Social Media

Facebook Is It Worth Our Time?

Multiple friends posted this article, “Studay Raises Doubts About Effectiveness of Facebook as Outreach Tool for Academic Libraries” ironically on their Facebook accounts.  The study, in the current issue of D-Lib Magazine, by Michalis Gerolimos, examined 3,513 posts on the Facebook…

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research

Daniel Hooker posted some nice slides on Using Social Media to Advance Your Research that he presented to a group of PhDs and post-docs at the UBC Faculty of Medicine.  I gave a similar presentation to World Health Interest Group at…

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What Is Important in Social Media?

I will be giving a quick 20 minute presentation on social media next week.  I pretty much have the bulk of the presentation together it is just a matter of editing the slides and fine tuning.  However, I thought it…

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The End of Social Media 1.0?

Brian Solis wrote an interesting post, “The End of Social Media 1.0,” describing a shift in the social media landscape to value added social media.  He says people are still embracing social networks but competition for their eyes and their loyalty…

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Letter to the Editor or Respond With a Blog Post

Many people have lamented on how long it often takes to get an article, comment or letter published in a journal.  The time delay is most often seen when the author is writing about a new technology that was new…

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Doctor’s Going Digital

My husband fowarded me this interesting graphic. ++ Click to Enlarge Image ++ Image Source: Spina Bifida Info.com   Some of my thoughts on the graphic: 63% of doctors are using mobile devices that aren’t connected to their practice! 79%…

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Adding Google+ Features to Your Blog

I knew it was only a matter of time before the widget makers would make a widget for blogs that would add Google+ features to blog software.  I have not added the features myself.  I have been testing off and…

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More on G+

I am on Google+ and I am not sure if I like it.  I am sporadically kicking the tires, testing it out.  Here are some reasons I like it: I like having everything Google together.  Iam not sure if I…

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Google+

Last week while I was on vacation Google+ seemed to have exploded on the social networking scene.  This also just happened to be the first almost entirely Internet free vacation I had in a looong time.  I was on a Caribbean…

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Friday Fun: Facebook and Twitter IRL

What we do online is normal to us, when we are online.  Take our online activities, sayings, and behavior and move that to every day non-online life and all of a sudden showing your marital status to people and following…

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