A sample of the activity on the SMinOrgs (and GCDEL) Tumblelog, this post shares entries about social and digital technologies including a mini-blog post about jury duty in the Digital Era, the results of two research studies, and six images ranging from the silly to the serious.
Earlier this year SMinOrgs (and GCDEL) established a presence on Tumblr, and I have become an ardent fan. I detailed some of the reasons for my Tumblr enthusiasm in a post entitled Tumbln into Tumblr: 7 Reasons it Hits a Social Media “Sweet Spot”. To demonstrate the platform's versatility, I share some our activity as a regular feature on this blog. I hope you enjoy the entries as much as we do.
- Courtney Shelton Hunt
Here are some of the items we "tumbld" from October 16 through October 31, 2012. Scroll down or click on the links below to check each entry out.
- Jury Duty in the Digital Era (sort of)
- An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Across the World
- Touch-Screen Fleece Gloves
- The Internet is a lot like Ancient Egypt
- How Millennial Are You? Quiz
- A Wordle of Terms from the SMinOrgs S.M.A.R.T. Blog
- Twitter Life Goals
- Email Versus Wiki Collaboration Graphic a Big Hit
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Jury Duty in the Digital Era (sort of)
Posted October 16, 2012
- The summons indicated no cameras were allowed, so I left my mobile device in the car. In the waiting room, though, I saw smart phones everywhere! Needless to say, I retrieved mine during the lunch break and got it through security with no problem…
- After everyone had arrived, they showed a video about what it means to be a juror. Although most people listened attentively, it’s unlikely anyone learned much since virtually everything in the video is generally covered in the many courtroom dramas on TV. More importantly, although they cautioned everyone not to investigate or discuss cases with friends and family, and they gave specific examples of what that would mean (e.g., visiting a crime scene), they never expressly mentioned social media - or even the internet! The same basic thing happened when we were given guidance by the judge in court as well…
- We were also cautioned emphatically not to have newspapers visible in the courtroom. Granted, a few people were actually reading print news in the waiting area, but most people were using their digital devices, so I’m not sure the emphasis was necessary.
- One thing they (kind of) did right was tell everyone to completely turn their phones off before entering the courtroom (not on vibrate, not on silent - completely off!).
Obviously, this court needs a digital upgrade - but it’s far from being the most out-of-date court I’ve experienced. Two years ago I had to take a client to small claims court for non-payment, and I was forced to fill out lots of paper forms and even drive to Michigan to make the claim. Their model was still firmly grounded in the notion that work can only occur in local, earth-bound settings.
What have your experiences been? Do you have similar examples of out-of-date court systems? Any that you think are great examples of how to run systems in the Digital Era? I’d love to hear from you.
- Courtney Shelton Hunt
An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Across the World: Beevolve
Posted October 17, 2012
An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Across the World: Beevolve.
Our Social Media Monitoring platform mines through millions of conversations every day for our customers. Out of these millions of conversations, quite a few happen to come from Twitter. We realized that we could do a large-scale in-depth study of Twitter users to better understand what is the average profile of a person using Twitter and hence this mammoth study on 36 million Twitter user profiles. Our core competency lies in analytics and by using our own software, we were able to crunch numbers and generate insights which we believe hasn’t been conducted to such large scale till date.
Touch-Screen Fleece Gloves
Posted October 19, 2012
Touch-screen fleece gloves. The catalog description reads: Designed for smartphone users on the go, the fore-fingers and thumbs on these gloves incorporates conductive thread that activates the touchscreen. A fingertip flip-up exposes your finger for fine-tuned use; texture palm keeps your phone firmly in hand… I don’t know whether to applaud the ingenuity or shake my head and roll my eyes. : ) - csh
Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil, Post no evil
Posted October 22, 2012
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, post no evil… Buddhist Boot Camp encourages everyone to “promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate (be it over email, text, Facebook or Twitter).”
Digital Era words to live by. Thanks to my friend Joy for sharing this on Facebook. -csh
The Internet is a lot like Ancient Egypt
Posted October 24, 2012
Love this! Thanks to Pek Pongpaet (one of the founders of Pinstagram) for bringing this to my attention via FB. - csh
How Millennial Are You? Quiz
Posted October 25, 2012
How Millennial Are You? The quiz from Pew Research Center.
This quiz was interesting and kind of fun. I scored a 75. How about you? - csh
Also check out this related article that referenced the quiz: Three Reasons You Need To Adopt A Millennial Mindset Regardless Of Your Age.
(via How Millennial Are You?)
A Wordle of Terms from the SMinOrgs S.M.A.R.T. Blog
Posted October 29, 2012
A Wordle of Terms from the SMinOrgs S.M.A.R.T. Blog, as of October 26, 2012.
Unlike our last Wordle, which was heavily dominated by our new-found love of Tumblr, this Wordle illustrates the general diversity of our posts. -csh
Twitter Life Goals
Posted October 30, 2012
Twitter Life Goals . @SlayerSays’s potent tweet is illustrated by Twaggies. Be sure to check out more great Twaggies comics on Mashable, and let us know if you’ve spied a funny tweet that’s just begging for a visual.
What I find most interesting about this is the notion that Mashable has created a feature that allows people to convert tweets into cartoons. Sign of the times… - csh
Email Versus Wiki Collaboration Graphic a Big Hit
Posted October 31, 2012
Email Versus Wiki Collaboration Graphic a Big Hit.
Someone recently shared a blog post with this image via LinkedIn. The image perfectly captures a point I like to make about how much more efficient digital workspaces are than email when it comes to collaboration. The best thing about the image, though? It was created in 2007!
Be sure to read the related Wikinomics blog post too.