Managing the Flow of Information

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  • Started out by comparing notes on what we were reading, who we were following, sending each other links via email, signing up for highered news services like eduworld and lumina. Social Networking as defined by: Boyd, D. M., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html “We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site… "Networking" emphasizes relationship initiation, often between strangers.’ “ (Boyd & Ellison, 2007).
  • Point to make is the vast array of information sources and that they are available 24/7
  • Brief discussion on how everyone is curating their own newsfeeds, etc. (G. Siemens_TCC)Overlap between sites.Many of these terms are used interchangeably API – similar to OpenID – profiles, actions across sites, not product dependantAggregators we use:LinkedIN: aggregates info coming in and out--profile includes calendar, blog posts, presentations, updates--job information, news from connectionsTwitter: curating your own ‘news’ feed--individuals, organizations, groups that are talking about what you are interested in--multiple feeds through tools like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite--multiple conversations via hashtagsQuote from Alan Levine (@CogDog) at KU Village – when asked how he kept up with all of the information that is out there, he chuckled and replied “You can’t. What you can do is focus on the things that give you energy and… empower your work” and keep up with those.
  • Brief discussion on how everyone is curating their own newsfeeds, etc. (G. Siemens_TCC)Key to managing is creating your own – deciding what you want to know, who you want to follow, where the most current and relevant information is coming from and homing in on that – those sources
  • (Melissa will twitter folks to see which they prefer/use? – tweet from the session! - #aln2010 )An example of an aggregation tool that is based on Twitter – paper.liCan create a “newspaper” based on:Your tweets and those you follow – or another twitter user and those who followA specific hashtag – after this conference you might want to try this with #aln2010A Twitter “list” System creates a list of all links shared in the past 24 hours by the group you selected. For you to use and SHARE via URL
  • (Melissa will twitter folks to see which they prefer/use? – tweet from the session – #aln2010)A quick example – pulled resources and links being sent by me and my ‘followers’ includes chats, photos, links to conferences I have mentioned, related stories, … and of course, ads!
  • We will discuss the recommendations we want to make based on what we did.
  • We can compile notes on whiteboard/flipchart or slideshare or just note taking…..
  • Managing the Flow of Information

    1. 1. Managing the flow of information: Techniques for getting the most out of social networking sites<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />SLOAN-C 2010 Orlando, Florida<br />
    2. 2. The context<br />Who are we? <br />Why did we choose this topic? <br />What sites do we visit? <br />What is social networking?<br />
    3. 3. The problem? [24/7]<br />
    4. 4. Rogers Adoption/Innovation curve<br />Innovators<br />Early adopters<br />Early majority<br />Late majority<br />Laggards<br />Where are you on the continuum?<br />Rogers, E. M. (1995). Diffusion of Innovations (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press.<br />
    5. 5. The approach - techniques<br />Aggregators<br />RSS feeds<br />Hashtags<br />
    6. 6. The approach – make it yours<br />Personalization<br />Topics<br />Authors<br />Geographic area<br />Key words<br />Profile<br />For others to see<br />Joining in <br />Contribute!<br />
    7. 7. The approach – paper.li<br />
    8. 8. The approach – paper.li<br />
    9. 9. Recommendations<br />Twitter<br />Tweetdeck and Hootsuite<br />#lrnchat<br />Multiple Accounts<br />Meebo<br />Communities<br />LinkedIn Groups<br />Google Sites<br />
    10. 10. Your turn….<br />What sites do you use for professional information?<br />Do you use other/additional techniques that we didn't cover ?<br />What have you tried that didn't work?<br />Have you tried personalizing the aggregation?<br />Do you want to be an observer or do you want to engage?<br />
    11. 11. Contact Us!<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />Design Doc blog: http://mvenable.wordpress.com/<br />@Melissa_Venable<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br />ahilbelink@kaplan.edu<br />813-422-0543<br />@AHilbelink<br />

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