What is Social
   Media?
         by David Emmett

Podcamp Halifax, January 25th, 2008
      Alderney Gate Library,
      ...
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?

•   Twitt...
What is a blog?

• Web site that chronologically publishes
  your content
• Can be used as a landing point for
  online li...
What is RSS?


• Real Simple Syndication
• Old model
  you          website
• New model
  website        you


           ...
What is Social Media?



• Internet enabled methods through
  which people communicate, share, and
  collaborate



      ...
What is Web 2.0?
• Buzzword for current internet age.
• Combination of new technologies and new
  approaches to the intern...
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.




     ...
What is Facebook?



• Social network that lets you connect,
  share content, and chat with friends




                  ...
What is Linkedin?



• Professional social networking site.
• Build contacts with people you work
  with, and those in you...
What is the point of all
    of this stuff?

• Fun
• Connect
• Share
• Collaborate
• Profit

                Welcome   What...
Why should I...

• use twitter?
• create a Facebook account?
• start a blog?
• begin podcasting?
• sign up for a (insert s...
Why should I use
         twitter?


• Meet new people, network, learn about
  interesting things
• Alert people to what y...
create a facebook
         account?



• Stay in contact with people, easily
  reconnect with anyone.




                ...
Why should I start a
        blog?

• Your blog is your own place on the
  internet.




• There are many like it, but thi...
Why should I begin
      podcasting?



• Share your knowledge or love of a
  specific thing with the world




           ...
Why should I sign up for a (insert
social media site name here) account?




• Depends on the service, but it will
  proba...
Why should I care about all this
      techy-geeky stuff?




• The future is digital,
  mobile, and connected.




      ...
How can I...

• use social media for business?
• start a blog?
• start a podcast?
• get in touch with the presenter?
• kee...
How can I use Social
  Media for business?

• Go to Duane Forrester’s presentation at
  10am: How to Make Money With Your
...
How can I start a blog?



• Free sites like: www.wordpress.com or,
  www.blogger.com
• Hosted services like wordpress.org...
How can I start a
        podcast?

• You need:
     • an idea
     • recording equipment (mic)
     • software (Audacity ...
How can I get in touch
 with the presenter?

• email: davemmett@gmail.com
• twitter: @davemmett
• on facebook: David Emmet...
How can I keep up?



• Attend Alison Ambi’s talk this
  afternoon: Feed Readers and
  Podcatchers



                    ...
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  1. 1. What is Social Media? by David Emmett Podcamp Halifax, January 25th, 2008 Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
  2. 2. Welcome What is...? Why should I...? How can I...?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. 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...?
  5. 5. What is RSS? • Real Simple Syndication • Old model you website • New model website you Welcome What is...?
  6. 6. What is Social Media? • Internet enabled methods through which people communicate, share, and collaborate Welcome What is...?
  7. 7. 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...?
  8. 8. What is a podcast? • Syndicated audio content Welcome What is...?
  9. 9. What is a vodcast? • Syndicated video content Welcome What is...?
  10. 10. What is a wiki? • Website that can be edited collaboratively. Welcome What is...?
  11. 11. What is Twitter? • Microblogging site. • Answer the question “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less. Welcome What is...?
  12. 12. What is Facebook? • Social network that lets you connect, share content, and chat with friends Welcome What is...?
  13. 13. What is Linkedin? • Professional social networking site. • Build contacts with people you work with, and those in your field. Welcome What is...?
  14. 14. What is the point of all of this stuff? • Fun • Connect • Share • Collaborate • Profit Welcome What is...?
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Why should I use twitter? • Meet new people, network, learn about interesting things • Alert people to what you are doing (personally/professionally) Welcome Why?
  17. 17. create a facebook account? • Stay in contact with people, easily reconnect with anyone. Welcome Why?
  18. 18. 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?
  19. 19. Why should I begin podcasting? • Share your knowledge or love of a specific thing with the world Welcome Why?
  20. 20. 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?
  21. 21. Why should I care about all this techy-geeky stuff? • The future is digital, mobile, and connected. Welcome Why?
  22. 22. How can I... • use social media for business? • start a blog? • start a podcast? • get in touch with the presenter? • keep up? Welcome
  23. 23. 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?
  24. 24. How can I start a blog? • Free sites like: www.wordpress.com or, www.blogger.com • Hosted services like wordpress.org Welcome How?
  25. 25. 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?
  26. 26. 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?
  27. 27. How can I keep up? • Attend Alison Ambi’s talk this afternoon: Feed Readers and Podcatchers Welcome How?
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