Social Media and the Information Authority Dave Briggs Communicating and Collaborating in a Web 2.0 World
Agenda <ul><li>What is Social Media and Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating, Sharing, Coll...
What Is Social Media?
The Importance of Cats
Catster
Social Media <ul><li>Democratising the processes of </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Media </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing it </li>...
Web 2.0 <ul><li>Making the web a two way process: </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Read/Write’ web </li></ul><ul><li>User generated ...
Benefits <ul><li>Ease of communication: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picking up or sending out information when you want to in th...
Benefits <ul><li>Social media provides ‘community glue’. </li></ul><ul><li>It keeps groups together even when they are not...
Communicating <ul><li>Blogs:  Blogger, WordPress, Typepad </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-blogs:  Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce </li></ul...
Sharing <ul><li>Photos:  Flickr, Photobucket </li></ul><ul><li>Video:  YouTube, Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Links:  del.icio...
Collaborating <ul><li>Wikis:  Wikipedia, LocalGovGlossary </li></ul><ul><li>Online office:  Google & Zoho </li></ul><ul><l...
Technology <ul><li>What makes this possible? </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets </l...
Open Source <ul><li>Free as in speech, not just/necessarily beer </li></ul><ul><li>Software – much of Web 2.0 is powered b...
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Platforms <ul><li>So… </li></ul><ul><li>The tools already exist. How to draw them together? </li></ul>
Use Existing Platforms The Hub (Social Network?) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
Use Bespoke Platform (1) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
Use Bespoke Platform (2) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
The IA Demonstration Site <ul><li>Bespoke solution </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using a free, open-source content managemen...
The IA Demonstration Site <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide bespoke platform which enables secure sharing of info...
How not to do it!
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Presentation I did at the Information Authority on behalf of Steve Dale - also involved a lot of practical demos of social media services.

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  1. 1. Social Media and the Information Authority Dave Briggs Communicating and Collaborating in a Web 2.0 World
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Social Media and Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating, Sharing, Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Technology, Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>The IA Demonstration Site </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion: Wants and Needs </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Is Social Media?
  4. 4. The Importance of Cats
  5. 5. Catster
  6. 6. Social Media <ul><li>Democratising the processes of </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Media </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing it </li></ul><ul><li>Making it: </li></ul><ul><li>Free (or very cheap) </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Making the web a two way process: </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Read/Write’ web </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 was based on pushing content out. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 draws content in. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Ease of communication: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picking up or sending out information when you want to in the form you want to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing information and media: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish worldwide instantly and receive feedback in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making collaboration ‘live’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web tools enable same time editing of documents across the globe </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits <ul><li>Social media provides ‘community glue’. </li></ul><ul><li>It keeps groups together even when they are not physically present. </li></ul><ul><li>Being web based means that geography is no obstacle, nor time: contribute when you want to! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Communicating <ul><li>Blogs: Blogger, WordPress, Typepad </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-blogs: Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks: MySpace, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Forums: phpBB, VBulletin, Vanilla </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging: Meebo, Google Talk </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Webinars’: Webex, GoToMeeting, slidelive </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sharing <ul><li>Photos: Flickr, Photobucket </li></ul><ul><li>Video: YouTube, Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Links: del.icio.us, Reddit, Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Documents: Scribd, docstock </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations: Slideshare, Zentation </li></ul><ul><li>Files: Box.net, Omnidrive </li></ul>
  12. 12. Collaborating <ul><li>Wikis: Wikipedia, LocalGovGlossary </li></ul><ul><li>Online office: Google & Zoho </li></ul><ul><li>Documents: WriteWith </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping: Bubbl.us </li></ul><ul><li>Projects: Basecamp </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technology <ul><li>What makes this possible? </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul><ul><li>APIs: ‘mashups’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Open Source <ul><li>Free as in speech, not just/necessarily beer </li></ul><ul><li>Software – much of Web 2.0 is powered by free software: LAMP </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude – open source our knowledge and information </li></ul><ul><li>The Cathedral and the Bazaar </li></ul><ul><li>“ Given enough eyeballs, </li></ul><ul><li>all bugs are shallow” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Search
  16. 16. Search
  17. 17. Search
  18. 18. Search
  19. 19. Platforms <ul><li>So… </li></ul><ul><li>The tools already exist. How to draw them together? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Use Existing Platforms The Hub (Social Network?) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
  21. 21. Use Bespoke Platform (1) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
  22. 22. Use Bespoke Platform (2) Blogs Photo sharing Discussion Forums Wikis Video Documents
  23. 23. The IA Demonstration Site <ul><li>Bespoke solution </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using a free, open-source content management system: Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Fully functioning if somewhat basic in design </li></ul><ul><li>Set up time: approx 10 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Nothing </li></ul>
  24. 24. The IA Demonstration Site <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide bespoke platform which enables secure sharing of information whilst allowing existing platforms to be exploited. </li></ul><ul><li>Public information can be shared with everyone, private stuff remains private </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the benefits quickly and cheaply! </li></ul>
  25. 25. How not to do it!

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