Tag: social media


This is a site for those of you who use instagram on you smart devices. Statigram provides detailed statistics on your instagram gallery from who your followers are to the best time of the day to post for maximum likes.

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are your messages inducing stress?

In a TOTD extra, we’ve just heard about a University of Portsmouth app that tags your incoming messages before you read them to help you avoid stress: http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2158515/New-phone-app-detect-stress-inducing-messages-user-reads-them.html Let us know whether you think this would help reduce stress or

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Klout is an American based company that provides social media analytics. Sounds a bit dull but what it means in practice is that they can tell you your influence on your social networks. Klout will analysis your influence and give

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Visualizing friendships

A recent survey of 20 cartographic experts from around the world flagged this up as one of their top ten most expertly designed maps. Plotting the link between a Facebook user’s location and that of their  friends reveals a remarkably

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Facebook cover pages

You may be aware that Facebook is moving its users over to the new Timeline view and the University Library has already adopted the new look.  See what you think: http://www.facebook.com/uoplibrary Well done to E for putting together some great

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Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that has, according to press reports, been attracting a great deal of interest and usage is growing. http://pinterest.com/ In comparison to other similar sites, such as Delicious, the focus here is on bookmarking images.

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@RealTimeWWII is the a project undertaken by an Oxford history graduate to livetweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come. It certainly is a fascinating glimpse into

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Jottify is a new space for writers to share, read and sell their work. It’s a very friendly community where budding writers can share their work and even commercialise it by selling  it in ereader format in their store. Jottify

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responding to social media

Not every comment on social media needs to be responded to. How you respond can be as important as responding at all. Here’s a decision tree to help: http://socialmediainfluence.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Crisis-decision-tree-FINAL.jpg from: http://socialmediainfluence.com/2011/10/27/infographic-the-social-media-crisis-communications-decision-tree/ (there’s also a PDF version) and some further commentary from:

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1000 addenda

OK, we’ve had complaints already that we didn’t includ ‘Hats of Meat’ our most controversial post right back in the early days that nearly had the blog shut down!  Of course, since then Lady Gaga has made us look quite

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