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Department of Defense Social Media Hub

What does the world of social media mean to the Department of Defense? Quite a bit, as it turns out. The growth of online social-networking devices and other related technologies offers great possibilities for communicating with the global public, but there are also "real risks to personal and network security." This site brings together helpful content related to these matters, including best...

For people with a wide range of social media responsibilities, HootSuite is a great way to stay connected. HootSuite allows individuals and business teams to coordinate social media connections with their easy-to-use interface that includes scheduled updates, one-click message dissemination, and smart-phone capabilities. The basic (and free) option allows for use of two RSS feeds, five social...

If you're looking to create a visually compelling and interactive timeline with little fuss, Dipity might be worth a look. With Dipity, visitors can create their own timeline, and populate it with photos, video clips, text, and other items. The mission of Dipity is "to organize the web's content by date and time", and it is well suited for use by journalists, government organizations, teachers,...
In the world of social media, Jane Austen has a new group of devotees

Was Jane Austin Edited? Does it Matter? Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts The Republic of Pemberley Austenbook The Jane Austen Society of North America Since the earliest days of...

Klout is a handy application that helps users measure their social media influence. The mission of Klout is "to help every individual understand and leverage their influence." Visitors can sign up here, and receive their own "Klout Score", which is based on 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure things such as "True Reach" and "Network Score". This program is compatible with all operating...

Who's checking out your Twitter feed? And how often are you being retweeted? These answers and much more are provided for users who take the time to look over Klear. Visitors can type in their Twitter handle on this site and within a minute or two they can learn about their most commonly used words or phrases, top followers, replies, photos, and various check-ins. This version is compatible with...

Wajam allows visitors the ability to use their social networks to look for information. Visitors just need to install the Wajam Social Search extension in their browser, and then go ahead and search normally. The results that are returned will be based on what their friends share on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. It's an interesting way to search around the web, and this version is compatible...

You-Twit is appropriately named, as it brings together the videos from YouTube that are trending on Twitter. It's a nice effective tool for those who love social media. Visitors to the site can sort through videos that are currently trending, or look through the previous day's trendsetters. This version of You-Twit is compatible with all operating systems.
Social Media and Political Engagement

How much do people use social media as a way to be politically engaged? This question has been posed by a team of researchers at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, resulting in this 13-page report. The report was authored by a team of scholars including Lee Rainie and Aaron Smith and found that 60% of adults use social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter and that approximately 39% of...
Pew Internet & American Life Project: Public Library Resources (Infographics)

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has compiled these infographics for use by journalists, scholars, and members of the general public. These visualizations represent the fruits of their substantial research into topics such as Internet usage, cell phone ownership, and social media. The site contains over 60 infographics and the materials here are culled from the Project's past reports,...
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