Colin Rhinesmith

University of Illinois , Champaign IL
I am a PhD student in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, I was Community Media & Technology Manager for CCTV.
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July 28, 2010 - 2:44pm Over the past two years, I've been compiling links to social media resources from around the web. Here's my list that features content from a number of sites, including Socialbrite, Mashable, and Engadget. I've also included a link to my bookmarks at I hope you find them useful. Please share your own links in the comments section at the bottom of the post. 2009 * 5 steps to a successful social media strategy * 5 Tips for Optimizing Your Brand’s Facebook Presence * HOW TO: Manage Multiple Social Media Profiles * 10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed * Social Media Tracking Tools * Why Organizational Simplicity Is Key To Social Media Strategy Success 2010 * Social media for nonprofits: Where to start? * 21 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed * How-to: Effectively manage your Facebook privacy settings with three simple lists * Social Media Nonprofit Benchmarks * Colin Rhinesmith's socialmedia Bookmarks read more
June 22, 2010 - 2:08pm Step 1: Open an account at & upload some photos. Benefits include: • Free photo hosting • Auto photo resizing • Easy photo sharing on CCTV blog • Auto slideshow generation by tag (category), etc. Step 2: Choose the photo on Flickr that you want displayed at the top of your blog post. Click on the photo. Above the photo, select "actions," then "View all sizes". Step 3: Select the Medium (500 x 375) photo and click on “Download the Medium Size” & save to Desktop. Step 4: Log in to and Create New Blog Entry. Step 5: Navigate to "imagefield" in your blog entry and use “upload a new image” to upload your Flickr photo located your Desktop. Click Submit. Step 6: To insert another photo within your blog entry, select your photo on Flickr. Above the image, click the arrow to right of facebook and twitter icons. Step 7: Click “Grab the HTML/BBCode” and change size to Small (240x141) from the drop down and then copy the code in the field following “Grab the HTML/BBCode”. Make sure "HTML" is selected. Step 8: Navigate back to your blog entry at and insert the copied code into your blog post where you'd like it to appear. Step 9: Make... read more
May 27, 2010 - 12:31pm Protesters marched through Central Square today on their way to the State House for a rally against recent cuts to health care benefits for Shaws warehouse workers. The photo above shows striking workers outside CCTV following an earlier protest outside a Shaws Somerville branch in Twin Cities today. See more photos of the protesters outside CCTV. For more on this story, visit the Justice at Shaws website organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. (Photo above is licensed by CCTV under a Creative Commons license) read more
March 5, 2010 - 4:21pm Youth Media Program participants at Cambridge Community Television tell Congress and the FCC why Net Neutrality matters for the future of the Internet. Learn more at read more
January 29, 2010 - 3:48pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Cara Bayles shares her video from the January 9th Flu Clinic sponsored by the Cambridge Public Health Department. Karen Klinger interviews Harvard University anthropologist Richard Wrangham about How Humans Evolved Through Cooking. Siobhan Bredin previews the Cambridge Arts Council's Opening Reception in the CAC Gallery with 100 works by 100 Artists. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. read more
January 26, 2010 - 7:48pm On January 21, 2010, CCTV offered a workshop for Cambridge Nonprofits and City Departments, entitled "Introduction to Developing a Social Media Strategy for Cambridge Nonprofit Organizations." Workshop details: "This workshop is designed to help you develop a social media workflow for your organization. Topics include: how to develop a communications strategy, how to generate followers and stimulate discussion, how to create a social media identity, how to manage your time, and how to measure success. Examples will be presented at every stage to help you envision a successful strategy using social media tools." Upcoming Training Opportunities: Cambridge Non-Profits & City Agencies Applications Due February 1st! During the Digital Media Fellowship, running from February through May 2010, representatives from Cambridge non-profits will receive training in a small group to produce media for their organizations. Participants in CCTV's Media Fellowship Program Will: · Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to produce effective digital media for television and the Internet; · Develop media-oriented relationships with CCTV and others; · Produce several finished pieces including a... read more
January 22, 2010 - 1:02pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Toni Bee Brooks shares video from last week's event at 119 Windsor Street in the Area 4 neighborhood on Helping Haitians find Answers. Mark Jaquith announces the upcoming East End House & East Cambridge Planning Team's Community Ice Skating Party. Siobhan Bredin announces more Free Flu Shot Clinics on January 20 & 27. Learn how you can make media for NeighborMedia Cambridge. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org read more
January 11, 2010 - 5:38pm Step 1: Visit Step 2: Download a PDF application Step 3: Complete the form and return to CCTV at 438 Mass Ave in Central Square! read more
December 29, 2009 - 5:37pm Recently, I found this map of public computing facilities in Spokane County, Washington through the The Inland Northwest Community Access Network (TINCAN) website. I thought we needed a map like this here in Cambridge, so I created a map of Public Computers in Cambridge using Map Most of the listings come from the City's Free Public Access to Computers document (PDF attached below). If there's a public computer facility in Cambridge that's not on the list, please send me an email at colin (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org and I'll try to add it to the map. read more
December 23, 2009 - 3:27pm Colin Rhinesmith, Community Media Coordinator for Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) talks about NeighborMedia, CCTV's civic journalism program on BeLive!. This program was recorded on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at CCTV. For more information, visit read more