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  • 1. Using social media to create your own Personal Learning Network Phil Bradley Christmas Study Day for the Library and Information Health Network North West
  • 2.  
  • 3. How to get hold of me
    • Links for this presentation are at: http://slidesha.re/gZCGKC
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • http://www.philb.com
    • Landline number
    • Mobile phone number
    • Fax number
  • 4. Via social media
    • http://www.netvibes.com/philbradley
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley
    • http://www.youtube.com/philbradleyuk
    • http://www.facebook.com/philipbradley
    • http://www.delicious.com/philbradley
    • http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley
    • http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/phil-bradley/0/485/904
  • 5. Still more...
    • http://www.twitter.com/philbradley
    • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com
    • http://www.diigo.com/user/philbradley
    • http://philbradley.blogspot.com/
    • http://philbradley.deviantart.com/
    • http://philbradley.livejournal.com/
    • http://www.ustream.tv/user/philbradley
  • 6. Yes, I know, I know...
    • http://twitpic.com/photos/philbradley
    • http://yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=philbradley
    • http://vodpod.com/philbradley
    • http://philbradley.posterous.com/
    • http://foursquare.com/philbradley
    • http://technorati.com/people/philbradley
  • 7. <Blush>
    • http://www.quora.com/Phil-Bradley
    • http://friendfeed.com/philbradley
    • http://wefollow.com/philbradley
    • http://claimid.com/philbradley
    • http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/Philbradley/
    • http://cheezburger.com/Philb
  • 8. But NOT...
    • http://www.myspace.com/philbradley
    • http://www.hulu.com/profiles/philbradley
    • http://www.flixster.com/user/philbradley
    • http://www.last.fm/user/philbradley
    • http://en.netlog.com/philbradley
    • https://picasaweb.google.com/philbradley/
  • 9. And I’m not sure about:
    • http://digg.com/philbradley
  • 10. Namechk.com
  • 11. http://www.theconversationprism.com/
  • 12. Why would you want a PLN?
    • Share information
    • Ask/Answer questions
    • Adjunct to training, though not a replacement
    • A broader perspective
  • 13.  
  • 14.  
  • 15. http://briansolis.posterous.com/over-48-hours-of-video-is-uploaded-to-youtube
  • 16. What are the dangers of using social media?
    • If you get involved in social media you may do something you’ll later regret
  • 17. What are the dangers of NOT using social media?
    • You will damage your reputation. Worse, you won’t have a reputation at all.
    • You will not be taken seriously.
    • You will not keep up to date.
    • You will be out of the loop. For good.
  • 18.  
  • 19. The traditional approach
  • 20. How do you start? How do you start?
  • 21.  
  • 22.  
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25. Twitter
  • 26. Follow the people the people you follow follow!
  • 27. WeFollow
  • 28. Twitter search
  • 29. Great for conferences!
  • 30. And then...
    • Start tweeting!
    • Ask questions
    • Answer questions
    • Let people know what you think
    • Find out what others think
    • Refine your contacts – follow more people, unfollow others
  • 31. Social networks
    • Not ‘social’ ‘PROFESSIONAL’!
    • Have more than one ‘face’; professional and social
    • More informal, but never forget the privacy angle!
  • 32. Facebook
    • Forget “Friends”
    • Facebook is becoming a search engine
    • Facebook pages are slowly replacing the website in some instances
    • Status updates are like press releases!
  • 33.  
  • 34. Great for conferences!
  • 35. Google+ A quick overview
  • 36. Photographs
  • 37. Profile
  • 38. Edit your profile!
  • 39. Edit your profile! Introduction Placed lived Bragging rights Home/Work Occupation Looking for Employment Gender Education Profile discovery
  • 40. Check your profile!
  • 41. Circles
  • 42. More circles
  • 43. LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/
  • 44. CILIP Communities http://communities.cilip.org.uk/
  • 45. Quora http://www.quora.com/
  • 46. Yahoo Answers
  • 47. Other networks http://www.ning.com/ http://www.library20.org/ http://learningplace.com.au/ http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/
  • 48. http://www.lostzombies.com/ http://www.zombiefriends.com/ http://www.zombiepassions.com/
  • 49. Bookmarking Services http://www.delicious.com/network/Philbradley
  • 50. Diigo groups http://groups.diigo.com/group/classroom20
  • 51. Teachmeets http://www.teachmeet.org.uk/
  • 52. Librarian teachmeets http://hudteachmeet.blogspot.com/ http://livlibteachmeet.blogspot.com/ http://www.camlibtm.info/ http://www.ldnlibtm.info/
  • 53. Mashed Library events
    • Mashed Library is about “bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology.”
    • Pancakes and Mash (Lincoln) March 2011
    • Haggis and Mash (Edinburgh) January 2011
    • Chips and Mash (Huddersfield) July 2010
    • Liver and Mash (Liverpool) May 2010
    • http://www.mashedlibrary.com/
  • 54. Chatrooms http://tinychat.com/ http://www.chatzy.com/
  • 55. Weblogs
    • You have something to say, something to share
    • You don’t have to write every day
    • Include a wide variety of content
    • Commenting on other blogs is just as important
  • 56. Specific blogs/sites http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/
  • 57. Voices for the library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress/
  • 58. LIS New Professionals network http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/
  • 59. RSS to keep on top http://www.google.com/reader/
  • 60. Use news collation services Flipboard http://flipboard.com/ Pulse news http://www.alphonsolabs.com
  • 61. Zite
  • 62. Zite top stories
  • 63. FlipBoard
  • 64.  
  • 65. Pulse News
  • 66.  
  • 67. Scoop.it
  • 68. XYDO brief
  • 69. Communities
  • 70. News.me
  • 71. News.me
  • 72. Or Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com/
  • 73. Wikis http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbworks.com/ http://www.libsuccess.org/ http://uklibraryblogs.pbworks.com/
  • 74. Sharing documents
  • 75. Multimedia http://www.slideshare.net/
  • 76. YouTube http://www.youtube.com/
  • 77. FindHow: the How-To search engine
  • 78. FindHow: writing and speaking
  • 79. Photographs
  • 80. TED Talks http://www.ted.com/talks
  • 81. Train yourself, train others http://www.mikogo.com/ http://www.wiziq.com
  • 82. Not forgetting search!
  • 83. Social Search Engines
  • 84. Icerocket
  • 85. Blekko
  • 86. Remember Creative Commons!
  • 87. It’s not always work!
    • Washing machines
    • Abandoned mental hospitals
    • Though they’re not necessarily mutually exclusive...
  • 88. http://www.flickr.com/photos/howzey/3463730614/
  • 89. Final thoughts
    • Take any and every opportunity
    • It’s YOUR responsibility
    • It’s 24/7
    • Go to where the conversations are
    • ENJOY!
  • 90. Over to you...
    • What resource(s) interested or excited you?
    • What are you going to change?
    • How will THIS group proceed?
  • 91. Credits and thanks to:
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/padorange/2580180117/ (conference image)
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5167671844/ (email image)
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvdmerwe/779224087/ (training course)
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwalker/3749673425/ (engine start)
    • http://jurylaw.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/math_blocks_stockxpertcom_id104816_size1.jpg (number blocks)
    • http://cheezburger.com/View/4558569984 (lolcat)
    • http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/17ac52cb-fabe-4b3b-ace4-3f8356dafbea.jpg (lolcat)