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Harnessing the Awesome Power of Social Media

first_imgThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Hi, AleXA time or two we’ve thrown around this big term: generative capacity — a big term, yes, but one that you should not find intimidating.What it means is that all the interaction taking place within online media is churning out insights and knowledge at rates and volumes we couldn’t have imagined even a generation ago.It’s intimidating for countless millions of people, and, no doubt, you’re one of them.Take heart, AleX. These changes present you with a huge opportunity to serve your clients in even better ways. How? By organizing this information to ensure it’s more accessible for your clients. However, to tap into all this power, you’re going to have to master a couple of skills – beginning with curation. Yes, content curation is a big term, but don’t let that term spook you.  It simply means presenting information in ways that your audience will find useful.Aggregation 101:The first step toward curation, AleX, is learning how to take an inventory of all that’s available. Experts have a lofty term for this too — aggregation — but don’t let it intimidate you.   Simply defined, aggregation in this context means collecting online sources of information that your audiences will find useful.There’s a wealth of places to find this information.  You could start with online newspapers and magazines. Blogs and Twitter feeds are good sources too. Bookmarking services such as Delicious and StumbleUpon are good references as well.Google Alerts, which offer a whole array of convenient options to search and filter content, are excellent resources also. Here’s an archived webinar that explains how to get information to come to you using Google Alerts, Creating your own Learning Network.Curation 101:Now we come to the next step summarized by another big word — curation — but don’t let that one throw you either.Within a social media context, curation simply means presenting information in one or more forms that your audiences will find useful.Blogs offer a great way to curate information.  Simplicity is the first rule of thumb.  Keep your blogs short  — ideally, no more longer than 400 words — as well as easy to understand, and to the point.   The subject matter needs to be tightly focused on a simple theme. Break up the text under headers , which make reading a lot easier.For example, a blog may include a brief description of a problem or challenge, a few real-life accounts to support your basic theme, and links to other informative blogs or online newspaper or magazine articles.Capitalizing on What You’re Already DoingWe mentioned bookmarking services as a creative source for collecting — or aggregating — information.  Consider reverse engineering this idea…in other words, use bookmarking services as a way to curate links to your blog.Facebook and Twitter are also excellent places to curate your information. Always remember that your challenge is assuring that your material stands out in the dense news feeds that characterize both Facebook and Twitter.Needless to say, this calls for some creativity. Preface what you post with some attention-grabbers.Adding ValueUnderstand, though, that harnessing the power of social media doesn’t have to be limited to aggregating and curating content.You can harness this power on behalf of your clients simply by helping focus on and refine online discussions, and when the need arises, correcting faulty information.Granted, mastering this skill presents yet another professional challenge, but there is some good news in all of this.  Your professional training and your passion for your job have uniquely equipped you to tap into this awesome power — more important, they have equipped you with the abilities required to help your audiences profit as fully as possible from all this information.So, take heart, AleX. This is part of the “Hi, AleX” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLitcenter_img Author: Jim LangcusterThis article was originally published Monday January 14, 2013 on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img read more

10 months agoTrippier insists Spurs remain title challengers

first_imgTrippier insists Spurs remain title challengersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Kieran Trippier insists they remain title challengers.Spurs meet Everton on Sunday.”Every single game we want to win, our mentality is to get the three points,” said Trippier.”Things are looking good and the last set of results have been perfect for us and we are in every competition at the moment.”It’s another long season ahead, we’re not even at Christmas yet. So I think it’s too early to tell if we are in the title race or if we are going to win the league.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Mens Soccer Buckeyes travel to Ann Arbor to take on No 21

Ohio State men’s soccer head coach Brian Maisonneuve watches the Buckeyes play in the first half of the game against the University of South Florida on Sept. 7, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorComing off a 0-0 draw at home against Northwestern on Friday while playing nearly half the game down a man, the Ohio State men’s soccer team  (1-5-2, 0-1-1 Big Ten) heads to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to take on the Wolverines (5-1-1, 1-0-1 Big Ten) on Tuesday. Ohio State redshirt senior midfielder Brady Blackwell said even though Ohio State’s battles with Michigan are mostly noted on the gridiron, the rivalry transcends all sports between the two schools. “I think everyone comes here because they know about the rivalry in football obviously, but I think it carries over to every single sport, so we’re not very fond of them,” Blackwell said. “They don’t really like us very much.” The Wolverines come into this week ranked No. 21 in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches Poll, and are on a six-game unbeaten streak following their only loss of the season, at home to Tulsa on Aug. 24.Michigan is a team that is both effective and dangerous on offense. The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 15-5 on the season while outshooting them 101-48. The Wolverines’ attack is spearheaded by sophomore forward Umar Farouk Osman’s four goals and two assists, combined with eight points apiece from junior forward Jack Hallahan and sophomore forward Mohammed Zakyi.Meanwhile, the Wolverines are just as strong between the pipes, with sophomore goalkeeper Henry Mashburn currently holding a 0.68 goals against average for the season, accompanied by four clean sheets.“Michigan’s very good this year, very athletic, tough and they get after you,” Ohio State head coach Brian Maisonneuve said. “It’s going to be a battle and we’re going to have to match their fight because you know they’re going to come out a hundred miles per hour.”Maisonneuve said that a top concern of his is how his players will recover on such short rest following the tough double-overtime battle against the Wildcats Friday night in Columbus. “The hardest part about double overtime on Friday is we’ve got to turn around and do it on Tuesday, so it’s going to be a really quick turnaround,” Maisonneuve said. “Managing bodies is going to be the No. 1 thing.”With eight games under their belt, a new coaching staff and system and a whole lot of soccer left to be played, the Buckeyes seem to be settling in.The defense rebounded from a tough outing at Penn State last weekend to shut out Northwestern on Friday despite being a man down, while the offense played its most effective game of the season last time out. The Buckeyes and Wolverines are set to play in Ann Arbor at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. read more

