Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Save That Hashtag! – From the Chronicle of Higher Education

We’ve given a a few workshops on live tweeting for conferences and one of the points we emphasize is that Twitter discussions don’t have to be ephemeral. When the conversation is especially vibrant, it’s usually a good idea to collect that conversation somehow. In our workshops, we’ve usually talked about Storify. It’s a good tool when you’re archiving discussions from a relatively short period of time. The tool discussed here is good when you have a hashtag that’s been used for a long time–maybe related to your program or your annual conference and you want to make use of that data. –The Social Mediums. 

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Ulysses Here and Now: Using Twitter to Teach Experimental Literature – From JITP

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Live from Your Palm: Experiments with Using the Periscope Live-Streaming Video App in a Journalism Class– From JITP

When we think about social media, what comes to mind is usually the big platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. But there are many other tools that fall into the category, including apps that let you live-stream. ONe of our jobs as Social Media Fellows is to help groups in our respective programs live-stream events and to plan to make live-streaming a success. We have all the tools that the GC has to take advantage of, though (high quality web cameras, IT staff, etc.). But what can you do with simpler technology like you’re phone? This interesting article from the Graduate Center’s own Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) describes using an app for live-streaming in a journalism class, but it has implications for any kind of streaming you might want to do as part of you research, organizing, etc. — The Social Mediums

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The HLBLL Rotation Curation Experiment

When I created an Instagram account in 2015 for the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, I admit, I didn’t really know what I was doing. Instagram was a fairly unknown platform for me, despite its wide use among Millenials and in our program. Being so different than the two social media platforms we were already using in the program—Facebook and Twitter—proceeding in much the same way as on those was not practical or yielding results, although I tried.

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