Sending Tweets: Day Two of #MMJC10DoT

Twitter only allows you to send 280 characters, which doesn’t seem much. But that is not all. It used to be only 140 characters, and the vast majority of Tweets still are closer to the 140-character length than longer. It’s difficult to say something meaningful in such a short amount of text. But that doesn’t […]

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Retweeting: Day Six of #MMJC10DoT

You’ve send a few tweets over the last five lessons – hopefully you’ve found plenty in your everyday routine which would be of interest to others, whether they are your student colleagues, peers in your field, other professions within or beyond. But it really would be hard work to generate all the material yourself to feed your […]

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Managing Information: Day Nine of #MMJC10DoT

If you’re choosing who to follow effectively, then your Twitter feed should be full of interesting tweets and links to webpages etc which you might want to follow up on. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, lose track of it all, miss things and mislay things! Twitter itself has a few features which can help you […]

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Setting up your profile: Day One of #MMJC10DoT

Welcome to Twitter, and to #MMJC10DoT To start off with, you’ll need to sign up to Twitter. You can see people’s tweets without an account, by viewing their profile or by searching for a keyword, as it’s a very public social media channel. Without an account, though, you won’t be able to join in the conversation, and that’s […]

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Hashtags: Day Seven of #MMJC10DoT

Hashtags (using the # symbol) is where Twitter really gets interesting. Today is therefore a little more complex than usual, apologies! The hashtag is, like the @message, a feature that was developed by users of Twitter, and was taken up and integrated by the platform as it was so useful. Basically, the hashtag is a […]

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Internet vs Web vs Deep Web vs Darkness

This may be  helpful when we talk about how the search engines work on Wednesday! Internet: the physical connections between computers Web: a protocol (software) that shows the interconnected pages on the Internet one trillion page (5%) Deep Web: huge portions of the web that Google can’t see (includes dynamic content such as your FB […]

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10 free tools for infographics

I’m reposting this because there is a useful listing of tools over at the Creative Bloq for creating infographics. (I think Piktochart is the easiest to use for the infographic assignment, but there’s other options. Also, there’s a link to Canva, which Keith mentioned there.) I’m fairly impressed by Piktochart for more complex infographics, and Easel.ly is a nice tool for simple […]

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Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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