Thursday, August 11, 2011

Things I learned on Twitter today

  • New Creaza video editing tool (see posting below)

  • Scroll to bottom of a Wikipedia article to get Wikipedia ratings: Visitors rate an entry on a scale of 1 to 5 on trustworthiness, objectivity, completeness and quality of writing. Article raters have the option of self-identifying as a subject matter expert. Share with your students!

  • Two new features on Twitter: click on the new tab with your @, and you’ll be able to see which of your Tweets are Favorites, plus the latest Retweets (of your Tweets), Tweets directed to you, and your new Followers.   AND  Activity tab. It provides a rich new source of discovery by highlighting the latest Favorites, Retweets, and Follows from the people you follow on Twitter – all in one place.  This doesn't mean that I am giving up my Tweetdeck!

  • Twitter for librarians: a resource guide from Phil Bradley: this includes 43 Twitter search engines you may already know, plus dozens of other resources to get the most out of Twitter.  One that sounds fascinating is: = Twitter + Delicious This site provides a simple bookmarking service. They follow your twitter feed, and whenever a status you tweet or re-tweet contains URLs, they are automatically added to your bookmarks.
  • YALSA's Readers' Choice Booklist-- anyone may nominate a favorite title by filling out a not-so-brief nomination form.
  • National Book Awards accepts 1st interactive eBook submission (waiting to see if they reveal the title)
  • The best tools for creating online slideshows - from Larry Ferlazzo-- Just signed up for Knovio's private beta! Make video presentations from webcam and PowerPoint  -

    Lunch time....ciao!

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