Digital communication · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Social Media

#484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds

Refind allows you quickly to generate a personalised news feed and you can choose the time of day its presented to you. You can combine sources from Twitter and various news channels to provide a customised feed. You can then curate these into a reading list either public or private and can re-share via various… Continue reading #484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds

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#466 Google Keep

Google Keep is an amazing little app to organise your thoughts. It has all the features of a notes app but it also has some interesting tools to make note keeping even easier: Record a voice memo and Keep will transcribe it Add drawings to annotate images Create a to-do list with tasks to tick… Continue reading #466 Google Keep

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#448 Mimic Mobile in a Browser

In this post we will look at how you can mimic a mobile experience within a browser. In this example we will look at Instagram. If you’ve accessed Instagram via a web browser you may have noticed you would not normally be able to post and can only post from a mobile device. Here are… Continue reading #448 Mimic Mobile in a Browser

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#447 Instagram: Adding a post [2/3]

Following on from the last Instagram post which can be found here, we’ll go through the process of adding your own post. This assumes that you are using your mobile device with the Instagram app already installed. The third and final Instagram post will show you how to like and follow other instagram accounts. image… Continue reading #447 Instagram: Adding a post [2/3]

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#442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

Instagram is a picture sharing social media platform where you can post images and short videos of your interests, hobbies and general day to day life. It’s widely popular and can reach a worldwide audience but you need to know the best way to maximise visibility of your posts. In the first of three posts… Continue reading #442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

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#436 Simple Gmail Notes

Simple Gmail Notes is a free and easy to use Chrome extension that allows you to better organise your Google Mail. You can add notes to individual Gmail conversations, store notes in your own Google Drive and add notes to your Google Calendar. This is useful to if you want to digitally stick a post-it… Continue reading #436 Simple Gmail Notes

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#427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

Google Scholar has lots of useful tips and tricks to help with your research. In this video we have a look at the “cited by” search option and the “related article” search. The cited by search shows you all the articles Google Scholar can find that have cited your original paper. This is a great… Continue reading #427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research