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15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Photo: Rows and Columns http://www.flickr.com/photos/48001773@N00/1750399718/ taken by Mark Skipper (Bitterjug) http://www.flickr.com/people/bitterjug/ This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Social Research Internet Librarian International 2010 #ili2010 Friday, 15 th October 2010 @karenblakeman http://twitter.com/karenblakeman
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It is where people share information and ask questions
Businesses and organisations now taking social media seriously
Search engines incorporating social media, networks and realtime data in results
Google – BP oil spill 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Results from Google News & blogs Latest results - rolling feed of headlines from Twitter, blogs, discussions
Google – BP oil spill 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Images Wikipedia article Blog posting listing videos YouTube video Results from my “social circle”: Twitter, RSS feeds, FriendFeed, Google Wave contacts etc.
Google results – a person (me!) 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Latest results. Rolling feed of headlines from Twitter, blogs, discussions About/CV page LinkedIn profile Slideshare profile
Google results – a person (me!) 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Blogger profile Twitter profile Yasni profile Mashed Library wiki activity Facebook profile
Be ruthless – if you keep marking a feed as read without reading it then delete it!
Be selective in who you follow, “friend”, add to network
make use of Twitter apps or desktop clients e.g. Tweetdeck to manage your Twitterstream and searches
you do not have to follow everyone who follows you
you do not have to read every single tweet in your Twitterstream (but do make sure you keep on top of your ‘mentions’, public replies and direct messages (DMs)
Managing your tweets 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Private direct messages (DMs) deleted from this image Columns for people I’m following, people who refer to me or publicly reply to me, private direct messages, searches (mashliv), selected tweeters
Yet more columns 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk Search on my name/company (what are people saying about me?), monitoring other organisations, follow groups or individual people
and finally....the best form of social research! 15/10/10 www.rba.co.uk http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamin2/4329193427/ Taken by Benjamin Ellis http://benjaminellis.org/