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Digitally Literate #227

Youth Never Forget Digitally Lit #227 – 1/4/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #227 of Digitally Literate. Welcome to 2020. I hope the new year…and the new decade treat you well. You’re more than welcome to review these materials on the website. Please subscribe if you would like this to show up in your email…

Repurposing talks on social media

Thread by @dsquintana: “You’ve worked hard putting together a presentation so why limit it to the people sitting in your talk? Here are a few tips for repurposing y […]”

Indiana University Observatory on Social Media tools

Indiana University Observatory on Social Media tools

The power to explore online social media movements — from the pop cultural to the political — with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field is now available to journalists, researchers and members of the public from a free, user-friendly online software suite released today by scientists at Indiana University. The Web-based…

How ‘Googling it’ can send conservatives down secret rabbit holes of alternative facts

How ‘Googling it’ can send conservatives down secret rabbit holes of alternative facts

We saw some of this happening in earlier research on online reading comprehension. Specifically, I had concerns about how algorithms might impact, shape, or modify what we’re looking for. “Googling it” has become the news equivalent of “do your own research.” But neither Google, nor search terms, are purely neutral. “Even in the face of research…

Advising on screen time in Australia: Is the evidence up to the task?

Advising on screen time in Australia: Is the evidence up to the task? (Parenting for a Digital Future)

How do the Australian Department of Health and Ageing’s new screen time guidelines sit with the latest research about screen time? In this blog Jane Mavoa highlights the problems around a lac…

Screens’ have been part of children’s lives for well over half a century, and we have been asking questions about their effects for just as long. The types of problems mentioned in guidelines in Australia and elsewhere, are not new, with many often mentioned in ‘limitations’ sections of published research. Surely it is time to move on from acknowledging, then ignoring,…

Public employees in social media communities: Exploring factors for internal collaboration using social network analysis

Public employees in social media communities: Exploring factors for internal collaboration using social network analysis | Criado | First Monday (journals.uic.edu)

Public employees in social media communities: Exploring factors for internal collaboration using social network analysis

This paper analyzes the interactions that public employees perform in social media communities, providing empirical evidence on the dynamics of internal collaboration. This study responds to a rising interest in the study of social media communities as tools for co-production and innovation. The paper asks the following research questions: How do interactions among public employees…