April 23, 2014

Twitter User? New Guide Offers Excellent Advice About Making Twitter Accounts as Secure as Possible

We love pointing to the work of Martin Brinkmann on infoDOCKET. His reference guides are always succinct, easy for all to understand, and loaded with tons of useful tips, tools, and suggestions. Today, Brinkmann has posted, “The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Twitter Account” on his gHacks blog. It goes without saying that helping others […]

The Library of Congress Posts Update and Releases Report About What’s Going On With Their Twitter Archive

Update Digital Preservation expert and Founder of LOCKSS, Dr. David Rosenthal offer some analysis of the amount of data the archive contains. Hat Tip: @lorcand — The Library of Congress is out with a blog post and white paper (embedded below) that provides info about the complete archive of  tweets that Twitter donated to The […]

Just Released Report from Pew Internet: Twitter Use 2012

From the Report’s Overview: As of February 2012, some 15% of online adults use Twitter, and 8% do so on a typical day. Overall Twitter adoption remains steady, as the 15% of online adults who use Twitter is similar to the 13% of such adults who did so in May 2011. At the same time, […]

LA Times: Some Teens Aren’t Liking Facebook as Much As Older Users

From the Los Angeles Times: With more than 900 million users, Facebook remains the most popular online hangout. But some young people are turning their attention elsewhere. They are checking out new mobile apps, hanging out on Tumblr and Twitter, and sending plain-old text messages from their phones. Their goal is to hook up with […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Twitter’s Discovery Tab Enhanced, More “Social Context” to Posts Added

From the Twitter Blog: The Discover tab makes it easy to discover information that matters to you without having to follow additional accounts. Starting today, the Discover tab will begin to surface content that is even more personalized and meaningful to you. We’ve incorporated additional personalization signals to select Discover stories, including Tweets that are […]

Research and Info Literacy Skills: "Spike Lee Latest Celeb to Practice Reckless Tweeting"

From MSNBC: Spike Lee wasn’t the first to retweet the erroneous address on Twitter blindly accepted by many as that of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month. But the filmmaker’s message — sent last week to his 240,000 Twitter followers — was the most viral. From The Orlando Sentinel: […]

New Article Looks at Social Media as a Promotion, Development, and Delivery Tool at the National Library of Australia

Title Trove: the Terrors and Triumphs of Service-Based Social Media Authors Alison Dellit, Business Architect National Library of Australia Sarah Schindeler, Reference Librarian National Library of Australia Source National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 2012 Abstract The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery […]

New Article: "What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data"

Title What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data Authors Heather Small Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles Kristine Kasianovitz Government Information Librarian International, State and Local Documents Stanford University Ronald Blanford and Ina Celaya Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University […]