VALA2008 L Plate Session8


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MySpace, Facebook, Twiiter, Second Life, LinkedIn

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  • VALA2008 L Plate Session8

    1. 1. VALA L Plate Series Session 8   3.00 PM - 3.30 PM Social Networking David Feighan, Australian Tax Office & Dale Cousins, Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation
    2. 2. Social networking <ul><li>Web 2.0 contributions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twiiter, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scope of this session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over view from a users point of view, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend you look at Wikipedia entries, these are not covered in Learning 23 Things. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Social Networking Services <ul><li>Web based Social Networking services provide a collection of ways for users to interact , such as chat , messaging , email , video , voice chat , file sharing , blogging , discussion groups . </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see </li></ul><ul><li>We will focus on MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn. </li></ul>
    4. 4. MySpace <ul><li>MySpace is a large social networking website that is now owned by Newscorp. </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 1999, the 100 millionth account was created on 9 August 2006. The site reportedly attracts 230,000 new registrations per day. </li></ul><ul><li>As of 18 December 2007, there are over 200 million accounts. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see and </li></ul>
    5. 5. MySpace
    6. 6. Facebook <ul><li>Facebook is another very large and rapidly growing social networking website. Started in February 2004 and with more than 62 million active users, Facebook is valued at more than USD $ 8 Billion. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of libraries are linking into Facebook as it emerged out of the tertiary education sector. </li></ul><ul><li>With Facebook you can add applications such as a library catalogue or an ‘Ask a Librarian’ to your Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see http:// and </li></ul>
    7. 7. Facebook
    8. 8. Facebook Ask a Librarian Get help from librarians all over Florida using this application of Ask a Librarian. Ask a Librarian @ Your Library Get help from your school's librarian using this application of Ask a Librarian. Booth Library Ask?Away Having problems finding a book or article? No luck starting your research project? A librarian can help! Chat with a university librarian 24/7 on Ask?Away. LibGuides Librarian LibGuides Librarian enables librarians who use LibGuides to display their Guides on the Facebook profile page. Visitors to the librarian's Facebook profile will be able to jump directly to any of their published Guides. Librarian “ Find a lot of great information (and add to the growing list), plus automagically be directed to the right librarian for your questions.”
    9. 9. Facebook
    10. 10. LinkedIn <ul><li>LinkedIn is like MySpace and Facebook except it is focused on professionals and business people. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 as of January 2008, it had more than 17 million registered users, spanning 150 industries. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see and http:// </li></ul>
    11. 11. LinkedIn
    12. 12. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service </li></ul><ul><li>Users send and receive &quot;tweets“ (updates) via the Twitter website, SMS, instant message (IM) or a third-party application such as Twitteriffic </li></ul><ul><li>Tweets are text-based posts, up to 140 characters long </li></ul><ul><li>Your tweets can be public or limited to friends </li></ul>
    13. 13. Twitter
    14. 14. Second Life <ul><li>Second Life is an Internet-based virtual world launched in 2003, developed by Linden Research Inc. (commonly referred to as Linden Lab) </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a game, it does not have points, scores, winners or losers, levels, an end-strategy, or most of the other characteristics of games </li></ul>
    15. 15. Second Life <ul><li>In second life you have an avatar or representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You can make your avatar look exactly like you or nothing like you (l-r Mary, Alphonsus & Alexandro) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Second Life <ul><li>There are also many organisations in SL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News organisations – Reuters, the ABC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational institutions – Harvard, Edinburgh Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embassies – Sweden, Maldives, Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And of course libraries </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Second Life
    18. 18. VALA L Plate Series Questions