Monday, July 25, 2011

Social Media Stalking

Social Media Stalking: "Social Media Use Can Bring Hidden Dangers"

It's not about fear, it's about awareness. Too often people don't think about the possible ramifications of their actions. It's true in all aspects of life. The difference in social media is that the information you're putting out there is potentially being broadcast to the whole world.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Historypin: Knowing your place in a whole new way

I'm not going to lie, when I first saw the Mashable article on Historypin, I fully expected to be underwhelmed.  Another mapping tool with what?  Then I watched the video introducing Historypin.  I love it!

In today's online world, the latest greatest sites, apps, and tools are constantly pushing the envelope on what's new.  Historypin does exactly that, but does so in a way that links us to our past.  And not just the history book versions of the past.  This tool connects us with a very personal version of the past by collecting old photos and giving the user a chance to post the story behind the photos.

Take a look and see what you think about this tool that really DOES help you know your place...and places around the globe:

If I were still in school, I would have loved this resource for creating history projects or papers.  As a history buff, I'm still excited about searching the site in my next spare moment.  Now....if I could just find an app that would allow me to actually FIND those spare moments!

Until Next Time, Jacki