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Reflections on a Twitter Discussion About ORCID

Posted on 8 Sep 2015

“Can’t Get Excited About ORCID” On Friday (4 September 2015) I took part in an interesting discussion about ORCID which began when I came across the following tweet which provided a link to an interesting post about ORCID, a standard for IDs for researchers: Why I’m not jumping on the ORCID bandwagon https://biomickwatson.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/why-im-not-jumping-on-the-orcid-bandwagon/ … in which I […]

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Using Twitter to Meet New People on the Way to Conferences

Posted on 22 Sep 2014

Travelling to a Project Meeting Last week I attended a #LACEproject consortium meeting in Graz, Austria. The LACE project, which is funded by the EU, is “bringing together key European players in the field of learning analytics (LA) and educational data mining (EDM) in order to support the development of communities of practice and share emerging best practice“. The consortium […]

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The Launch of Twitter’s Analytics Service and Thoughts on Free Alternatives

Posted on 1 Sep 2014

The Launch of Twitter’s Analytics Service It was via a tweet I received last week when I first heard the news about the public launch of Twitter’s analytics service: Today, @Twitter opened its analytics platform to the public https://digiphile.wordpress.com/… TLDR: Images get more engagement pic.twitter.com/02Qj66mQdp This tweet was of particular interest as it not only provided […]

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Reshaping my Twitter Network

Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Managing One’s Personal Learning Network Pruning My Twitter Network In the autumn I took part in the Hyperlinked Library MOOC. One of the assignments was to develop plans for use of an Online Professional Learning Network (OPLN). The specific requirements included developing a Network Maintenance Plan: This will provide answers to questions such as: How will you maintain your online […]

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“Interesting!” – The Value of Twitter Direct Messages for Researchers

Posted on 22 Nov 2013

Responding to a Google Alert Earlier today I received a Google Scholar Alert informing me that Google had found new papers which cited my research publications. Of particular interest to me was the alert which informed me of a citation which had been published in a book. The book is entitled Computer Systems Experiences of Users […]

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Twitter Archives for the #ILI2013 Conference

Posted on 18 Oct 2013

The Value of Twitter Archives for Event Hashtags Yesterday I summarised the workshop on Future Technologies which Tony Hirst and myself facilitated at the ILI 2013 conference. But although the post provided details of the talks we gave and the exercises we set, we didn’t provide much information about the discussions which took place. Some […]

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Twitter Announces Vine. But How Could Higher Education Use 6-second long Videos?

Posted on 25 Jan 2013

Sharing Brief Video Clips on Twitter Yesterday Twitter announced Vine: A new way to share video. As described in a TechCrunch article “[Vine] integrates with Twitter in the same way that Instagram does, except that Vine never turned off permissions randomly, meaning that Vine videos can be embedded directly in tweets, showing up in followers’ streams“. […]

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Performance Analytics: Twitter, 20Feet and Crowdbooster

Posted on 14 Dec 2012

CETIS Series of Analytics Briefing Papers Adam Cooper, CETIS Director, recently published a post in which he tried to answer the question What does “Analytics” Mean? (or is it just another vacuuous buzz word?). In the post Adam asks the question: But is analytics like cloud computing, is the word itself useful? Can a useful and […]

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Twitter

Posted on 24 Aug 2012

The following posts have been published on the UK Web Focus on areas relating to Twitter. Summary: In 7 posts published between December 2009 and August 2012 examples of the benefits of Twitter are provided. #uklibchat, #ECRchat, #PhDchat, #Socialchat and Other Tweetchats, 21 August 2012 This post describes what a Tweetchat is and provides examples of […]

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Social Analytics for Institutional Twitter Accounts Provided by the 24 Russell Group Universities

Posted on 3 Aug 2012

Background In June 2011 a survey was published on Social Analytics for Russell Group University Twitter Accounts. The survey built on a previous survey of Institutional Use of Twitter by Russell Group Universities published in January 2011. That survey provided a snapshot of institutional use of Twitter across the twenty Russell Group Universities based on the […]

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Using RebelMouse to Summarise How You Use Twitter

Posted on 31 Jul 2012

Back in February 2011 I asked Who Needs Murdoch – I’ve Got Smartr, My Own Personalised Daily Newspaper! I was a fan of the Smartr app which provided a personalised newspaper based on the content of links tweeted by people I followed on Twitter or on Twitter lists I had created. Despite the fact that Smartr no longer […]

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Twitter Analysis: Can #bathopenday Learn from #IWMW12?

