November 25, 2014

Overhaul Time: Twitter’s Web Site Getting Faster

From The Telegraph: The overhaul will also prepare the microblogging service for the next generation of web browsers by laying the ground for more interactive features. “This new framework will help us rapidly develop new Twitter features, take advantage of new browser technology, and ultimately provide the best experience to as many people as possible,” […]

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

UK Government Publishes: “Social Media Guidance for Civil Servants”

We know many of you are always on the lookout for examples of how companies, governments, etc. handle the use of social media/social media in the workplace. A week ago the UK government published a 29 page (PDF) document, Social Media Guidance For Civil Servants that might be of interest. Here’s a brief summary of […]

“Wiki-History Shows the Chronology and Conversation Around Wikipedia Edits”

From The Verge: Wikipedia lives and dies by its edits, and the process of adding information to the site is not without controversy. With debates flaring up around most pages dedicated to contentious subject matter, the edit history of the page itself can be a valuable source for points of view that don’t make it […]

Audio: Interview With David Karp, Founder and CEO of Tumblr

From WNYC, New York: The founder and CEO of Tumblr, David Karp, discusses the successful micro-blogging site, Tumblr’s efforts to launch the editorial project “Storyboard,” and other tech news. Direct to Storyboard Project See Also: Tumblr Does Its Own Curating With New Storyboard Project (via Mashable)

Curated Content from Twitter’s Firehose Now Available From Factiva

From the Announcement: The curated Twitter content in Factiva covers 31 industries, including energy, financial services and technology, with a focus on the most influential tweeters from around the globe. The real time content is available via Factiva Snapshot, a business search tool with news dashboards that help businesses to efficiently gather intelligence and identify […]

Fast Facts and Stats About Facebook (May 2012)

As Facebook prepares for its IPO on Friday, Matt Tatham at Experian Hitwise has shared a bunch of fast facts and stats about the social networking powerhouse according to Experian Hitwise Research. Note: These facts/stats are U.S. only and do NOT include mobile access to Facebook. Here’s some of what Matt has shared: Facebook.com received […]

Research Article: Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada

Title Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada Authors Reza Yousefi-Nooraie Maureen Dobbins Melissa Brouwers Patricia Wakefield Source BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:118 From Background and Results Social network analysis is an approach to study the interactions and exchange of resources […]

Research Article: “Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib”

Title Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib Authors Peter Mutschke GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Mark Thamm GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Source WebSci 2012 June 22–24, 2012, Evanston, Illinois, USA (via arXiv) Abstract Online Social Networks usually provide no or limited way to access […]

Wikipedia Kills Page Linking Obama Slogan to Socialist Movement

From The NY Times: After a debate among readers who also cast votes on the issue, the Wikipedia administrator essentially killed the page by having it redirect to the general article on the Obama-Biden presidential campaign; all that is left of the original article is the simple statement: “On April 30, 2012, the campaign announced […]