Media Swansea appointing Manager of the Year

first_imgSwansea have already found their new manager after the relegation from Premier League earlier in May. Carlos Carvalhals successor will be a two time winner of “Manager of the Year”According to Wales Online, It will be Graham Potter from the successful Swedish club Östersunds, who will become the new manager. According to the news site, Potter will fly to Wales shortly after the Allsvenskan-game against BK Häcken later tonight.But the Östersunds CEO Daniel Kindberg refuses the fact that Potter is leaving.“It’s clear that we have a shortlist if Graham leaves. It would be irresponsible not to know who we want – if it happens. But, no, we have not heard from Swansea. No, nothing.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“How I look at the reporting about Swansea? I understand you want headlines. Graham Potter’s name is exciting.”“But if it is written about Swansea then there are a lot of other clubs that we really know are interested but one of these is not Swansea. There is simply no information we have in Östersund about Swansea,” Kindberg told Fotboll Direkt.Graham Potter have made miracles in his time as Östersunds manager. He started in the club, when it was stuck in the fourth tier. Last year they won the swedish cup and went to the Europa League, where they got all the way to the first knockout stage. They even beat Arsenal at the Emirates.Graham Potter have also won the swedish “Manager of the Year”-award twice in 2016 and 2017.last_img read more

Goncharenko CSKA Moscow will be ready for next Roma game

first_imgCSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko promises that they will do their “homework” ahead of the return fixture with AS Roma in the Champions LeagueThe Red-blues suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night in Group G following Edin Dzeko’s double.The result meant that CSKA surrendered their lead at the top of the group table and now find themselves third behind Roma and new leaders Real Madrid.But Goncharenko refused to dwell on the negatives and instead plans to use the experience from the Italian capital to extract revenge in the return fixture.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“I don’t want to focus on negative things. We are moving forward, our young team is getting an invaluable experience by playing in these sort of games,” Goncharenko the UEFA website.“Surely, it will help us when we face Roma in Moscow. We’ll do our homework.”The Russian Premier League side will host Roma at the Luzhniki Stadium on November 7.last_img read more

Juventus keen to introduce fresh blood into the squad

first_imgJuventus are reportedly already working on new signings in spite of an astonishing start of the seasonLed by the likes of Massimiliano Allegri from the touchline and Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, the Bianconeri have been flourishing this season on all fronts.With a record of nine wins and a draw, the Turinese giants top Serie A table, while they enjoy a 3-game winning streak in the Champions League.However, the reigning Italian champions are not fully satisfied with the current roster, as they intend to add more quality and potential to their respective squad.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.According to the Italian newspaper, Calciomercato, Juventus have identified Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt as the top targets for next summer.The 21-year-old French midfielder has been one of the revelations in Europe football over the past year or so, as he continues to impress with Les Gones both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.On the other hand, the 19-year-old Dutchman is named the Lancers’ vice-captain despite the young age. The Netherlands international has shown immense potential in Ajax’s Champions League quest this season, demonstrating some genius pieces of defending against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.last_img read more

Official Sevilla sign Marko Rog on loan from Napoli

first_imgSevilla have completed the loan signing of Napoli midfielder Marko Rog until the end of this season.The 23-year-old midfielder joined Napoli for a reported fee of €13m in 2016 from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on a five-year deal and has since managed 67 appearances in all competitions.Under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, however, Rog has only started four of his 11 games this season at Napoli.This had prompted talk of a move to Spain with Sevilla, despite reported interest from German side Schalke 04.Speaking in a press conference last week, Ancelotti confirmed that Rog will likely leave Napoli in this month’s transfer window with Sevilla president Jose Castro announcing on Monday that a deal was close to being completed.“We’ve made two quality signings [in Munir El Haddadi and Max Wober] and there’s another [Rog] who has just landed in Seville. We hope to close a deal for him tomorrow,” Castro told Diario de Sevilla.“It’s good proof of this club’s ambition to build a more competitive team and fight for all the objectives we have in front of us.”Now Sevilla have confirmed the news of Rog’s arrival but made no mention of an option to buy him at the end of his five-month loan deal.“Sevilla FC and SSC Napoli have reached an agreement in principle for the loan of Marko Rog until the 30th of June 2019,” read a statement on the club website.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The transfer brought up quite the little scandal in Spain after Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli vowed to take Spanish news outlets to court after being falsely quoted as saying that Rog will leave them for Sevilla earlier this month.However, the Croatian has now begun training at Sevilla and will be hoping to put his troubles from Italy behind him at Andalusia.It’s uncertain yet whether Sevilla manager Pablo Machin will select him in the squad that will face Barcelona in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash on Wednesday night.Los Rojiblancos hold a 2-0 aggregate lead over the cup holders and will need to avoid losing the return leg by more than two goals to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.📸 Rog arrived in time to take part in his first training session with #SevillaFC. 🇭🇷⚽️Here’s how the session went ➡️ https://t.co/5zbh7L0O6w#vamosmisevilla#WeNeverSurrender 💪❤️ pic.twitter.com/6vsrBgGWnV— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) January 29, 2019last_img read more