Posted on 21 Jun 2012

In the final session at UKOLN’s IWMW 2012 event which finished yesterday I suggested that the community analysis techniques which Tony Hirst and Martin Hawksey were applying to the #IWMW12 tweets might be useful in institutional contexts. “Suppose your University is having an Open Day” I suggested “and you promoted a Twitter hashtag which could […]

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How Bottlenose Can Help Turn Twitter into a High Signal Channel

Posted on 14 May 2012

  Reviewing Bottlenose On Saturday I discovered the Bottlenose service and quickly realised how it can enhance my Twitter, Facebook and other channels to enable me to quickly find content of interest to me. Within a few minutes of using the service I found myself agreeing with Mashable that “Bottlenose is a Game Changer for Social […]

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Twitter Archiving Using Twapper Keeper: Technical and Policy Challenges

Posted on 30 Apr 2012

Title: Twitter Archiving Using Twapper Keeper: Technical and Policy Challenges Authors: Kelly, B., Hawksey, M., O’Brien, J. Guy, M. and Rowe, M. Conference:  iPRES 2010, 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. Vienna, Austria. 19-24 Sept, 2010. Citation: Kelly, B., Hawksey, M., O’Brien, J. Guy, M. and Rowe, M. iPRES 2010, 7th International Conference on Preservation […]

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Five Years of Using Twitter – Is It Becoming As Essential as Email?

Posted on 14 Mar 2012

  After Five Years of Using Twitter, It Is Now Embedded For Me Five years ago today, acccording to TWbirthay, I created my Twitter account. And via the MyFirstTweet service I was able to rediscover what I said on that momentous occasion. Rather disappointingly it was: Filling in my expenses forms, after trip to JISC […]

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Twitterers Do It In Bed!

Posted on 10 Mar 2012

This morning I ‘met’ @dboudreau and chatted with him about web accessibility conferences. I also came across a tweet which linked to a blog post from John Foliot about the recent CSUN 12 conference. After reading the post I noticed that his comments about the need for accessibility advocates to be willing to discard the view that […]

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Twitter? It’s Better Than The Most Things (According to Sturgeon)

Posted on 2 Feb 2012

Early this morning I came across a tweet which announced: Academic study – Most tweets are useless http://j.mp/xf85VN The tweet provided a link to an article published in MacWorld which described how: Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found that even though Twitter users follow who they want […]

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Learning From Shared Twitter Links (Before Trunk.ly’s Demise)

Posted on 9 Jan 2012

The Forthcoming Demise of Trunk.ly On 19th February 2011 I signed up for the trunk.ly service.  The email I received which confirmed my registration summarised the features of this service: Trunk.ly indexes the full web page that all your links point to. Just search and find, no need to worry about tagging or summarizing content. If […]

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Isn’t #Sherlock Great! (TV & a ‘Second Screen’ For the Twitter Generation)

Posted on 8 Jan 2012

A Scandal in Belgravia Wasn’t last week’s episode of Sherlock (“A Scandal in Belgravia“) great! I thought so and when I looked at my Twitter stream last Sunday night it seems that many of the people I follow on Twitter were impressed. too. I then searched Twitter for #sherlock and found the approval of the […]

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Facebook and Twitter as Infrastructure for Dissemination of Research Papers (and More)

Posted on 4 Jan 2012

  A tweet from @Wowter (blogger, information specialist and bibliometrician at the Wageningen UR Library) alerted me to the news of the “Free new #SpringerLink mobile app: Access 2,000+ peer-rev. journals, 49,000 books,127,000 #OA articles.http://ow.ly/8gv9W“. I installed the app on my iPod Touch and was interested to note that there were just three ways of sending information about the 2,000+ peer-reviewed […]

