Teens and Social Media: Infographic
Teens and Social Media: Infographic
“Earlier this month, a key moment in smartphone Internet use passed most of us by…as the title suggests, more people use smartphones than laptops for getting online in the UK – a trend that is sure to be mirrored across the world sooner or later.
Ofcom made the announcement, in which a few key highlights include:
“Maybe you’re planning your reading material for a flight, or maybe you just want an idea of how long it’ll take to get through your reading list. Whatever the scenario, How Long to Read This tells you how long it takes to read any book.
You can look up over 12 million books (all of the popular titles are in there), and the site will give you details on how many pages it is, how many words it is, and what it’s about. Just enter your book, and you’ll take a quick reading test. This test offers an idea of how many words per minute you read, and based on that number, the site then tells you approximately how long it will take you to read that particular book.
Of course, this estimate is just based on the simple test you’re presented with, so it doesn’t account for distractions or rereading certain paragraphs to retain the information. It’s not exact, but it’s a good approximation. Give it a try at the link below.
Libraries are for Making
This is a great story of what can happen at my LIS school (iSchool @ Toronto). It shows that a motivated student can assemble a team with the assistance of great professors and the Dean and alliances with other faculties and make a difference for himself, show the role of librarians in the research and application phases and build something that will make a difference in people’s lives.
Awesome story – congratulations MLS student Tom Garside, Professor Matt Ratto and Dean Seamus Ross.
Powered Leg Device Project Off On The Right Foot
“Through a student’s resourcefulness and motivation to walk better, the iSchool laid the foundation—and the result could have worldwide implications.
Robotic exoskeletons, which are worn by human beings to augment their strength and endurance, have long been a staple of futuristic science fiction stories. But such devices no longer exist only in the imagination.
Over the past two years, Master of Information student, Thomas (Tom) Garside, has been the subject of a University of Toronto collaboration to bring wearable, powered assistive technology out of the realm of science fiction, and into the everyday lives of people with compromised mobility.
A full time Master of Information student concentrating on CIPS (Critical Information Policy Studies) and KMIM (Knowledge Management), Tom has limited mobility due to cerebral palsy. Typically, he gets around using a cane, manual wheelchair, or motorized scooter.”
Snippet: “Here is a template for spending just 10 minutes a day marketing on Twitter, so you can free up your time.
Minute 1. Log on to Twitter. Check your notifications tab and respond to anyone who @mentioned you since your last 10 minute session. (Optional) Thank your followers for retweets and favorites.
Minutes 2-3. Write 2 to 5 evergreen tweets to be tweeted today.
Minute 4-6. Log on to HootSuite, TweetDeck, Buffer or a scheduling tool of your choice. Schedule the tweets you’ve just written throughout the day, either using a schedule created by your chosen tool or based on your own audience insights.
Minute 7-8. Browse your Twitter lists (which you have created in advance) for influencers, brand advocates, industry-related and other accounts to retweet and reply to. Aim for 2-3 interactions generated from your lists each day.
Minute 9-10. Using Twitter’s advanced search or a saved search from previous sessions, search for keywords related to your industry or target audience. Follow 10 accounts that use these keywords.
This schedule will keep your Twitter account active, and will allow for growth over time. However, it does need a few key items in place for it to work:
All of which need to be created outside these 10 minutes per day. It’s also a good idea to periodically unfollow accounts that either do not follow you back or have little strategic value.”
Data Never Sleeps: INFOGRAPHIC