Calling all Tumblrnauts who attend the University of Iowa! We’re seeking curious, creative folks to try out a new social-networking site called ragtag. Stop by, add a few posts, follow your friends, reblog their posts, you know, the usual. Just follow the link and login with your hawkid to connect with your fellow Hawkeyes on ragtag.
Pass it on, and please excuse any visual blemishes and or bugs you may find. ragtag is still in its early days of development and there’s bound to be a few hiccups.
dream study space
So, I now I just said I wanted that last thing. I want this so much more. So much.
If you’re not recommending apps to your kids, you’re missing out on a wonderful conversation. Whether it’s controlling your desktop
from your phone, racing fast cars
, listening to music, or studying for the SATs
, teens can do a lot with the right program. And we as librarians have the power to promote those programs.
This is great, I mean, I would love to do something like this and get that “COOL I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE LIKE YESTERDAY” reaction from my students.
But how useful is it, ultimately? Especially for productivity apps, from personal experience, usage dips after the initial “wow look I’m so disciplined and productive” feeling wears off. I’m not sure if there’s much point to pointing out new “toys” that get abandoned after the user gets tired of fiddling around with them.
I wonder if students should be recommending apps to us instead of the other way round. What do they use the most often? If they’re using social media apps most of the time, which ones should the library be more active on?
May Day 2013 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5,000 Cambodian workers came into streets, calling for pay hikes, better labor conditions and a decrease in fuel prices, union representatives said.
Happy International Workers’ Day everybody!
Gorgeous and Delicious Literary Cakes (via Flavorwire).
From first to last: Assorted titles wedding cake, The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes, Chronicles of Narnia, The Night Circus and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Now you can have your cake and read it too!