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What Twitter Told Us About ILI 2011

Posted on 29 Oct 2011

Thoughts on #ILI2011 As I said to one of the two video bloggers who recorded participants’ thoughts and comments about the Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference, ILI is probably my favourite conference as it provides an opportunity to catch up in developments in the online Library world in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. […]

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Use of Twitter at the SOLO11 Conference

Posted on 4 Sep 2011

SOLO11: the Science Online London Conference On Friday and Saturday, 2-3 September 2011 I attended the Science Online London 2011 event, SOLO11.  This event was launched in 2008 with a focus on science blogging. I attended the second in the series (and published a post entitled The Back Channels for the Science Online 2009 Conference) by […]

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How Twitter Expertise Helps Your Writing and Dissemination

Posted on 1 Jul 2011

The 31st issue of #JISC Inform has just been published.  The editorial describes how the issue features article which “look at how students are taking an active part in their course design and delivery which in turn is increasing their satisfaction levels” and goes on to add that “if you’re reading this edition through your […]

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Social Analytics for Russell Group University Twitter Accounts

Posted on 28 Jun 2011

“Students to get best-buy facts” On a day on which the main headline on the BBC News Web site announces the Government’s Competition Plan For Universities which “could bring more competition between universities and greater powers for students” it would seem timely to publish a survey which makes use of a number of social media […]

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What Twitter Tells Us About The #DevCSI #a11yhack Event

Posted on 23 Jun 2011

The DevCSI #a11yhack Event On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended the DevCSI’s Accessibility Hackdays – A11y hackspace which was described as “A two day workshop bringing accessibility (a11y) users, experts and developers together to hack on ideas, prototypes and mashups, while exploring the challenges in providing usable accessibility“. Unfortunately I arrived late on Tuesday and […]

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Twitter and the #iamspartacus Trend Revisited

Posted on 22 May 2011

Last night I noticed some discussions about the #superinjunction incident on Twitter. I also spotted renewed use of the #iamspartacus tag – the tag which was described on the What the Trend Web site by this summary: People are protesting at the upheld conviction of Tweeter, Paul Chambers, who bemoaned his local airport being closed […]

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Twitter Export Functionality Returns to Twapper Keeper

Posted on 24 Mar 2011

On 17 March Twitter updated the terms of service for use of their APIs: You may export or extract non-programmatic, GUI-driven Twitter Content as a PDF or spreadsheet by using “save as” or similar functionality In light of these changes, as described on the Twapper Keeper blog, John O’Brien, the Twapper Keeper developer has “decided […]

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Institutional Use of Twitter by the 1994 Group of UK Universities

Posted on 22 Feb 2011

A survey of institutional use of Twitter by Russell Group University Web sites was published on 14th January 2011. But are the approaches taken across that sector typical of the UK HE community? In order to observe approaches across a wider group of institutions the survey was repeated across the 1994 Group. This group, which was […]

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Twitter Posts Are Not Private: What are the Implications?

Posted on 9 Feb 2011

The article published on the BBC News Web site yesterday seemed unambiguous: “‘Twitter messages not private’ rules PCC“.  This news item summarised news published by the PCC, the Press Complaints Commission, which ruled that “Material that is published on Twitter should be considered public and can be published“. The context was a complaint by a […]

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Institutional Use of Twitter by Russell Group Universities

Posted on 14 Jan 2011

Previous Surveys of Institutional Use of Twitter Back in July 2009 Liz Azyan published a UK University Twitterleague which listed the number of followers for various official University Twitter accounts. In September 2009 Liz followed this with a List Of UK University Twitter Accounts. In May 2010 Duncan Hull published a post entitled The University […]

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Asynchronous Twitter Discussions Of Video Streams

Posted on 22 Nov 2010

Twitter Captioned Videos Using iTitle Martin Hawksey’s software for using Twitter to provide captions of video continues to improve.  At UKOLN’s IWMW 2010 event we used the iTitle service to mash together videos of the plenary talks with the accompanying Twitter stream. As you can see from, for example, Chris Sexton’s opening talk at the […]

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