Posts Tagged With: news

Social Media as Authoritative Information

Authority is a concept we discuss frequently here in The Unquiet Library.  Check out this interview and video from TED Talks with Clay Shirky, who discusses how social media is changing the way news is reported and how social media is becoming a medium for authoritative information!

TED Blog: Q&A with Clay Shirky on Twitter and Iran via kwout

NYU professor Clay Shirky gave a fantastic talk on new media during our TED@State event earlier this month. He revealed how cellphones, the web, Facebook and Twitter had changed the rules of the game, allowing ordinary citizens extraordinary new powers to impact real-world events. As protests in Iran exploded over the weekend, we decided to rush out his talk, because it could hardly be more relevant. I caught up with Clay this afternoon to get his take on the significance of what is happening. HIs excitement was palpable.

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Twitter Search in Plain English

Check out the latest informative and cool tutorial from Commoncraft!!!  This video gives you helpful hints on how to search Twitter effectively for news and information.  If you are following the situation in Iran, then you will find this video especially timely.

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New Pageflakes Pagecast: Current Biology News!

Check out our latest pagecast:  Headlines from the World of Biology at !

Also, be sure to check out our Biology Current Events and News research pathfinder, too!

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Winter 2008 GALILEO Newsletter Now Available!


Check out the latest and greatest news about GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library, at ! Highlights of this quarter’s newsletter include:

  • Helpful information about the new GALILEO makeover and upgrade!
  • Information about the new Georgia Official and Statistical Register
  • Highlight feature on Bill Williamson, who works on the New Georgia Encyclopedia and Vanishing Georgia projects.
  • Detailed Information on the National Science Digital Library

Teachers will receive a copy in their mailboxes on Monday, 3/24/08, and students may print a copy from this link at .

You can subscribe to the newsletter via email to get your copy of the quarterly newsletters first!

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Podcast from Iraq


Here is a podcast from the BBC that chronicles the life of a taxi driver from Iraq and how the war has impacted his life.

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