Facebook – social networking, friends / family 2. Tumblr, stylized in its logo as tumblr., is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear. As of March 3, 2014, Tumblr hosts over 174.2 million blogs. The company's headquarters is in New York City. Yahoo! announced its intention to acquire Tumblr on May 20, 2013, for approximately $1.1 billion. The deal closed on June 20, 2013. Twitter – ‘real-time’ social networking / ‘on the go’ YouTube – video hosting / sharing, marketing Slideshare – hosting / sharing slide presentations Pinterest – a digital-virtual pinboard whose motto is Pin-it Blog – original web 2.0 tool to publish ideas Skype – instant messaging / VoIP calling Wikis – collaborative writing / group authoring Instagram (owned by Facebook; role in selling illicit drugs) Social bibliography – social research management
Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today - they also link us to the past.
summarises many of the key parental anxieties about the effects of the internet, from idiosyncratic pastimes to staying up late. Boyd explores these in chapters addressing the topics of identity, privacy, addiction, danger, bullying, inequality and literacy. Her tone throughout is sober and encouraging:
Take out piece of paper & pen, and…
Social media in the digital age:
an early discussion of its impact in libraries & archives
A 2 hr. workshop for students in LIBR500 at UBC’s iSchool
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | email@example.com | LIBR 500 March 2015
“…social media is the social interaction among people to create, share or
exchange information, ideas, pictures/videos in virtual communities and
networks… social media is also "a group of Internet-based applications that
build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that
allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content."
[social media is also connected to] the emerging field of technoself studies…”
~ Wikipedia entry “Social Media”
What is social media?
DISCUSS WITH ME:
What social media do you use?
Why? For what reasons?
What does it mean “to be social” in the online sense???
Ten (10) Popular Social Tools
BEING SOCIAL LINKS TO THE PAST
Standage says “today …we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or
e-mailing”. But S. says information has always been spread via intense social
networks. He cites letter-sharing in Cicero’s time as a foretelling of power
(social/political) shifts in govt …and how religious tracts in 16th c. Germany
triggered the Reformation
Who is this guy?
“The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect –
to help people work together – and not as a technical toy.” – Weaving the web, 1989
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee
(1955 – ) British engineer, computer
scientist and professor is credited with
inventing the WWW.
Currently, he is the director of the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),
an organization founded to create web
standards and develop interoperable
guidelines, software, and tools)…
danah boyd, PhD • danah boyd (November 24th, 1977 — )
blogger, social media ethnographer and
researcher, known for her insights into social
networking practices of youth (particularly
• On her blog Apophenia boyd analyzes issues
in our social media-saturated world has made
her a go-to expert on social media & youth.
• boyd completed her PhD at the School of
Information (iSchool), University of California,
Berkeley, though doesn’t seem to identify as
a librarian (some iSchool grads do).
• Her research examines social media, youth
practices, tensions between the public and
private self, social networking sites, and
intersections between technologies and our
society in the 21st century.
danah spent 7 years examining online teen cultures; she interviewed 166
teenagers hanging out “…in physical spaces like schools, parks & fast-food
restaurants… & observing teens through the traces they left online”.
Massive Open Online Courses
How the Khan Academy changes the
rules of education
Mass participation reveals unmet needs
What benefits are there to using social media?
Write down one or two ideas (2-3 mins.)
Discuss your idea(s) for about 5-7 mins. with your neighbour
Share with class
Pros/cons of social media
Play & performance
Jenkins Henry. Confronting the challenges of participatory
culture: media education for the 21st century
What skills are needed to participate?
Is mobile important?
what portable devices do you use?
in pursuit of library & archival objectives
LISTEN – PARTICIPATE – ENGAGE
…a model you can use to
implement social media
start at “listen”
& finally engage others
The benefits of the social web
• Encourage two-way interaction with user groups
• Share information, ideas & knowledge
• (Re)define libraries’ & archives; our mission & direction
• Embed information professionals where users are “living”
• ...Form communities (yes, even online)
• Stake our claim to being social