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  • Can tweet from 35,000 feet through Virgin America via in-flight wi-fi.This is all about promoted tweets, they show the name of the company first, then whatever the person tweetedThis is of course not free, they charge for the wi-fi but interesting just the same.
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  • Digital identity is the online representation of an individual within a community, as adopted by that individual and/or projected by others.  An individual may have multiple digital identities in multiple communities.Andy PowelleFoundations Blog
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  • Gartner as a leading information technology research and advisory company stated that by 2012 Facebook will become the hub for social network integration and Web socialization. Launched 2004
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Info/Techno Overload: The age of social networking Info/Techno Overload: The age of social networking Presentation Transcript

  • Info/Techno Overload
    The age of
    social networking
    Social Media Bandwagon by Matt Hamm via Creative Commons
    Danielle Kane
    Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation
    Intersections Workshop – May 2010
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  • Media goes Viral
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  • Determine what your needs are
    Social – connect with friends and family
    Work – co-workers, staff, boss, clients, etc.
    Interest – photography, knitting, etc.
    Explore what is available
    Where are your friends, family, co-workers
  • Personal and Professional Identity
    Who might search for you:
    Colleagues, current employers, friends (new and old), family, peers
    How are you seen by:
    Your colleagues, your peers, the general public
    Gauged by:
    Your conduct, what you say, what others say about you, what you write and how you write it, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Privacy
    Join a new tool = learn, manage and maintain your privacy options
    Companies have an agenda – don’t make it yours (unless you want to)
    If you can, manage what others can share about you
  • Information Overload
    Rate of new information being produced
    In the available channels of incoming information (e.g. telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, rss)
    Contradictions and inaccuracies in available information
    The pieces of information are unrelated or do not have any overall structure to reveal their relationships
    The amount of time you have to keep up
  • Information Management
    Folders, tags, or labels
    RSS, bring information to you versus having to go find it.
    Link up your social networks – push your tweets to your Facebook profile, etc.
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  • Keepass
    What is it:
    free open source password manager
    Why use it:
    Why remember 20 passwords when you can remember 1
    More secure than paper
    Library IT provides access
  • OpenID
    What is it:
    An open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity
    Why use it:
    Eliminate the need for multiple usernames across different websites
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  • Thank You
    Danielle Kane
    Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation
    UC Irvine Libraries
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