Veteran Bahamian Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister of Youth Sports and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday.Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clark Atlanta University (CAU).   At the same time, he became the first of his mother’s children to attend college.At CAU, Mr. Rose was also awarded the Internal Journalism Award and served as Editor-In-Chief of the newspaper, “The Panther,” as well as acted in a number of plays.He most recently obtained his International Masters in International Communications at the Communications University of China, in Beijing.  He was also the Class Monitor (President) and was one of the several chief researchers in the WeCreate Global Innovation Team of the New Media Institute at CUC.While in China, Mr. Rose became the first foreigner to win a top prize in the prestigious Ying Shi Ju (Mandarin Chinese for ‘taking photos, telling story, being together’) photography competition, which had been running for 12 years.He won the still-life category in the contest and his win was even more noteworthy because he had two photographs in the finals, both taken in the Bahamas and the winning one being taken in San Salvador.Also while in China, he introduced Bahamian culture during a presentation on Junkanoo at The High School Affiliated with Beijing Normal University, was one of only four international delegates invited to sit at the head table during the welcoming banquet for “Finding China in Yangzhou” in Yangzhou, and was a panelist at the Beijing International Micro-Film Festival “Young Directors in Hollywood” training camp programme, held in the Sanqing Mountain area of Shangrao.   He also appeared on television in China a number of times.With more than 20 years’ experience as an award-winning photographer and almost 15 years as a photojournalist and writer, Mr. Rose has worked out of The Bahamas, with assignments taking him throughout the United States and as far away as the Caribbean, South America, Europe and The People’s Republic of China.He also had a double-page spread in American-published “Afar” Travel Magazine (January 2011), and his photos and articles about Bahamian culture have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including “Destination: Islands of The Bahamas”, two issues of “B.A.A.M.”; and Bahamasair’s Inflight Magazine.As a traveling photographer and photojournalist, Mr. Rose’s images appear in regional and international newspapers and on-line services, with his work featured in spreads throughout various publications.Mr. Rose was the official photographer for The Bahamas’ delegations to such events as the Meet-In-Beijing and Beijing Pop Festivals, the Isle of Wight (England) Festivals/Junkanoo Exchange and three consecutive Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, respectively).He was also the Official Photojournalist/Journalist for the Bahamas National Children’s Choir performances in Prague, Czech Republic and China, as well as serving almost a decade as the traveling Official Photojournalist/Journalist for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.His fine-art scenery photographs are also on display in major hotels on Cable Beach in The Bahamas and in private residences, as well as in several calendars produced in The Bahamas, and the current Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery Exhibition.Mr. Rose is a Senior Information Officer at the Bahamas Information Services and performs the duties of a journalist, photojournalist and is a former acting editor, with his work in many dailies and online.    Mr. Rose received The Bahamas’ National Youth Achievement Award in 1992 and the Caribfest Award for Excellence in Literature in 1994 from the College of The Bahamas.As a teenager, his work with Junior Achievement led him to the post of the first International Vice President of the organisation’s International Students Forum, which garnered him a guest spot on the American cable network Black Entertainment Television’s show “Teen Summit” (the first Bahamian to appear on the talk show) and a chance to say “Good Morning!” on the nationally-syndicated morning programme “Good Morning, America.”Mr. Rose also delved into the music world, producing loop-based tracks that made it to the top of Sony’s AcidPlanet charts for World, Latin and Electronic music sub-genres, respectively, in the early 2000s, and was featured in radio commercials and a television show in The Bahamas.Mr. Rose shares his poetry on several broadcasts and at concerts and festivals, including Carifesta IX in 2006 and Carifesta X in 2008.   He also read poetry before two consecutive Bahamian Governors-General, co-hosted a number of poetry shows and a limited production of “Lorraine Hainsberry: A Work in Progress,” in Atlanta, GA, showcased his original poem “Fairy Tales.”   In print, his poetry has represented The Bahamas in the Carifesta Anthology of Poetry and four issues of the University of the West Indies Poui Journal of Creative Writing.He has one son, Antonio Carlos, and has worked in the past with various churches and civic groups, including The Family: People Helping People, Toastmasters and Kiwanis.Release: BISPhoto caption:  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left) receives a copy of the book, Poetry of A Life Renewed from veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose, during a courtesy call at the Ministry, on October 23, 2017.(MOYSC Photo /Indira Rankine) Related Items:last_img read more