Thing 9

I tried CamMe.  This is really slick for taking selfies.  Because I travel alone and live alone I can really use this.  Last night I took a few at home so that I would have a current photo to accompany a work bio.  I am absolutely fascinated with the way it works!

And look – no extended arm to hold the iPod:

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Thing(s) 8

I belive I mentioned in Thing 7 that I’m not big on social media 😉

Linkedin seems to have helped me land my current job, so I’m warming up to it. I guess after my interview everyone Googled me. My only web presence is, apparently, my Linkedin profile.* I originally set up the account so I could model for students. At one point I had someone stalking me, critiquing my resume, so I amended my profile to show only my (at that time) current position, but I added a philosophy statement to make up for the missing history. To me it’s been a double-edged sword. I like the fact that I can keep some connections open through Linkedin. The app is handy to have.

Facebook is, for me, a way to keep up with people although I don’t use it much. Professionally I have never done anything with Facebook. From what I’ve seen, students aren’t very interested in friending their library. It seems to be more of a social thing. It may work better for public libraries, I don’t know, but to me there is not enough return on investment for all the time that has to be invested for a robust Facebook account.

Twitter is not for me. Too superficial. What can be said in 140 characters or less doesn’t interest me.

I love Ravelry.com for social media, but they don’t have an app (it’s like Facebook but for knitters which means for me it holds purpose).

*I did a minimalist resume on Prezi for fun and made it public, which I think you can find if you Google my name and the word resume, but apparently nobody Googles a name and the word resume. Go figure.

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Thing 7

I tried Bitly.  I am intrigued.  While I don’t do much in social media, I can see where this will be useful.  I do pass on links to my kids and some friends via email, so this will bring some of the ridiculously long ones under control.  I like that.  And who knows?  Maybe some day I will be interested in social media.

I do have questions about Pinterest.  I had an account but I cancelled it.  It’s not just that Pinterest is another black hole for time…my big question is about sharing other peoples’ stuff.  It’s impossible to determine provenance of most of the images seen on Pinterest.  How does that work?  Is it legal?  How do the terms of use for Pinterest address copyright and permissions? (No, I’m not going to read the terms of use agreement).

Any comments or input would be greatly appreciated.

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