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    • Connecting and Sharing Online Bryan Sippel Friday, November 5, 2010
    • Introduction General
    • Agenda
      • Social Networking
      • Skype : Talking online
      • Facebook : Sharing information online
    • Prerequisites
      • Basic knowledge of how to use a computer
        • Internet, keyboard, and mouse
        • Home high speed Internet is ideal but not necessary
      • Email address
        • Comfort with accessing and sending email
    • Assumptions We will have fun Willing to try, maybe fail, try again Stop me – ask questions???
    • Technology is a tool Not hard It is different and will change tomorrow Need an understanding of the basics
    • Goals
      • Provide a foundation
      • Cannot cover all aspects and areas of connecting and sharing online today
      • Enable you to explore
      • … but what we can do is provide the information you need to understand the basics and explore on your own
    • Beyond Today
      • Drop-In Help
      • Sign Up Help Sessions
        • Check the Vista or speak to Nicki Long for details
    • Who am I?
      • Born in Surrey, England
      • Grew up in Oakville, ON
      • Education:
        • BAH, Psychology
        • MSc, Organizational Behaviour
      • Job:
        • Senior Functional Analyst, Queen’s University
      • New addition to our family
      • Love technology
      • Sports: Montreal Canadiens fan
    • Introduction Social Networking
    • “ Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.” Time Magazine December 13, 2006
    • History and Structure
      • Online communities
      • People who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
    • Structure
      • Internal Social Networks (ISN)
      • a closed/private community that consists of a group of people
      • External social networks (ESN)
      • open/public and available to all web users to communicate
      • can be smaller specialized communities or they can be large generic social networking sites
    • Common Features
      • Users can upload a picture of themselves
      • Create a “profile”
      • Can often be "friends" with other users
        • Typically you need to have a mutual "agreement" between friends
      • Privacy controls: who can see your profile, contact you, etc.
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
    • How does it work?
    • Use a computer to access the Internet Use the Internet to connect to other people using online services
      • Create an account Username Password
      • Connect with other users
      • Share content
      Steps
    • Talk
    • What is Skype? How does it work? How do I sign up?
    • What is Skype?
      • A free service to communicate over the Internet
    • Features Skype offers all the features of regular phone service and many are free!
    • Call Plans http://www.skype.com/prices/callrates/?currency=CAD#allRatesTab Free!
    • VoIP V oice O ver I nternet P rotocol How does it work?
    • Webcam
      • small video camera
      • either external or internal
      • can be one way video or two way video
      • can also be used to take pictures and share
      External Internal
    • What do you need?
      • Skype account
      • Microphone
        • Internal
        • External (Audio In or USB)
      • Webcam (optional)
        • Internal or External
    • Download Skype software www.skype.com Instructions will be provided Install Skype software Instructions will be provided Create Skype Name e.g Bryan.Sippel How do I sign up?
    • Demo
      • www.skype.com
      • Click on ‘Download’
      • Scroll down to see ‘Download now’ button
      • Click on ‘Run’
      • Click on ‘Run’ again
      • Welcome screen: select ‘Options’
      • Change options if needed (not necessary)
      • Read and review License Agreement
      • After clicking ‘I Agree – Install’ select or deselect the Google Toolbar (no impact on Skype)
      • Will take 2 – 5 minutes to install…
      • … still going …
      • Click ‘Start Skype’
      • Create a Skype account
        • Remember your password
      • After completing the information, click ‘Next’
      • Enter your Email and Country and City (optional)
      • After clicking “Sign In” it will take a few minutes for Skype to create the new account and launch the program
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      • If you do not see Skype, click on the ‘Skype’ button in the bottom taskbar
      • Search for Contacts using the Skype Directory
      • Once you add a Contact you will be able to call them using Skype
      • Click on ‘Call’ to start a conversation
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      • To start Skype later, click on Start > All Programs > Skype > Skype
    • Information 350 million active users 3.5 billion pieces of content shared each month
    • Facebook
      • Status Updates
        • What are you doing right now?
      • Profile
        • Information about yourself, as little or as much as you want (e.g. Birthday, Marital Status, Location, Education, Employment, etc.)
      • Wall
        • Short comments to each other, like a public bulletin board
      • News Feed
        • Summary of Friends activities
      • Messages
        • Similar to email in Facebook
    • Piece by piece…
    • Toolbar
    • Pages and Status Update
    • News Feed
    • Advertising
      • Currently how Facebook makes money
      • Free service = advertising
    • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/five-tips-to-manage-facebooks-new-privacy-settings/article1417501/ Privacy
      • Control what is public
      • Maintain friends list
        • e.g. Family, Friends, and Colleagues
      • Protect your photos
      • Read the fine print on apps
      • Say bye for good
      • Best rule: Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your mother to see
    • Tour www.facebook.com
      • Foundation My hope is that you can use this presentation as a foundation and build on it as you explore online
      • Tools An introduction to tools available for you to connect and share online with other people
      Summary
    • References
      • Computer Messaging History
      • http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/09/04/computer-messaging-before-the-web-%E2%80%93-a-visual-timeline-1960-1990/
      • http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/09/11/computer-messaging-history-part-2-%E2%80%93-a-visual-timeline-1990-2009/
      • Google Images
      • Enter a search at http://www.google.ca and when viewing the results you will see an Images button in the top left corner. Clicking on ‘Images’ will display the pictures/images Google has found matching your search. I used Google Images search to find most of the pictures/images used in this presentation.
      • Information http://blog.compete.com/2009/02/09/facebook-myspace-twitter-social-network/
      • Time’s Person of the Year: You http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html
      • Wikipedia Articles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0