Social media tips

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For a presentation to UVM's CESS Communications committee, 7/27/11.

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  • Pull up: http://www.uvm.edu/tiie/?Page=articles.html&SM=resourcemenu.htmlTo see the search widget in action
  • Demonstration? http://www.uvm.edu/tiie/?Page=twitter.html
  • Go to live demonstrationhttp://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23elearning
  • Pause for demonstration
  • Live demo as necessary
  • You can have the slideshow run on the page: http://www.uvm.edu/tiie/?Page=news_archive.htmlOr you can let it open up on people’s browsers: http://www.uvm.edu/tiie/newsletters/7_11_11.html
  • Social media tips

    1. 1. Using social media with UVM websites<br />twitter<br />flickr<br />video<br />add this <br />http://www.slideshare.net/TarrantInstitute<br />
    2. 2. Twitter:<br />Easy to create and embed customized widgets in UVM web templates<br />Get self-updating content created by other people<br />Control almost everything<br />
    3. 3.
    4. 4. How?<br />http://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Profile widget: one person’s tweets<br />
    7. 7. Just copy and paste:<br />
    8. 8. Resist the freakout.<br />
    9. 9. Copy and paste:<br />First, put your cursor inside the box of scary code. Click once. The code will get highlighted.<br />Next go to: Edit > Copy<br />Open up your webpage editor and locate the code view. <br />Paste.<br />Preview.<br />Tweak.<br />
    10. 10. Search widget: get other people’s tweets on a topic<br />
    11. 11. Get fancy! <br />
    12. 12. Get even fancier!<br />Search.twitter.com/advanced<br />
    13. 13. Faves widget: only the tweets you explicitly choose<br />Login to your twitter account<br />Favorite some tweets<br />Only those tweets<br /> will show up in your<br /> widget<br />
    14. 14. List widget: all the tweets from people you choose<br />Build a list in your twitter account<br />
    15. 15. Use the list in your widget:<br />
    16. 16. #hashtags:search terms that allow you to group similar tweets<br />
    17. 17. #hashtags are useful for:<br />Controlling the tweets on a list <br />Live-tweeting an event<br />Finding new people to follow who share your interests<br />Attracting followers and planning world domination<br />
    18. 18. #hashtags are also useful for<br />Hosting a long-distance chat with collaborators. Twitter will automatically keep a record of the chat and you can host the whole thing on your homepage<br />#cesscomm, anyone?<br />
    19. 19. More twitter widgets:<br />
    20. 20. Make it easy for people to tweet your content<br />Have them do your marketing for you :)<br />
    21. 21. Learn more about twitter<br />…by going to my diigo collection of twitter bookmarks:<br /> http://groups.diigo.com/group/cesscomm<br />
    22. 22. Flickr: a photo-sharing service<br />
    23. 23. Using flickr with UVM websites:<br />Create and embed a slideshow of your photos<br />First, create a Set on flickr<br />
    24. 24. Make it a slideshow, then click Share<br />
    25. 25. Grab the embed code and copy it<br />(resist the freakout)<br />
    26. 26. Paste the code in your website:<br />
    27. 27. Embedding also works with video:<br />
    28. 28. Just copy and paste the embed code:<br />
    29. 29. Vimeo:<br />
    30. 30. SchoolTube:<br />
    31. 31. Add This:<br />Getting other people to share your content on twitter, facebook, diggit, diigo and other social networks is a good thing. <br />
    32. 32. How to use Add This:<br />Go to addthis.com<br />Sign up for a free account<br />Copy ….and paste<br />
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    34. 34. http://slideshare.net/TarrantInstitute<br />

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