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Simple explanations of basic concepts and technologies in Social Media. Presented at Podcamp Halifax 2009

Simple explanations of basic concepts and technologies in Social Media. Presented at Podcamp Halifax 2009

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What is Social Media - A Podcamp Halifax 2009 Presentation What is Social Media - A Podcamp Halifax 2009 Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • What is Social Media? by David Emmett Podcamp Halifax, January 25th, 2008 Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
  • Welcome What is...? Why should I...? How can I...?
  • What is... • a blog? • RSS • “Social Media” • “Web 2.0” • a podcast? • a vodcast? • a wiki? • Twitter? • Facebook? • Linkedin? Welcome • the point of all of this stuff?
  • What is a blog? • Web site that chronologically publishes your content • Can be used as a landing point for online life Flickr Flickr Twitter Facebook Twitter Blog FriendFeed Welcome What is...?
  • What is RSS? • Real Simple Syndication • Old model you website • New model website you Welcome What is...?
  • What is Social Media? • Internet enabled methods through which people communicate, share, and collaborate Welcome What is...?
  • What is Web 2.0? • Buzzword for current internet age. • Combination of new technologies and new approaches to the internet. • Also, a design style epitomized by gradients, rounded edges, and reflections Welcome What is...?
  • What is a podcast? • Syndicated audio content Welcome What is...?
  • What is a vodcast? • Syndicated video content Welcome What is...?
  • What is a wiki? • Website that can be edited collaboratively. Welcome What is...?
  • What is Twitter? • Microblogging site. • Answer the question “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less. Welcome What is...?
  • What is Facebook? • Social network that lets you connect, share content, and chat with friends Welcome What is...?
  • What is Linkedin? • Professional social networking site. • Build contacts with people you work with, and those in your field. Welcome What is...?
  • What is the point of all of this stuff? • Fun • Connect • Share • Collaborate • Profit Welcome What is...?
  • Why should I... • use twitter? • create a Facebook account? • start a blog? • begin podcasting? • sign up for a (insert social media site name here) account? • care about all this techy-geeky stuff? Welcome
  • Why should I use twitter? • Meet new people, network, learn about interesting things • Alert people to what you are doing (personally/professionally) Welcome Why?
  • create a facebook account? • Stay in contact with people, easily reconnect with anyone. Welcome Why?
  • Why should I start a blog? • Your blog is your own place on the internet. • There are many like it, but this one is mine... Welcome Why?
  • Why should I begin podcasting? • Share your knowledge or love of a specific thing with the world Welcome Why?
  • Why should I sign up for a (insert social media site name here) account? • Depends on the service, but it will probably help you connect better with interesting people. Welcome Why?
  • Why should I care about all this techy-geeky stuff? • The future is digital, mobile, and connected. Welcome Why?
  • How can I... • use social media for business? • start a blog? • start a podcast? • get in touch with the presenter? • keep up? Welcome
  • How can I use Social Media for business? • Go to Duane Forrester’s presentation at 10am: How to Make Money With Your Blog • or, Stephane Lagrange’s at 11am: Online Monetization Models & How to Market Them Welcome How?
  • How can I start a blog? • Free sites like: www.wordpress.com or, www.blogger.com • Hosted services like wordpress.org Welcome How?
  • How can I start a podcast? • You need: • an idea • recording equipment (mic) • software (Audacity or GarageBand) • hosting (podstrike.com, podomatic.com, podblaze.com) • to submit it to iTunes (optional) Welcome How?
  • How can I get in touch with the presenter? • email: davemmett@gmail.com • twitter: @davemmett • on facebook: David Emmett • I’m also on Skype, MSN, dopplr, wishlistr, flickr, Linkedin, friendfeed... • telepathically Welcome How?
  • How can I keep up? • Attend Alison Ambi’s talk this afternoon: Feed Readers and Podcatchers Welcome How?