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First in a summer tutorial series about social media. Goes over blogging vs. microblogging and the various platforms that can be used for each.

First in a summer tutorial series about social media. Goes over blogging vs. microblogging and the various platforms that can be used for each.



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  • Blogging and Vlogging—Ask if anyone knows what Blogging stands for Web Log, Journal etc.
  • Many of these also offer Content Management Systems/Web Content Management Systems-- a computer application used to manage work flow needed to collaboratively create, edit, review, index, search, publish and archive various kinds of digital media and electronic text
  • Twitter started in 2006. Talk about Twitter as a headline feed and a conversation. Twitter creates your one personal homepage, talk about customizing that page.
  • Go over how to find out who is following you and who you are following Don’t forget to talk about looking at who is mentioning you.
  • HootSuite: Manage multiple Twitter Accounts

Blogs and Microblogs Blogs and Microblogs Presentation Transcript

  • Information Networks Blogging and Microblogging
  • Sorting through it all… Photos, Videos, Art, Livecasting, Audio/Music Personal, Professional, Events Journals, Social Bookmarking, Reviews/Opinions, Info, Forums, Aggregators Virtual Worlds, Game Sharing, Online Gaming, Browser Games Social Information Entertainment Media
  • Blogging/Vlogging 1994: First Blog created by Justin Hall 1999: Blogger created. Free, user friendly blog creation Web site. Term “Blogging” is coined. 2005: Huffington Post: Blogs become more than just opinions. 2002: Blog Ads, Bloggers turn blogging into $
  • Getting Started…
  • Blogging Etiquette
    • Be Honest
      • Disclose, disclose, disclose
    • Be Genuine
    • Would you say it to their face? Be Nice !
    • Attribute
    • Respond to Comments
  • Successful Blogging
    • Blog with a Purpose and Focus
    • Participate in the Blogging Community
    • Live Blog
    • Connectivity (RSS, Blog Roll)
    • Respond to Comments
  • Strategic Use
    • Tracking and Searching the Blogosphere
      • Technorati
      • Google Blog Search
      • Ice Rocket
      • Twitter
    • Examples
      • Mashable
      • Huffington Post
  • Microblogging Plurk Jaiku (Google)
  • Why is it called Microblogging?
  • Twitter Jargon Tweeter/Twitterer Tweeple/Tweeps Tweeting Tweet Twitterverse/Twitosphere Twitterati Tweetup/TweetIn Twitter Stream Collection of tweets, in reverse chronological order Twitter User Posting messages on Twitter Message posted to Twitter A-List Twitterers, often celebrities. People on Twitter; Twitter + People Twitter + Meetup; social gathering organized via Twitter The entire collection of Tweeters using Twitter; the Twitter community
  • Opinions Questions Information Needs Conversation Ideas Sharing
  • Tweeting
    • 140 Characters including spaces
    • Post thoughts, ideas, comments
    • Post video ( Twiddeo ), photos ( TwitPic ) or links ( tiny.url or )
    • Have a conversation (Reply)
    • Direct Messages (DM)
    • Retweeting (RT)= re-posting other peoples tweets
  • More on Tweets
    • Hashtags -Tagging Tweets. Include #topic to add your tweet to a category.
    • Searching
    • Trending Topics
    • Favorites: You can favorite posts and view other peoples favorites
  • Following and Being Followed
    • Finding people to Follow
      • Who are other people following?
      • Searching (Twitter and Twellowhood )
    • Blocking Followers
    • Removing tweeters your following
    • Follow Friday
  • Managing Twitter Twhirl: Desktop application. Tweet Deck: Organize Twitter. Also connects to Facebook. HootSuite: Manage multiple Twitter accounts Seesmic Desktop
  • The Fail Whale
  • Twitter Applications & Help Applications