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Tip of the day: Do not require location-based services, but allow them!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 19th, 2011

Do not require location-based services on your website, blog, or other digital media, but do allow them. According to Pew Internet, “28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services.”  If you want to include location-based services in your website, blog, or other digital media, do so. But do not require your users to […]

Social Media: Do your part to win the war

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 26th, 2011

For those of us networking, communicating, liking, tweeting, +ing, and so on on various social media, we may feel like we are in something of a war. Which social media is winning? Which is/are winning the battle? Which are/is winning the war? Many of us have accounts on essentially dead social media (MySpace anyone?). I […]

Google+ already has more than 20 million users!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 9th, 2011

Last week I wrote about the number of users on Twitter—about 24.5 to 34.5 million US adults. According to Amir Efrata, Google+ has  20 million unique visitors in the first 3 week (the numbers were reported July 20, 2011). Google+ has an international number of users nearing Twitters US users. The US Google+ population is, […]

If you are not using Twitter and your audience is younger, female, urban, minority and/or tech enthusiasts, you are missing out. People in these categories are more likely to use Twitter. So tweet to them! In addition, about 8% of US adults use Twitter, so this is a great way to reach a non-insignificant number […]

Who Uses Twitter?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 3rd, 2011

I’ve been using Twitter for almost four years now. I now have three Twitter accounts. My personal account (Starre), an account for my classes (DrJLBowie), and the new Screen Space (Screen_Space). I’ve incorporated Twitter into a few of my classes, to the students’ mix of horror and excitement. But, as Lauren Dugan discuss in “So, […]

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 15 of Screen Space, “An interview with Justin Lewis on ‘Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. […]

 
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Personal branding is often difficult, but Sarah Brown offers two related tips to help you focus and direct your identity in any scenario. Drawing from Sarah Brown’s advice in Screen Space 14: An interview with Sarah Brown on “Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction”, she suggests you first choose three terms that represent who you want […]

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 14 of Screen Space, “An interview with Sarah Brown on ‘Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I […]

 
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Screen Space now Tweets!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 20th, 2011

That’s right, as my metacast discusses, Screen Space is now on Twitter as @Screen_Space. Sadly, ScreenSpace was taken. Please follow @Screen_Space for thoughts, news, info and advice on web, blog, and digital media design along with digital writing and communication. I’ll post links to new blog posts and podcasts, and provide tweets on info I […]

ATTW 2011 Title: Networks of Data, Designers, and Users: The New Visual Rhetoric of Interactive Data Visualization Presenter: Charles J. Kostelnick, Iowa State University Session: B.6 – Visualizing Technical Communication Time & Location: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room: M109 (Marquis Level) Key Points and Take Aways: Interesting look at huge data displays online including […]