What Exactly is Social Web Q and A?

Today, everything about the web is social, and Social Web Q and A is here to help you make sense of it all.

Whether you’re creating a blog, connecting with professional contacts online, or just using the latest technologies to share content, learn new things, and interact with friends, you’re using the tools of the social web.

But when online searches bring back millions of results and with endless notifications and streams of social network feeds coming at you, the glut of information can be overwhelming and can lead to confusion, frustration, and indecision.

My name is Andrew Walsh and I’m an academic instruction librarian and author of Social Web Savvy: The New Skills You Need to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age. (I also write about local history and new development for DaytonVistas.com.)

Here at Social Web Q and A my goal is to help you develop the new set of skills that we all need to be informed participants in the information age.

These skills include how to search more effectively (which goes way beyond Google), how to organize your incoming information and be more productive online, and how to decide who and what to trust online.

Social Web Q and A articles cover such topics as blogging, social media, technology and search engines. I am especially interested in the effects of the social web on education and business, and strive to go beyond a simple regurgitation of news and facts and dig much deeper into the background and context of these themes, as well as the social and cultural issues at stake.


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If you have a question about the social web that we haven’t yet covered, simply ask us, either here on the site or on Twitter. We’ll write a post with a detailed answer!

Finally, you can read more about my ideas in my book Savvy for the Social Web. I’d love to hear what you think of it!