Sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace , LinkedIn, Orkut, Zorpia, Flicker, twicpic, yfrog and YouTube.etc, are social media sites designed to share information such as who and where you are and what you are doing, photos and video. This is a comical example of how information is shared using social media sites to tell the Digital … Continue reading Protect your digital identity and information on social networks
I wonder how many of you this year have visited a bookmakers and put on a bet for a ‘White Christmas’, not many I would imagine or maybe I’m completely wrong, one thing I do know however is as its more of a sure thing this year I can’t imagine any of them paying out. … Continue reading Dreaming of a White Christmas
I have heard this warning before in the last few years from conservationists but it appears now to be a more serious issue; the future supply of traditional English mistletoe is under threat. Why I hear you say; mistletoe thrives in established apple orchards and if you follow conservation then you will know that our … Continue reading No more kissing under the mistletoe!!
Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it … Continue reading Go Success
Flickr recently started previewing their new photo pages. They're quite nice but it does something that's been driving me mad and I can't work out how it's doing it. It only happens in Google Chrome 5 and I've only seen it in a few places. Take a look at this screen capture of Flickr's new … Continue reading Flickr’s photo page Ajax trick
Yesterday, Flickr announced that the UK National Archives are adding some of their collection to the Commons site. The collection contains photos, illustrations and documents all released copyright-free. Here's a few examples from the collection to whet your appetite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/3507410878/in/set-72157608416657334/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/3010671424/in/set-72157608416657334/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/4327205241/in/set-72157608619480138/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/3595079592/in/set-72157608732674049/ Hat tip to Billy at Universities and the Web.
If you're planning on taking a few snaps this Christmas with that new camera/phone, here's a little bit of fun you can have with them... Flickr is probably the best known on line photo managment and sharing site. It's free to sign up for an account, and you can start uploading digital photos within minutes. … Continue reading Flickring candles
Throughout the recent redesign of our departmental sites, we’ve used an array of images from Flickr, under Creative Commons licenses. This meant making additions to our copyright page that complied with the conditions. We aimed to: Display a thumbnail of the image and a link back to its original Flickr page Credit the authour under … Continue reading Copyright Liberation
Tags are being used by more and more websites. They're everywhere. Look at the top of this post, its been tagged (by me). Look to the sidebar, a tag cloud (more about these later). Chances are if you use any social networking site or web 2.0 site, you'll have used, seen and interacted with tags. … Continue reading Tag me
Answers on a postcard... I wonder how much time and effort it takes to make a video like this. Is it the kind of thing Edge Hill could produce? Via Mike Huntington.