Digital Media Tools 101

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Learning about Digital Media...
- you need the essential tools to survive in this digital media age.
- aim: to find resources effectively and remain current.

FTB: Facebook, Twitter, Blog.

Facebook (www.facebook.com)
- a social networking site.

Twitter (www.twitter.com)
- "SMS of Internet", microblog with messages that are limited to 140 characters long.
- Tips:
@persons'ID = referencing the person.
# (hash tags) = tags.
RT @persons'ID = ReTweets, i.e. repeating/sharing what others tweets.

- Tips: use clients that integrate Facebook and Twitter - one post will automatically link to other platforms.
HootSuite
TweetDeck

Blog
- Posterous (www.posterous.com)
- Blogspot (www.blogspot.com)
- Post content online.
- Tips: "AutoPost" - Posterous has the ability to automatically post on different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. Integration and interconnectivity!

Others:

RSS Feed Reader
- Google Reader (www.google.com/reader)
- "Add a Subscription": keeping up-to-date with the latest content from your favourite websites.
- Tips: create folders to organize your feeds subscriptions.
further info: google "World’s Shortest Guide to Social Media".


"Read people's posts and tweets, and see what they are talking about. Describe their behaviors. What do they do online, and what appear to be the rules of the game?"

it's all about listening to others, expressing your opinions, sharing your ideas, joining groups, and just interact with others!
- create your own content.
- Tips: create a username that is consistent throughout all different platforms.


Our team's Digital Media in the Philippines Wiki page was mentioned on Asian Correspondent!

Check out our Wiki page - http://bit.ly/dmph2011


The Merlion Hotel - Singapore Biennale 2011

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The Merlion Hotel by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, as part of the Singapore Biennale 2011.
when: 13 March - 15 May 2011, 10am - 7pm daily. Free admission.
where: Merlion Park.
more info:

An art installation cum hotel room.
- Stay at The Merlion Hotel cost S$150 for 2 persons, one-night stay only, with breakfast included. 4 April - 5 May, 8.30pm - 8.30am daily (all hotel-stay tickets were sold out within an hour!)


Above photo: Before The Merlion Hotel (dated 9 August 2010)

Above photo: Queuing up to enter The Merlion Hotel

Above photo: Describing what The Merlion Hotel is all about.

Above photo: Face to face with The Merlion.

Above photo: View from the bathroom.

Above photo: Three national icons -
Esplanade (left), Merlion turned The Merlion Hotel (center), Singapore Flyer (right).

A virtual tour of The Merlion Hotel by Singapore VR: http://www.singaporevr.com/vrs/merlion/merlion2011.html


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