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8 August 2016

A #SeriousAcademic on social media? Yes, you can…

Being a #SeriousAcademic on social media is a choice – a choice that can be incredibly successful and rewarding. Community-building and communication are all possible – with the right attitude.

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29 May 2014

Instagram – a possible edtech/outreach tool?

Instagram – “… a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever” (Instagram FAQ page).  Do you have an Instagram account?  Odds are, you don’t.  Instagram still struggles to grow significantly as a social media tool among online adults, as documented …

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16 December 2013

Before you Instagram your next museum visit…

Do you snap pictures at museums? You might not be remembering as much about your visit as you could http://t.co/3uiVf2mB39 — Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) December 15, 2013 When I had a film camera (“back in the day”), I was selective about what I took photos of during my travels, and how many photos I took.  The costs of purchasing film and photo processing held me back from snapping photos of …

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27 November 2013

Does social media make your experiences less special?

The title of this post came from a tweet I saw by @SmithsonianMag, which linked to a great post on their blog that answered their own question with “Your Life Experiences Aren’t So Special—Here’s Proof” Thomas Jullian made a 1 min 46 sec video from 852 Instagram images from 852 different people.  If you think you have captured “the” most unique photo of an iconic tourist location – think again.  …

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