Thursday, April 30, 2009

Posting to Blogger via email

You can now post directly to Blogger via email.  Set up your account from the dashboard.

How to use Blogger Mobile

Make a tab in iGoogle that holds your topics of interest

1. Log onto your Google account
2. Click iGoogle to open.
3. Create your own home page if you have not already done this.
4. Click “add stuff” to search for existing iGoogle gadgets
5. Look for RSS feeds and click “add feed or gadget” left column of page
6. Search Twitter and add Twitter feeds.
7. iGoogle has tools for building quick gadgets eg for YouTube (short playlist of YouTube videos for example)
8. Look for a theme. You could search free stock images.
9. Select “share” in the drop down list.
10. Send an email to yourself with the link. Click on it within the email and copy the html code for the address.
11. Distribute the link for others to add this page to their iGoogle reader.
12. When they receive the email they will click on the link to add this tab to their iGoogle page
Source @pfanderson

Friday, April 24, 2009

Twitter apps for conferences


Go to your #conference room.

Daymix shows the latest information on any topic. Description, talk, news, blogs, photos, videos, related sections, everything all in one place.

Find out what's trending on Twitter and why

Why Twitter for Healthcare?

Where do you stand?

TALKER (12%) - a general keen convesationalist
SHARER (10%) - someone who shares lots of links etc they've found
NEWBIE (9%) - someone with few friends or followers yet
NETWORKER (9%) - a conversationalist who tweets a lot
WRITER (8%) - a general keen tweeter of their own content
POET (8%) - a writer who tweets more than usual
CELEBRITY (8%) - someone with a large following
SOCIALITE (8%) - someone who is mainly in conversation with people
BOFFIN (7%) - someone whose language is generally advanced or technical
ROBOT (7%) - someone whose tweets are mostly links
LURKER (5%) - someone who doesn't tweet very much
GURU (4%) - someone with many followers but doesn't follow back so much
VOYEUR (3%) - someone who reads lots of others but has few followers
PARROT (1%) - someone who retweets excessively
ODDBALL (1%) - someone who overuses hashtags


Mobile technology use in healthcare

CHICAGO – HIMSS 2009 (Booth #6023) – April 6, 2009 – More than 80 percent of global Information Technology (IT) decision makers within the healthcare industry stated that mobile technologies are more important to their organizations today than they were in 2008, according to a recent research study commissioned by Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT). Respondents cited key benefits such as increased order fulfillment accuracy, reduced manual errors and increased employee productivity due to the utilization of mobile technologies within various clinical settings.
Source: Motorola

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Interpersonal Trust

Meet @polarwisdom

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Monday, April 20, 2009

To find topics of interest and discussions around them, use Twellow and Mailana

1. Run a search in Twellow using the words “ ______” you want to follow
2. Run a Twitter username in Mailana.
3. Discover the people network around the subject.
4. Choose some of the people to follow.
5. Use Search Twitter to follow conversations.

Twellow click here
Mailana click here

Source: Thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick

Friday, April 3, 2009

BUT Twitter IS a productivity killer

"Microblog streams are the biggest productivity killer since IM and email notifications"
Benjamin Nowack (@bengee)

Twitter Growth

Nick Burcher presented some twitter data which has been re-presented here with some additions. The graphs speak for themselves. What is going to happen next? Will the clutter and volume of traffic make Twitter unusable? Will the increased use of Twitter for marketing drive users to another microblogging site? Nova Spivack presents some ways users are abusing the site to increase irritation to other tweeple and suggests ways to avoid the problem. One way of estimating value would be a system similar to Google PageRank to give tweeple value according to the quality of their tweets to enable users to choose who to follow.
Certainly the following graphs show a dramatic increase in Twitter use.

US Hospitals on YouTube and Twitter
E Bennett





“Unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009, making it the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month. Zimbio and Facebook followed, growing 240 percent and 228 percent, respectively.”
Zeitgeist (Google Trends) trends for all regions

Google PageRank


TwitterCounter on April 3 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Learn Trends Digital Habitats

This artistic and informative presentation by Nancy White outlines the role of social media and online collaboration to support knowledge networks and other communities.