Searching Social Media | Part 2: Twitter

This series focuses on methods of improving the relevancy of your results of social media searches, while not being logged into the services themselves. Again, social media searching is clearly trending upward in the law librarianship profession, as attorneys are increasingly making these requests while conducting informal discovery. In Part 1 of “Searching Social Media” we examined how to use Google’s advanced search features to retrieve relevant Facebook results. In Part 2, we will examine methods of conducting higher-relevance Twitter searches.

Buying textbooks? Book.ly is the bomb!

With school back in session and the economy still in its rut, most students are sharing a similar concern.  How on earth are they going to be able to afford those pricey textbooks?  From living in closets to subsisting on ramen noodles, folks are desperate to lessen the pain of textbook buying.  Luckily, they have an ally in the fight.  Have you been to Book.ly? Book.ly tags itself as “The Better Way to Buy Textbooks”.  They are certainly onto something hot and useful.  Using Book.ly, students can buy, rent, and even sell textbooks without the painful markup  of college bookstores.  In fact, the site currenty estimates that its users are saving about 60% on their book purchases!  That adds up to a VERY healthy savings when you consider how many books the average student purchases in just one school year! Using Book.ly can hardly be easier.  You simply go to the site and search for either the book title or your

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Scheduling a mess? Untangle it with Tungle.me!

In today’s global society, scheduling meetings can be a real pain.  Technology has managed to make the world smaller thanks to video conferencing, virtual meeting spaces, and VoIP calling.  One thing it has not done is make it that much easier to get people together at one time, across time zones.  Luckily, Tungle.me is trying to change that. What is Tungle.me?  Well, to quote their own tagline, Tungle.me is “scheduling made easy”.  Need to set up a conference call with colleagues in Caracas, besties in Beijing, and allies in Adelaide?  Don’t get tangled up trying to figure out time differences, let Tungle.me do it for you.  This site litreally makes scheduling meetings with folks far and wide a snap.  It accounts for time differences and brings diverse schedules together for you.  How?  By syncing with most major calendar applications. An account on Tungle.me is free and easy to set up.  Once you sign up, you simply sync it with your

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