Wordless Wednesday in the radio archives #blogjune

Rededication – A SnapChat story


​Music: Breyten Breytenbach – Rededication 

Two Snaps from a SnapChat story I made today!

My SnapChat  username: karentoittoit

Two SnapChat accounts that show how it’s done

I have been trying to get more accustomed with SnapChat, and have found two accounts that really show how it should be done.

Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. She researches SnapChat and has made great discoveries along the way.

See: Information about the Snapchat Narratives Research Project


John Stanmeyer is a photographer who also works for National geographic. His son told him about SnapChat and the power of narratives and storytelling. It really is a treat following his Snaps each day!

Can you suggest more accounts worth following that uses the distinct features of the platform to it’s full potential?




Blogging in June – I have signed up #blogjune

The BlogJune initiative is a great way to get your blogging out of the starting block, or getting the blogging mojo back!



I will try my utmost this year to complete it for 30 days running!

Who’s doing the challenge as well?

2015 in review on Karen’s 23 Mobile Things

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 550 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Blogging for Librarians

Blogs for Librarians slidesThe Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) did a series of five webinars about Social Media for Librarians.

The presentation on Blogs for Librarians was done by me on 25 November 2015.

The webinar was recorded as well: Blogs for Librarians: Karen du Toit

The importance of blogging for librarians cannot be emphasized enough! Through blogging you have direct access to your communities. Your communities are online, and they are searching for your services on the Internet!

It is time for Africa’s libraries to get on board as well!

Being a global librarian is a choice – Jan Holmquist

 I love this quote by Jan Holmquist: 

“Global librarian is not a title – it is a choice.”

Jan Holmquist shares his slides from here: EduTech presentation in Brisbane