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  • Connecting and Sharing Online - Part I Bryan Sippel Friday, January 8, 2010
  • Introduction General
  • Agenda
    • Social Networking
    • Skype : Talking online
    • Flickr : Sharing photos online
    • Facebook : Sharing information online
    • Homework
    • Preview of Part II
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  • 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
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  • 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 in two sessions…
    • 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
    • Connecting and Sharing Online - Part II
      • Friday, January 22, 2010 9:30am – 11:30am
    • Drop-In Help
    • Sign Up Help Sessions
      • Tuesdays and Fridays
      • 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
    • Getting married in September 2010
    • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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 Instructions will be provided Install Skype software Instructions will be provided Create Skype Name e.g Bryan.Sippel How do I sign up?
  • Demo
    • 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
    • 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
    • To start Skype later, click on Start > All Programs > Skype > Skype
  • Photos
  • Photo album - share with family and friends - record information about the picture (date, location, etc.) computer Skype
    • Share View photos online instead of physical photo album
    • Tag Keywords to describe the photo (e.g. family, animal, winter, etc.)
    • Community Community of users sharing photos
    • Others Picasa, PhotoBucket, SmugMug
    Online photo album
    • Magical Feature Tour
    • Upload pictures
    • Tag pictures
    • Share pictures with others
  • 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
  • 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
  • Homework Are you serious?
    • Pick a service
      • Skype
      • Flickr
      • Facebook
    • Create an account and explore
    • Write down questions
    • 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
    • Assignment A way to leave and apply your knowledge
    • Part I Summary
    • Homework Assignment
      • Questions and Answers
    • Ideas
    • YouTube: Video
    • Twitter: Information
    • Delicious: Links
    Part II Preview
  • Beyond Today
    • Connecting and Sharing Online - Part II
      • Friday, January 22, 2010 9:30am – 11:30am
    • Drop-In Help
    • Sign Up Walk-In
      • Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Check the Vista or speak to Nicki Long for details
  • References
    • Computer Messaging History
    • Google Images
    • Enter a search at 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
    • Time’s Person of the Year: You,9171,1569514,00.html
    • Wikipedia Articles