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Good read on the vulnerabilities of public scholarship when it collides with social media.
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Thanks for posting this Karen. I like the emphasis to this post places on social media literacy for "faculty" as a unit of analysis. I'm curious what +Nancy J. Smyth​ thinks about this in light of her long standing efforts to increase use of tech amongst her faculty. 
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Join us for a chat with guest expert Michael Brooks as we discuss building common ground between micro and macro social work practice. Our chat partner will be Michael Brooks, MSW, BCD, the Directo...
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FYI! Lots of good info in this article about improving discharge planning and technology. And I was interviewed! 😄
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FYI come join the conversation - one of our most popular chat topics returns with guest hosts +Jimmy Young and +Laurel Iverson Hitchcock!
(Reposted from: 3/12/15 #MacroSW Twitter Chat: Inequality for All - MSW@USC) The wealth gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached a record high. According to a recen...
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A constant topic here in Boston lately. 😀 Money quote: "When officials in Austin, Texas, commissioned researchers to engage the public in social media conversations about proposed public transportation plans, they couldn’t keep up with the 49,400 social media messages received over the two-month trial period." How would you manage and make sense of 49,400 tweets?
Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.
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Just read the article.  1). As a Philly resident I was proud of SEPTA's approach to Twitter responses. Seems like one of the few good governmental ideas coming out of this city. 2) Transportation systems could reduce the number of tweets they need to respond to by requiring geolocation for complaints (i.e. we have to know you are on our transportation system in order to respond to your tweet). 3) Install AI software to filter the most important words (e.g. "theft" "missed stop" and "amazing" and "grateful "etc). Float those to the top for review / response. 
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This Thursday at 9pm EST on Twitter!
Join us on Thursday January 8th for #MacroSW Chats on Twitter. We will be discussing #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter.
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Thank you as always for being a fan, for loving dessert as much as I do, and for visiting! This blog has always been a labor of love and while it has been a year of transition for me, writing here has always been a fun escape and provided much solace and co...
Thank you as always for being a fan, for loving dessert as much as I do, and for visiting! This blog has always been a labor of love and while it has been a year of transition for me, writing here has always been a fun escape...
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On Twitter this Thursday night!
Join us for a chat with guest expert Michael Brooks as we discuss building common ground between micro and macro social work practice. Our chat partner will be Michael Brooks, MSW, BCD, the Directo...
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Please join us on Twitter this Thursday night! Special welcome to new chat partner and group member +Laurel Iverson Hitchcock  :)
Reposted from: #MacroSW Chat April 9th 9:00pm EST Norfolk State University and University of Oklahoma | srbrady78. On April 9th from 9-10PM EST, social work students from Norfolk State University a...
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Our chats with classes and students tweeting are some of our most active, engaging, and fun -  if you would like to propose a chat and bring students please let me know! Chat archive now available: https://storify.com/poliSW/privilege-difference 
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Money quote: "I have come to the conclusion that Facebook is a lifestyle magazine featuring my friends, who are doing it better than me."
Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression. A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that h...
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Genius. 
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FYI! Normally I don't post about our Twitter chats here unless the topic is specifically related to technology, but we have been having fun recruiting folks to lead chat topics related to macro social work practice. If you are interested in hosting a #MacroSW  Twitter chat, or serving as a macro social work guest expert for a future chat, please email me at karen@karenzgoda.org. 
#MacroSW Chat February 26 at 9 P.M. EST: How Social Workers Can Engage Congress in the Pursuit of Social Justice | Network for Social Work Management. On Thursday, February 26 at 9:00 P.M. EST, the...
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I can't imagine that there would be a connection between technology and macro social work... :-). Thanks for the post. 
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Getting ready for SSWR - presenting Saturday! #sswr2015
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ABD, Researcher, Social Worker, Informavore, INFJ, Writer, Book Nerd & Food Blogger
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My research interests are the role of technology in social work, the effects of information communications technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet and email, poverty and class, aging, social informatics, socioeconomic development, public policy, and community practice.
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