup founder needs to be a community manager | What matters most Strawberryj.am, a nice little website which let you extract links from a Twitter account or hashtag, has just been spread on its last scone…it’s not the first handy tool I’ve used to vanish, and while there’s often another one just around [...]
Update, 14 August: a post-Olympics chat was held by #commschat on 13 August, highlighting some interesting findings by Opinium Research about the perception of brands (and government promises) before, during and after #london2012, plus Sociagility’s Olympics Tracker dashboard, measuring the social media activity around sponsoring brands. My Community Manager, a US community management resource in the social [...]
Update, 22 March 2013: the new Hvidovre website is here – I’m pretty underwhelmed. Looks optimised for mobile. Clearly a lot better than it was, but so dull. Plus no mention of social media at all, or reason to come back. See the list of subsites for a prime example of the utilitarian approach. Velkommen til et nyt [...]
February was a non-event tracking wise as I’ve been busy with other things. Time to draw a line under it! The use of social media in higher education was highlighted by #dr12vitae, or Digital Researcher 2012, on 20 February - topnotch coverage from four sessions looking at the stages of the academic knowledge cycle now filed away [...]
I’m updating myself in the broad ‘communities’ area as part of some background work for an upcoming job and have set up a communities Twitter list. Two hashtags keep popping up, so it’s time to take a closer look. #assnchat and #cmgrchat are hugely popular US based chats not best timed for me to participate. [...]
Since I’ve been on Twitter as well as tracking events I’ve been tracking several Twitter chats, usually flagged up by someone in my stream. Twitter chats can be defined as pre-organised times to tweet on pre-organised hashtags, and are a good way of expanding your network as well as honing your Twitter skills. A Twitter chat Google spreadsheet exists, [...]
#fredagsbog (#fridayreads in English speaking countries) is not so much a chat as a meme, with people sending a tweet about what they are reading. In Denmark it is efficiently managed by publisher Gyldendal, who send out prizes and run ISBN Bingo. The Danish version has had a lot of positive media coverage – an article in K Forum on [...]