44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros | Social Media Examiner #socialmedia

Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing? Do you want new tools to simplify your marketing tasks? We asked a group of social media pros for the hottest social media tools they use today. Check out these social media tools to see if they’re a good fit for you! READ MORE:  44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros | Social Media Examiner

News: Education & Technology, Librarianship

Education & Technology

Twitter had its IPO today. Twitter’s Strong IPO Leaves The Company More Richly Valued On A Per-User Basis Than Facebook At Its Debut | TechCrunch. You may also like: Post-Twitter IPO: Time to fret about a new tech bubble? | CNET and 14 Moments That Defined Twitter | FastCompany

Did your Adobe password leak? Now you and 150m others can check | theguardian
Leak is 20 times worse than the company initially revealed, and could put huge numbers of peoples’ online lives at risk. Direct link to the Adobe leaked credentials checker.

How Pinterest Plans to Woo the Rest of the Internet | FastCompany
Unlike social media platforms like Twitter that capture the here and now, Pinterest is for dreaming of what’s ahead, says CEO Ben Silbermann…“People use Pinterest every day to get ready for and excited about something in their future–what they’re going to make for dinner, what they’re going to teach their classroom of students. If we can create a set of connections between things that they’re interested in, we can help them plan for that future.”


11 Weird Internet Sites, Encyclopedic Site for Game Consoles, 17 Design Inspiration Sites, Newbie YouTube Guide, Pinterest Ads

Gizmodo spotlights 11 of the Weirdest Sites on the Internet, submitted by followers.

This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design | Kotaku. The Wikipedia contributor behind the site, Evan Amos, wants to establish a free, online museum based on his collection.

Developers suggest 17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration | Mashable.

New to YouTube? Take a look at The Beginner’s Guide to YouTube | Mashable.

Here’s What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like | AllThingsD

Bing partners with Pinterest to add image collections to search results | Engadget

It’s no secret that Bing has been waging an uphill battle to stay relevant, and now, Microsoft is hoping that its partnership with Pinterest will be enough to win you over. The Bing team’s latest effort combines its own search results with a new feature: image collections, a supplement that presents related Pinterest boards to the right of your main results.

Read: Bing partners with Pinterest to add image collections to search results  | Engadget.

Bing Pinterest

‘Teachers on Pinterest’ Offers Education-Based Inspiration | PCMag.com

[T]his week announced a new effortto support “a community of creative, inspiring and hard-working people who make a difference to millions of kids everyday” — teachers.

A number of elementary school educators have already joined the fray, partnering on the launch of Teachers on Pinterest, where teachers can find everything from lesson plans for different grades to classroom decorating ideas.

Pinterest is also working with the online educators’ resource Edutopia to continue building the website’s education-focused community.

See the full story: ‘Teachers on Pinterest’ Offers Education-Based Inspiration | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.


Amazon Experiments With Its Own Take On Pinterest Called “Amazon Collections” | TechCrunch

Amazon has quietly launched its own direct challenger to Pinterest with the debut of a feature called “Amazon Collections.”

via Amazon Experiments With Its Own Take On Pinterest Called “Amazon Collections” | TechCrunch.

Amazon Collections

14 Pinterest Doppelgängers for Visual Inspiration | Mashable

14 Pinterest Doppelgängers for Visual Inspiration | Mashable

The article reviews:

  1. Foodgawker
  2. Dribble
  3. Notcouture
  4. Svpply
  5. Designspiration
  6. Dwellinggawker
  7. Behance
  8. Liqurious
  9. Notventures
  10. The Book Cover Archive
  11. Editorial Design Served
  12. Fonts in Use
  13. Baubauhaus
  14. siteInspire

GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Mixed Links on Visual/Digital Resources & Services

The Pottermore Shop is open for purchase of Harry Potter eBooks. Unfortunately it looks like the eBooks are not available in Canada yet but the digital audio books are. The eBooks are DRM free. For more details see this announcement from Publisher’s WeeklyCheckouts from OverDrive start Thursday (?US only).
I ran across the Ogilvy Notes from SXSW 2012. These graphics are pretty cool and visually summarize a wide range of topics such as Digital Debauchery with Anthony Bourdain, Surviving Technology and Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think. Communication using visual imagery always seems to have more of an impact and is very effective for technology related topics.
Continuing with the visual imagery theme, here is a post investigating the 20 Great Ways Libraries are Using Pinterest.
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Digital Archive goes live with help from Google (PCMage article).  Also, from earlier this month the Albert Einstein Archives Online is now available.
A post from SU Information Space commenting on why LIS students should care about the Digital Public Library of America project.
A new Timeline tool is now available for everyone that pulls in media from different sources such as YouTube, Twitter, flickr, etc. Here is a post from Mashable highlighting this new tool.
Did you know there are over 100 different tools and resources available about infographics and data visualization? Here is the list.

Information Space: Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board!

Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board!.