Posts tagged ‘presentation’

Twitter Session in Second Life

Thanks to everyone who attended the session on Twitter in Second Life at the Info Island International’s Open Air Auditorium on May 20, 2008. My twitter account is http://www.twitter.com/infogdss29

Slides are posted online:

Links are at http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/twitter

The handout content (from the Twitter notecard) follows:
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a microblogging application for text that encourages members to answer the question, “What are you doing now?” by posting a text message to their Twitter website at http://www.twitter.com. Similar to an away messages, members post what they are currently doing, reading, viewing, listening to, etc. Posting can be done via web, phone, browser search box or instant message.

Similar websites include Dodgeball, Jaiku, MoodMill, NowThen and Squawk.

Words to Know
Twit: someone who uses Twitter
Tweeting: the practice of using Twitter

What makes Twitter Web 2.0?
• Convergence
• Mobility
• User participation

What makes Twitter Social Software?

Friending! Members can elect to follow friends, so that their friends messages appear interspersed with their own. Conversations – and networking — often evolve. Updates from friends may be received on your preferred platform.

How can librarians and libraries use Twitter?

• Post reference questions (answers optional!)
• Note books to read, websites to visit, media to consume
• Keep in touch with friends and colleagues
• Conference and workshop microblogging

Sign up!

  1. Go to http://www.twitter.com
  2. Click Join for Free” to get to the Create a Free Account screen
  3. Complete:
    • Username
    • Password
    • Confirm Password
    • Email Address
    • Character recognition
  4. Click “I accept. Create my account”

Library & Librarian Twits:

• Andrea Mercado – andreamercado
• Karen Schnieder – kgs


• Linda Braun – lbraun2000
• Michael Stephens – mstephens
• Meredith Farkas – librarianmer
• Steven Cohen – stevencohen
• ADA Community Library, Boise ID – adalib
• ALA – alaannual2007
• Cleveland Public Library – Cleveland_PL
• Lunar & Planetary Institute Library – LPI_Library
• UIUC Undergrad – askundergrad
• YALSA – yalsa

Resources:
Thompson, Clive. “Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense.” Wired vol 15 no 7 June 26, 2007.
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-07/st_thompson/.

Hamilton, Anita. “Why Everyone’s Talking About Twitter.” Time.
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1603637,00.html/.

“Internet Slang Phrases.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_slang_phrases/.

Terraminds. http://terraminds.com/twitter/.
A Twitter search application

TinyURL http://www.tinyurl.com/.
Makes long web addresses short!

TwitDir. http://twitdir.com/.
Twitter search application.

Twitter. LibSuccess. http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Twitter.

SL TWEETS
Get a copy of the SL Tweets HUD for L$1 at SL Exchange! (may require setting up an account and depositing Lindens!).
http://www.slexchange.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=214648

SLTweets understands the following commands:
(note: my Tweet HUD works on the channel 123; yours may be different!)

  • /<code> setup <username> <password>’ – Register and store your Twitter Username and Password
  • ‘/123 help’ – Get this help
  • ‘/123 reset reset’ – Resets the SLTweets hud clearing all settings
  • ‘/123 user’ – Display stored Username
  • ‘/123 usersite’ – Visit the SLTweets.com Users Web Site
  • ‘/123 channel <channel>’ – Change the command channel
  • ‘/123 show|hide’ – Show or hide the HUD completely
  • ‘/123 post <message>’ – Post your message to Twitter.com
  • ‘/123 note <note>’ – Store note for current location
  • ‘/123 tag <tag,tag,tag>’ – Store tags for current location
  • ‘/123 search <criteria>’ – Search your tweets, notes and tags on SLTweets.Com

To record your location:

  1. Click on your map
  2. Click “Copy SLURL to clipboard”
  3. Paste into your tweet post

A SLURL looks like this:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/SIM/X/Y/Z
where SIM = the name of the sim, and X, Y and Z are numerical coordinates:
example: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/96/84/33

Please note that if you click on a SLURL to teleport, you must launch Second Life, then open your map, where the region and coordinates will be filled into automatically, and then click to teleport.

May 20, 2008 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Game On! Gaming at the Library

Thank you to the Brantford (Ontario) Public Library for hosting me at a youth services cooperative workshop on May 16, 2008.

Slides from the presentation are online at:

Links are at:

http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/brantford

EDIT: Find the following handouts online at http://informationgoddess.info/formsfliers.html

  • About DDR
  • DDR Solutions, a comparison chart of dance pads
  • Gaming Bibliography
  • Gaming Glossary
  • Reader’s Advisory to Gamers
  • Sample Permission Slip
  • Sample Photo Release for gaming programs
  • Sample Poster

May 16, 2008 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Creative Writing Programs for Youth

Thanks to those who attended the Creative Writing Programs for Youth session at Metrowest MA Regional Library System on Thursday April 3.

Slides:

Links are at:
http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/writing

April 5, 2008 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment


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