The Beginner’s Guide to TweetDeck | Mashable

TweetDeck‘s development path might look more like a roller coaster than the typical incline, but it’s for good reason. After Twitter bought the app in 2011, TweetDeck pulled support for various social networks — most recently Facebook — and dropped its mobile apps in order to focus on its core purpose in desktop form: Twitter.

Social media managers and casual tweeters alike can benefit from TweetDeck’s organizational tools, such as customizable columns, multiple account toggling and scheduling. With a modern, clean design and automatically refreshing feeds, TweetDeck’s utility comes in its simplicity and ease in setting up.

Here’s how to get started on TweetDeck. Soon your personal and professional Twitter troubles will be long gone.

Read the guide: The Beginner’s Guide to TweetDeck | Mashable


A Few Twitter Resources for Teachers, Job Hunting, Twitter Management


Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More | KQED

Twitter Resources for Educators | Rich Hubbard | Pinterest

Job Hunting

20 Twitter Resources for Job Hunters | Mashable

How to find job using Twitter | Jarkko Sjöman

Twitter Management

Twitter Guide Book – How To, Tips and Instructions and The Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette from Mashable

3 Free Tools to Manage Who You Follow on Twitter | Mashable
Reviews Manage Flitter, UnTweeps and Tweepi.

Twitter Analytics: A Beginner’s Guide | Search Engine Watch

Spirit for Twitter: Disappearing Act For Your Tweets | Information Space
There’s some new Twitter functionality in town, and this time it’s letting you automatically delete any tweet you want with a little hashtag magic.

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees |

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people. Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.

Exceptional bosses do all of the above–and more. Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But most importantly, they care to an exceptional degree about the people who work for them.

Article discusses the following 10 things:

  1. Autonomy and independence.
  2. Clear expectations.
  3. Meaningful objectives.
  4. A true sense of purpose.
  5. Opportunities to provide significant input.
  6. A real sense of connection.
  7. Reliable consistency.
  8. Private criticism.
  9. Pubic praise.
  10. A chance for a meaningful future.

via 10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees |

Ten (10) portals & 7.77 million views on HLWIKI | The Search Principle

Ten (10) portals & 7.77 million views on HLWIKI | The Search Principle

I have used HLWIKI a number of times throughout my MLIS program. I found the resource extremely useful in researching emerging technologies librarianship, competencies, social media and information technology, sources for health information and other topics. Highly recommend.


Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up :: Tips :: 99U

“When we think about what we are doing in terms of learning and mastering, accepting that we may make some mistakes along the way, we stay motivated despite the setbacks that might occur.”

via Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up :: Tips :: 99U.

LifeHacker | Self-Compassion is More Important to Success than Self-Esteem

“Being proud of your work and showing some self-esteem and confidence will get you a long way in life, but at the office, sometimes it’s the ability to forgive yourself and learn from your mistakes that’s more valuable than pure ego. Self-compassion can help you learn and grow, which is key to succeeding in any career.”

via Self-Compassion is More Important to Success than Self-Esteem at LifeHacker

Original post at Harvard Business Review

The Future Of Mentorship In An Age Of Entrepreneurs | Fast Company

“If mentor-protege relationships have gone the way of the mainframe computer, where does that leave those of us who seek guidance?”

Quotable: “In the last decade, the social networking trend was born. Maintaining your own personal networks is much easier than ever before–even more so, it’s becoming mandatory, as the people who do this well gain a significant advantage. Today, it’s possible to access almost anyone, and that introduces incredible opportunities to build networks that can enable your career. This external board of advisers can offer insight, direction, and introductions. These mentors can make a tremendous impact on your career and your life.”

via The Future Of Mentorship In An Age Of Entrepreneurs | Fast Company.

Fast Company | How To Manage When You Hate Being A Manager

How To Manage When You Hate Being A Manager | Fast Company.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on

My favourite quote: “Stop the madness of the constant group work.”

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on

An Interesting Concept: Reverse Mentoring

Helpful in teaching more senior employees about social media, internal and external communication, motivating young workers and learning about other cultures.

Role reversal: Mentoring from the bottom up – The Globe and Mail.