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The World Of Social Software

  1. 1. The World of Social Software David Free Georgia Perimeter College May 17, 2007
  2. 2. Time cover
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an &quot;architecture of participation,&quot; and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Tim O’Reilly </li></ul>Source: web_20_compact_definition.html
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is made up of ordinary people: hobbyists, diarists, armchair pundits, people adding their voice to the Web’s great evolving conversation for the sheer love of it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Steven Johnson </li></ul>,9171,1570717,00.html
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Michael Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University </li></ul>The Machine Is Us/ing Us
  6. 6. <ul><li>Allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be syndicated, shared, reused, or remixed. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets people learn easily from and capitalize on the behavior and knowledge of others. </li></ul>Social Software… Source: Farkas, Meredith G. Social Software in Libraries . Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Blog Is… <ul><li>“ a website where entries are made and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia ( </li></ul>
  9. 9. North Metro Tech <ul><li>North Metro Tech View For The Library - </li></ul>
  10. 10. George Mason <ul><li>George Mason University Law Library Circulation Blog - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Circ And Serve <ul><li>Circ And Serve - </li></ul>
  12. 12. RSS Is… <ul><li>“ a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia ( </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don't. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don't know where to start.” </li></ul>RSS In Plain English
  14. 14. NPR Feeds <ul><li>NPR Program Feeds – </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bloglines <ul><li>Bloglines – </li></ul>
  16. 16. EBSCO RSS Feeds <ul><li>EBSCO RSS Feeds – </li></ul>
  17. 18. FLickr Libraries and Librarians <ul><li>Flickr Libraries and Librarians Group – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 19. GSU Transformation <ul><li>Georgia State University Library Transformation – </li></ul>
  19. 20. Flickr As Training Tool <ul><li>Flickr As A Training Tool (Wake Forest) – </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>“ a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player.” </li></ul><ul><li> - New Oxford American Dictionary </li></ul>A Podcast Is…
  22. 23. <ul><li>59% “in” </li></ul>79% “in” VS Student Monitor Marketing Survey
  23. 24. Georgia Perimeter College <ul><li>GPC Decatur Campus Library – </li></ul>
  24. 25. Ohio University <ul><li>Ohio University Alden Library Audio Tour- </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 26. WPI <ul><li>Worcester Polytechnic Institute Library Audio To Go </li></ul>
  26. 27. Cal State Fullerton <ul><li>Library Guide For Nursing (California State University, Fullerton) - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>“ More and more libraries are posting videos on YouTube, which is a wonderful thing.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Sarah Houghton-Jan </li></ul>Source: librarianinblack/2006/08/youtube_and_lib.html
  28. 30. L-Team <ul><li>The L-Team (Williams College Library) - </li></ul>
  29. 31. Information and Circ <ul><li>Information And Circulation (Cal State Long Beach) – </li></ul>
  30. 32. ENGnetBASE <ul><li>ENGnetBASE (Georgia Tech Library) – </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Two More For Fun… </li></ul>
  32. 34. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter – </li></ul>
  33. 35. Pandora <ul><li>Pandora – </li></ul>
  34. 36. Pandora <ul><li> </li></ul>
  35. 37. <ul><li>Try Me, I’m New! </li></ul>
  36. 38. Meebo Rooms <ul><li>Meebo Rooms – </li></ul>
  37. 39. See also… <ul><li>Have A Plan! </li></ul>
  38. 40. Questions? Comments? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>AIM: dwfree1967 </li></ul>
  39. 41. Related GUGM Talks <ul><li>“ What's Social About Bookmarking?” - Kate Stirk, North Metro Technical College </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Wikipedia Effect: Examining the Impact of User-Edited Resources on Librarianship” - Ian Thomas, University of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>“ Talk Amongst Yourselves: Using Wikis to Foster Interlibrary Loan Communications” - Sarah Steiner, Georgia State University </li></ul>