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Being somewhat familiar with Wikipedia, I had a look at the Wikimedia foundation home page and was quite astounded at the large range of free items available. I simply was not aware of the depth and range of resources available. Some resources wer…

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It’s only because of lockdowns associated with the spread of COVID-19 that I’ve used the Videoconferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. We’ve had a few teething problems with the set up, but after that, the tools have worked very well. …

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I was surprised at the sheer number of options that are available in “Basic Privacy Settings and Tools”. When I investigated I found that a number of private contact details that I don’t want widely known were available to those who are Facebook friend…

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  I opted not to set up a Twitter account as I had never really used this form of communication previously and I wanted to have a browse first. I searched on library related subjects allied to my current role as a Resource (read Metadata) Libraria…

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 This was an insightful topic. As someone who has no accessibility issues with using online material, it was good to be reminded that online content should be accessible for those who have such issues. I put a number of University home page w…

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I must admit that I had previously not given much thought to the use of emoji’s/emoticons online. It seems reasonable to me to expand the range of possible emoticons to include people previously excluded from representation.  Now I’m just wai…

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Thing 4 : Digital SecurityAnother good overview on Digital Security, this time related to mobile phones. I hadn’t gone into my apps to check the permissions that I’d given, so now this is something I’m more aware of and will review regularly. It’s also…

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Thing 3: Digital Footprint – a good overview of how to create and maintain an appropriate Digital Footprint,  especially from a Professional perspective. I did Google myself, first using my full name “Stephen Grasso” – a reference to me came up on…

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It’s only the beginning …

Greetings and salutations — this is my first foray into the wonderful world of blogging – I’m doing this as part of my self-paced exploration of 23 things from the University of Edinburgh in order to become more digitally dextrous!I’m hoping to expand…

It’s only the beginning …