Flickr

Poster We have been big fans of Flickr, the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering <a href=”/socialweb”>social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. There are some gripes, but on the whole, Flickr is our old-school social web darling. November 2018 news Flickr News 2018 April 2018 …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

Twitter Moments

Buzzwords Twitter Moments are a great way to share stories that unfold over time. Easy to curate and share. Some background: Twitter Moments debuted in September 2016 as a free service that allows curation of favorite tweets as stories or moments. These moments can be promoted from member’s accounts and embedded on other websites. As …

Twitter

Logo In the pantheon of the social web, Twitter allows users to publish short messages of 280 characters of less. Twitterers can post their tweets across platforms and devices, including the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows devices and traditional computers. Our take: Twitter is a global poetry slam. Say something brilliant or quote someone wise. …

Wikipedia Links

Logo Links related to Wikipedia presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines http://www.vice.com/read/a-wikipedian-told-us-how-wikipedia-stays-reliable-in-the-fake-news-era http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/wikipedia-open-access/479364 http://www.avclub.com/article/there-are-surprisingly-few-ads-wikipedias-look-pro-235452 http://www.avclub.com/article/wikipedia-reaches-5-million-articles-entry-about-s-227771 http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/15/wikipedia-view-of-the-world-is-still-written-by-the-west http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/wikipedia-entries-asian-american-art-get-update-edit-thon-n419846 The top-viewed Wikipedia page for every day of 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2907786/How-Indigenous-Australian-one-Wikipedia-s-pages-year-Site-reveals-entry-popular-eight-days-row-knows-why.html http://www.wired.com/2014/12/web-app-visualizes-wikipedia-starry-galaxy-articles https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/11/05/50-hours-of-art-the-museo-soumaya-editathon Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/25/us-congress-banned-editing-wikipedia-trolling http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/academics-continue-flirting-with-a-former-foe-wikipedia/53337 http://www.cnet.com/news/corruption-in-wikiland-paid-pr-scandal-erupts-at-wikipedia The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/09/tech/wikipedia-jimmy-wales-conference …

YouTube

Logo YouTube – https://www.youtube.com –  is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006, on which users can upload, view and share videos. Key Links https://www.youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/new https://www.youtube.com/my_live_events https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions Examples https://www.youtube.com/c/ronmader Core skills (Digital Literacy Quiz) Have you created an account on YouTube? Can you login …

Twitter Links

Logo Links related to Twitter presented in mostly random fashion: Is Twitter down? https://downdetector.com/status/twitter Snapshot: November 2018 How cool would it be to see this open letter used in an image campaign for Vegas? Hey, we can dream. pic.twitter.com/WGGhff4WUV — Vital Vegas (@VitalVegas) November 22, 2018 And then there was one. Popular horsey slot machine, …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Google Local Guides

Logo Google is seeking local guides among the users of Google Maps. Earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places, or verify information …