Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Social Networking

December 4, 2012

Today we’re hosting librarians from around the country and talking about engaging with students.  TOTD are on stage looking at social networking, so we thought it would be a good moment to rehearse the places you can find us and why you might want to:

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/#!/uoplibrary

The Library’s Facebook page keep you up-to-date, offers links to help, and even answers enquiries.  If you’re on Facebook, try liking us!

Google+

https://plus.google.com/105160925780437322815#105160925780437322815/posts

Our Google+ stream is a way of keeping up with the Library happenings.    Use it for up-to-the minute news, to catch our mini-competitions, or even to ask enquiries.  Join our circles!

Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/uoplib/

Collections of photos – some to do with the Library, some that are fun from around the web.  See what we’re up or see what we’re interested in!

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/uoplibrary

The Library’s Twitter feed is a great way of keeping up with goings-on via Twitter.  Use it for up-to-the minute news, to catch our mini-competitions, or even to ask enquiries.  Follow us!

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/uoplibrary

Introductory and ‘how to’ videos to give you a taste of the Library.

and of course the one you already know about!

Thing of the Day

https://reden.wordpress.com

This is a blog rounding up bizarre, interesting and sometimes even useful things we find on the internet.  Send in a contribution via totd@port.ac.uk

 

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Statigram

June 22, 2012

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. It is also a great web browser for instagram allowing you to view instagram content on your computer and like and post comments.

So if you want to increase your followers and maximise your likes then this is great site. Just love looking at beautiful images? Then this is also the site for you!

http://statigr.am/viewer.php

Klout

April 25, 2012

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 you a score between 1 and 100 based on how influential you are. This is apparently based on ‘your ability to drive action’ – not sure what this means but we think it means getting people to engage with the content you create. Klout isn’t for everyone but if you’re using social networks to promote yourself or your business or you want to see what impact your views are having in the wider world then you may want to know what Klout you have!

http://klout.com/home

responding to social media

November 12, 2011

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: http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/should-you-respond-to-comments-on-your.html

 

Social media search engines

April 8, 2011

Library staff had an opportunity this week to hear a talk by Karen Blakeman from RBA Information Services at which she talked about some alternatives to Google. Among these were some search engines for social media. She recommended this presentation, which covers some of the best.

http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley/onlinemasterclass-final

more infographics

March 30, 2011

After last Thursday’s Twitter and Facebook infographics, TOTD has been on the hunt for data relating to Twitter age usage and found these rather delightful examples of visual presentations of information:

http://blog.kissmetrics.com/social-media-by-demographic/?wide=1

http://www.digitalsurgeons.com/facebook-vs-twitter-infographic/

both of which are pointed to by this: http://www.liberatemedia.com/blog/which-age-ranges-are-the-most-prolific-users-of-social-networks/ which has its own graphic as well.