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"May Be An Image": What It's Like Browsing Instagram While Blind

A fascinating and information-rich read, this feature from Kait Sanchez at The Verge provides readers a glimpse of what it is like to browse Instagram and other visually dense social media platforms as a blind or visually impaired person. Raising a variety of critical issues, the article goes into depth about the topic and links to a number of valuable resources that help showcase and illustrate...
A Scientist's Guide to Social Media

Social media allows scientists to connect across the globe and across disciplines, share research, discuss innovative ideas, find opportunities, and offer moral support in the form of memes, but the fluid social media landscape can be intimidating and overwhelming for the uninitiated. Scientists and academics looking for an entry point into social media will appreciate this handy PDF guide...
Department of Defense Social Media Hub

What does the world of social media mean to the Department of Defense? Quite a bit, as it turns out. The growth of online social-networking devices and other related technologies offers great possibilities for communicating with the global public, but there are also "real risks to personal and network security." This site brings together helpful content related to these matters, including best...

If you're looking to create a visually compelling and interactive timeline with little fuss, Dipity might be worth a look. With Dipity, visitors can create their own timeline, and populate it with photos, video clips, text, and other items. The mission of Dipity is "to organize the web's content by date and time", and it is well suited for use by journalists, government organizations, teachers,...

For people with a wide range of social media responsibilities, HootSuite is a great way to stay connected. HootSuite allows individuals and business teams to coordinate social media connections with their easy-to-use interface that includes scheduled updates, one-click message dissemination, and smart-phone capabilities. The basic (and free) option allows for use of two RSS feeds, five social...
If This Then That

If This Then That (IFTTT) is an innovative web-based service that helps users easily and automatically facilitate numerous computerized tasks. The service operates on the premise of user-initiated "recipes" - a combination of two "channels," or services. Readers simply enter a "trigger channel" and an "action channel" to create a recipe. Each time the trigger occurs, the action follows. For...
In the world of social media, Jane Austen has a new group of devotees

Was Jane Austin Edited? Does it Matter? Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts The Republic of Pemberley Austenbook The Jane Austen Society of North America Since the earliest days of...

Who's checking out your Twitter feed? And how often are you being retweeted? These answers and much more are provided for users who take the time to look over Klear. Visitors can type in their Twitter handle on this site and within a minute or two they can learn about their most commonly used words or phrases, top followers, replies, photos, and various check-ins. This version is compatible with...

Originally featured in the 08-16-2019 Scout Report, Later began as a tool to schedule posts on social media. Since it was last highlighted, Later has added additional features that make it a multifunctional marketing tool for brands. A new feature helps social media branders find and share user-generated content. Later also now gathers and analyzes Instagram analytics, which users can view and...

Professor David Bressoud teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and he is a former president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It is fitting that he writes a monthly column for the MAA and given his own research interests, it is appropriate that it deals with studies of mathematics pedagogy and related subjects. Visitors can look through each month's column and they...
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