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Environmental Studies: Social Media

Resources for the study of environment, place, and culture

Environmental Studies Feeds

The Environmental Studies Google RSS Feed contains regularly-updating sources of information.  You can add this feed bundle to your own feed reader.  For more information on RSS feeds, visit the Building RSS Feeds page.

ES Wikis

Wikis are collaborative tools where people exchange information, interact with one another, and get organized.  The most famous wiki is Wikipedia, but there are others that will help you find information about religion and culture.

Environmental Studies on Facebook

Any organization worth its salt will have a Facebook presence.  Simply visit these pages and "like" the organization or publication. Then, regular updates will appear in your news stream.

Using Social Media to find Environmental Studies Resources

Most of us use social media every day.  We keep up with friends, entertain ourselves, follow celebrities, or stay current on what's happening in the world.  It's important to realize that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aren't just ways to connect with friends.  We can use social media networks to find information for our courses and our lives as well. 

On this page, you'll find ideas for incorporating a variety of social media platforms into your information seeking and research processes.  In particular, you'll find ready-made content streams that you can plug into the following platforms:

  • Google RSS Reader
  • Twitter
  • iTunes
  • YouTube

You'll also discover ways to discover how to have information come to you from the best sources online including:

  • Web-only publications
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Video channels

You might find that much of the information is duplicated across platforms, and that's okay.  You don't need to follow the same organization on Twitter, Facebook, Google RSS and YouTube (although you are welcome to do so).  Instead, use the network that already fits within your online interactions.

Please note that the lists and resources on this page are not meant to be final or authoratative.  They are starting places, from which you can build resources and customize your information.  If you have questions about any of the content, or about social media in general, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian at Carmichael.  You also might want to explore our other subject guides on interactions with social media.

Periodic Table of the Social Web has created this infographc, a guide to the social media landscape.

Watching Videos in Environmental Studies

Online videos are great ways of circulating ideas on the environment and culture.  Below is a TED Talk, which features Alex Steffan on urban ecology and the potential for cities to bring about climate restoration. RSS Feed - "Environment" Tag is one of several popular and useful social bookmarking sites online.  You may also be familiar with Stumbleupon or Reddit.  Use these services to organize information you come across, discover new information, and share information with friends and fellow students.  For more information, you may want to visit our Social Bookmarking subject guide.  Note:  The Carmichael Library does not control the content of this feed.

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