Social Media

Karen Blakeman on June 20th, 2013

The John Spalding Library in Wrexham hosted the North Wales Libraries Partnership (NWLP) workshop “Search is more than just Google”. Delegates from public, government, academic and NHS libraries gathered together to look at the effect of mobile technologies on search, open access, getting better results from Google and alternative search tools. The consensus reached during […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 24th, 2013

Embarrassed by some of your first tweets from 2007? Wish you hadn’t got involved in that drunken virtual brawl on Twitter last Christmas? There was a time when you could safely assume that those ramblings would be lost in the mists of Twitter’s archive never to be seen again. A search on Twitter would only […]

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Karen Blakeman on May 29th, 2012

My INFORUM 2012 presentation on “Search gets personal and social” is available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1431533-search-gets-personal-and-social/ It is also available temporarily at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/ A paper is also available on the INFORUM web site at http://www.inforum.cz/en/proceedings. It covers much of what I said but bear in mind it was written a few weeks beforehand and the presentation […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 19th, 2012

The presentation I gave to CILIP in Hants & Wight yesterday (Search Turns Social – Resistance is Futile) is now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1392940-search-turns-social-resistance-futile/ It is also available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/search-turns-social-resistance-is-futile and temporarily on my web site at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/

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Karen Blakeman on March 23rd, 2012

The presentation I gave at CILIP in Surrey last night (Spring Clean Your Social Media) is now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1368248-cilip-surrey-20120322/ and on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/spring-clean-your-social-media     Update: Claire Gravely has written a blog posting covering some of the issues we discussed. See “Karen Blakeman’s talk on spring cleaning your social media – some thoughts and […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 3rd, 2011

The first of my updated guides and one new guide covering social media and collaborative tools are now up on http://www.rba.co.uk/web2/. I use these guides in some of my social media workshops and they are intended to help people get started with the various tools. You will notice that there are two Getting Started with […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 11th, 2011

The presentation that I am giving later this morning (July 11th, 2011)  to the South West and Mid Wales Library Partnership (SWAMP) is now available for viewing and download in various places. Entitled “Where’s everyone gone? New places and ways to meet your users” the presentation is mostly images so may not make much sense […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 8th, 2010

If you have not already spotted the links on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc  to the various presentations I gave at “Online” in London earlier this month here they are all in one place. I gave two talks as part of the free seminar programme that was part of the exhibition, a conference presentation and a […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 22nd, 2010

A question that I am often asked during my workshops is how can one persuade Google to remove a page or information from the web. Sometimes the person wants personal photos or videos to be removed or they are asking on behalf of a company who wants less than flattering comments and opinions deleted. In […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 19th, 2010

I am running a pre-Online Information conference workshop about social media strategies on Monday, 29th November 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London –  “The real-life guide to using social media to promote your organisation and services”. In essence it will cover: how the major search tools are incorporating social media and real time information […]

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