Category Archives: Connecting

Every 60 seconds in social media (infographic)

The chart in the referenced post is an awesome reason to explain to someone why they need to learn about and master the WEB 2.0 world. It is the way the world is moving.

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8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast

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In my “WEB 2.0 for Students” class, we cover tools that help people collaborate in this fast moving world.    Having a set of tools that allow you to seamlessly share information with others so that they can add their input or provide you new information to react to is critical.

Evernote is a tool I cover in the class as an example of a well made tool that helps students, and anyone for that matter, organize and connect with others.   It is something you should look into as well.

8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks

You use Evernote to capture and remember a lot of things that are relevant to you. Some of what you have in your Evernote account is also relevant to your significant other. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we came up with eight tips for using Evernote to inspire one another, communicate better and get things done together.

8 Ways to Use Evernote as a Couple

  • For recipes: A couple that cooks together…We’ve heard from a number of users that sharing recipes makes planning weeknight dinners much easier. Share clipped or scanned recipes, as well as tasty memories you captured using Evernote Food.
  • For travel planning: Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway, or a yearlong trip around the world, you can use Evernote to stay organized. Email your itineraries, save maps annotated in Skitch, store photos, and more to a Shared Notebook. [Learn more about ways to use Evernote to plan a trip]
  • For shopping and to-do lists: Get household chores and family responsibilities done faster. Share grocery shopping lists, checklists, and more. [Learn how to create a checklist in Evernote]
  • For sharing information about your kids: If you’re a parent, you have to retain a lot of information about your kids — from class rosters to sports practices, vaccinations to everything in between. Make sure you and your partner are both in the know about everything related to your kids’ lives by sharing this information using a Shared Notebook.
  • For home improvement projects: You’re already keeping track of kitchen cabinets, wood finishes, and vendor contact info in your Evernote. Put it all in a Shared Notebook and save yourself all those back and forth emails.
  • For doing your taxes: Did you know you could use Evernote to keep track of your tax documents and related information? Share these with each other and have handy access to everything you need when doing your own taxes or meeting with your accountant. [Learn how you could use Evernote to do your taxes]
  • For gift ideas: Make gift giving easier by sharing gift ideas for each other, kids, relatives and friends. [Learn how to use Evernote for remembering gift ideas]
  • For staying in touch over long distances: Capture all of the things that happen to you over the course of your day and drop it in a Shared Notebook to shorten the distance between you.

via 8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast.

In class, students are asked to work on research projects.  The data they collect is stored in a shared folder on tools like Evernote.  (The instructor is added in so I can see how they are progressing, and who is actually doing the work.)

If you have any other ideas on how Evernote could be used, leave a comment.  Thanks.


Bots will Change Social Media Landscape

As we move closer to WEB 3.0 interactions with the immense data being created on the net, I would assume that bots will become our tools to locate and introduce us to new sources of data and people interested in similar topics.

Researchers Use Twitter-Bots To Increase Human-To-Human Interaction By 43%

A group of Web researchers may have found a way to use Twitter bots to increase interaction between people, as well as between Twitter users and brands.

As first reported by MIT Technology Review, the Web Ecology Project started as a contest to see which team of researchers could get the most @ mentions on Twitter. Some teams developed surprisingly lifelike Twitter bots which tricked human Twitter users into thinking they were real people.

But then something unexpected happened: not only did the Twitter bots get those people to follow them and retweet their messages, but they also increased human connections.


The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet

The folks at Flowtown created this quick cheat sheet / guide.  I think it is useful for those exploring the WEB 2.0 world and trying to get acclimated quickly.

The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.


Piclogo – Check-in by Photo (iPhone)

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I have not used this service, but since we recently talked about tagging and specifically geo tagging i thought this little service seemed interesting, especially the part that you only have to take a picture of the logo of the location you are at for the service to figure out where you are.

The first one click check-in and coupon delivery app!
Picalogo iPhone app enables you to get coupons and check-in to various services – like Foursquare and Facebook places – merely by taking a picture of the logo of the business you’re in! It’s everywhere in the business

via Piclogo – http://picalogo.com.

I can envision a time where auto check-in will take pace when you take a picture of somewhere you are at.  Your cell phone already know the Lat and Long of where you are so it wouldn’t take that much.


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