Intro to Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest

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Intro to Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest

  1. 1. Intro to Social Networking Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest 1
  2. 2. What Are We Talking About? 2
  3. 3. …In Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/video/twitter http://www.commoncraft.com/video/social-networking-facebook-0 Source: CommonCraft http://www.commoncraft.com/video/social-media 3
  4. 4. Facebook • October 2003—Facemash • February 2004—The Facebook – Exclusively for Harvard students – Gradually expanded to other universities • September 2006—Facebook open to everyone 13+ • February 2012—Facebook IPO Mark Zuckerberg, Founder 4
  5. 5. Facebook You are not the customer. You are the product. How does Facebook make money? 5
  6. 6. Facebook What’s all this, then? 6
  7. 7. Facebook What’s all this, then? 7
  8. 8. Facebook What’s all this, then? Tags Like, Comment & Share 8
  9. 9. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 9
  10. 10. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 10
  11. 11. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 11
  12. 12. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 12
  13. 13. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 13
  14. 14. Facebook Privacy Status: It’s Complicated 14
  15. 15. Facebook • Interact! Like, comment and share others’ content. • Share photos, graphics, memes, videos and interesting articles. • Add your two cents on what you’re sharing. • Use Facebook to coordinate events. • Schedule times to browse and post to Facebook. Tips for Success 15
  16. 16. Twitter • July 2006—Twitter site launched • Built on SMS (Short Message Service) technology—same as text messages • March 2007—Twitter popularity explodes at SXSW Interactive • 2012—Twitter has 500 million users posting 340 million tweets per day • Nov 2013—Twitter IPO Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass, Founders 16
  17. 17. Twitter • How does Twitter make money? – Promoted accounts, tweets and trends – Twitter ads not as sophisticated as Facebook • Twitter is still recording net losses.  • Analysts believe as Twitter’s user base grows, so will ad revenue. No money? No problem. 17
  18. 18. Twitter What are these Twits talking about? 18
  19. 19. Twitter Rules? What rules? 19
  20. 20. Twitter Privacy & Security Settings 20
  21. 21. Twitter Beware of bots! Watch out for: • New followers who look like this • @replies from users who look like this • ANY link from someone you don’t know • Unusual/suspicious DMs from people you follow, especially if they contain links – Hey, I saw this funny pic of you! – Have you tried this? 21
  22. 22. Twitter • Interact! Retweet, quote tweet and mention often. • Follow people who talk about topics that interest you. • Join conversations using existing hashtags or invent your own. • Share videos, infographics and articles—timely/breaking news is preferable. • Live tweet events you’re attending. – Mention handles of speakers you’re quoting. – Look for established event hashtags, use popular hashtags, or make one up. – Tweet photos. – Tweet before, during and after. • Don’t feed the trolls. Tips for Success 22
  23. 23. Pinterest • December 2009 – Pinterest launched • March 2010 – Closed Beta version – Was invitation-only – Nine months later, 10,000 users • December 2011 – The site became one of the top 10 largest social network services with 11 million total visits per week Ben Silbermann, Founder 23
  24. 24. Pinterest • http://www.pinterest.com • Pinterest is a Virtual Bulletin Board • It allows you organize and share all of the beautiful things you find on the Internet • More specifically, you can share images of ideas and inspirations that you come across in your web browsing. What is it? 24
  25. 25. Terminology • Pin – A pin is an image added to Pinterest. You can link to an image from a web site or upload it from your computer • Repin – Once something is pinned, it can then be repined by other Pinterest users. This is how content is spread virally, similar to a retweet on Twitter. • Board – This is where your pins live. You can have separate boards for subjects. Pinterest 25
  26. 26. You can setup your login to be a stand-alone account, or use it in combination with your Facebook or Twitter login. Pinterest How do you sign up? 26
  27. 27. Source: Mashable.com 27
  28. 28. • Here are a few examples taken from the Pinterest website (http://pinterest.com/about): Redecorate your Home! Joy uses Pinterest to save decorating ideas for her new home in LA. She saves patterns, furniture, and accessories that catch her eye. Plan a Wedding! Divya and Ben use Pinterest to plan their wedding. Their Moms can leave comments about the dresses, flowers, and ties they pin up. Pinterest Why would I use it? What’s it used for? 28
  29. 29. • Pin directly to the URL you are pinning a picture from. For example, if you are pinning from a blog, pin directly to the blog post. This eliminates the need to scroll through a bunch of content to find the photo originally pinned. • Do not copy word-for-word the content from another website in your pin’s description. This can constitute as copyright infringement and also, occupy too much space on your board. Source: TheNestEffect.com Pinterest Helpful Tips 29
  30. 30. • Organize your boards – setup individual boards based on topics or content. This eliminates the “endless scroll”. • Add the “Pin It” button to your Toolbar. This is a utility provided for free by Pinterest and can be downloaded at http://pinterest.com/about/goodies Source: TheNestEffect.com Pinterest Helpful Tips 30
  31. 31. How to Pin something to your board • Click the add button • When the pop-up “Add” box comes up, select the type of pin you will be adding . You can add a pin from a URL or upload one from your computer. Pinterest “Live Demo” 31
  32. 32. Add a pin from a URL (http:// address) Create a new pinboard. Upload a pin (picture) from your computer’s hard drive Pinterest “Live Demo” 32
  33. 33. Adding a Pin from a URL. Type the URL in the box and what images are available will appear. Drop the box down to select the board you want to pin it to, or type a new name to create a new board. Click “Pin It” and then select which board you want. You can also opt to share the pin with Twitter and Facebook if you linked the accounts. Pinterest “Live Demo” 33
  34. 34. Select the “Upload Pin” button if you want to share an image that resides on your computer. Click the browse button to Locate the image on your Computer’s hard drive After you locate the image, a preview of the picture will appear in the window below the browse button. Select the board you want to place the Image on and add a description. Click the pin it button when Complete and share on Twitter and/or Facebook if desired. Pinterest “Live Demo” 34
  35. 35. How to create a new board… -Click the “Create Board” button -Select a board name -Select a board category -Select who is allowed to pin to the board -Click “Create Board” Pinterest “Live Demo” 35
  36. 36. You can find friends underneath the profile Menu (the one that has your name). All of your stats can be found on the stat bar when clicking on the “Boards” menu option. Example – I have 8 boards which contain 136 pins. I have liked 1 board. I have 15 followers and 43 others are following me. **You can also edit your profile and check the activity from the stat bar. Pinterest Finding/Following Friends” 36
  37. 37. Using the search box in the upper left hand corner, type in a subject you wish to search for. Pins matching the description will be returned. If you see something that interests you, you can choose to “Repin” the item to your board, like the pin (similar to Liking something on Facebook) or Comment on the pin. Likes, Repins and Comments will appear below the photo You can choose to search Pins, Boards or People by clicking the links under the search bar. Pinterest How to Search 37
  38. 38. • There is an app for Pinterest which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play for Android. The cost is FREE. Pinterest Is There an App for that? 38
  39. 39. Other Cool Pinterest Tools/Goodies • Tailwind– http://www.tailwindapp.com/pinreach • Snapito – http://snapito.com • Pinstamatic – http://pinstamatic.com • URL2Pin.it – http://url2pin.it Tailwind is your source for Pinterest influence and analytics. Takes screen shots and turns them into pins. Incorporates a screen grab tool, adds "sticky note" images for pinning text, and a Twitter profile card pin-maker. Take a screenshot of an entire website and pin it Source: Mashable.com 39
  40. 40. Thank You! Samantha Estey refdesk@simslib.org 40

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