So I’ve decided to make 2013 the year of social media for me.
Reading some of Debbie Lupton‘s media work I was inspired to think that this might be a great way to a) develop some interesting collaborations with like-minded people around the globe (too ambitious?) b) organise what is becoming a plethora of on-line media resources into something that is both useful and interesting to me, and c) explore some of the creative thinking that’s now all over the web.
So I’m starting by picking some key social media resources and throwing myself into using them. I’m going to commit to:
- This WordPress blog
- My Facebook page for keeping in touch with family and friends and posting about what I’m doing in my life away from physio/work
- A microblogging site…my choice is Twitter for now
- The multimedia portal Tumblr for audio/video content
- Flickr and Pinterest for posting images
So far this is all pretty standard fare.
For exploring the creativity of the web I’ve decided to start with a pretty restricted portfolio because there is a hell of a lot of dross that one could easily waste time with. I’m looking for places where I’ll be drawn back, inspired and invigorated rather than sites that simply pass the time. So I’m going to concentrate on:
- Flipboard as a personal interest aggregator
- Longform and Arts and Letters Daily for stimulating ideas
- Vimeo and Showyou for video
- Soundcloud and Last.fm for the all important music (not really enjoying Spotify yet)
I’m not going to spend time in sites like Reddit (news) or Youtube (video) for reasons I’ve explained above. I haven’t mentioned any specific sites either, because I’ll be pointing to these on the blog as time goes by but I will be using Stumbleupon which I’ve really enjoyed so far.
What I’m interested in is collaboration, organisation and creativity. Some of this will be channelled into thinking about critical physiotherapy.
I’m keen to know if any of you use other sites or tools for these purposes and if so maybe make some recommendations.