Posts Tagged ‘data’

Topsy: A Twitter Search Engine

In Check This Out on September 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Are you a fan and user of Twitter for news, trends and communication? If so, you’ll like Topsy, a Twitter search engine that allows users to search Twitter content since 2006 by:

  • tweets
  • conversations
  • influencers
  • links
  • photos
  • video

Topsy front page


Is Your Library Cool?

In Check This Out on May 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Check out several new articles from on how libraries use social media.

A few Nebraska libraries made the lists! The Nebraska Library Commission (NLC) is ranked #6 in the “Most Social Media Friendly State Libraries for 2013” report. The University of Nebraska-Omaha, Criss Library is #18 in the “100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Libraries for 2013” report.



Do You Know Where to Go Vote?!

In Check This Out on November 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

November 6th is Election Day.  If you live in Nebraska and are wondering where to vote, check out the State of Nebraska VoterCheck website.  This resource lets users search for Vote Registration Information, Your Polling Place, Search Your Provisional Ballot and/or Search Your Absentee Ballot.

Interesting Data from Pew Research Center

In Check This Out on March 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Do you wonder how Millennials or Boomers are using technology or how the public really feels about this year’s election?  Good data can be a challenge to find; relevant data is a goldmine of information on trends, current events feedback and helpful numbers that start to explain what’s really going on.

The Pew Research Center website is full of data on numerous topics, there’s even a daily number that highlights trends.  Interested people can sign up for regular newsletters that include date from:

  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  • Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  • Pew Hispanic Center
  • Pew Global Attitudes Project
  • Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project

Other cool features include quizzes (How Millennial are You?), great graphics such as infographics, maps and numerous databases.