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  • Social Networking
    Get Connected
    Kingston Springs Public Library Heather Lambert March 2011
  • Welcome
    Introductions
    Housekeeping
    Questions
    Future Classes
    Resources
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  • Outline
    What is social networking?
    Why engage in social networking?
    Networking sites
    Facebook
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    Compare/Contrast
    How to protect your privacy
    How to maintain an online presence
    How to network
    How to create an avatar
    How to set up accounts
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  • What is Social Networking?
    social network
    “An association of people drawn together by family, work or hobby. The term was first coined by professor J. A. Barnes in the 1950s, who defined the size of a social network as a group of about 100 to 150 people. On the Web, social networking sites have millions of members”.
    social networking site
    “A Web site that provides a virtual community for people interested in a particular subject or just to "hang out" together. Members create their own online "profile" with biographical data, pictures, likes, dislikes and any other information they choose to post. They communicate with each other by voice, chat, instant message, videoconference and blogs, and the service typically provides a way for members to contact friends of other members.Sites may also serve as a vehicle for meeting in person. The "social networking site" is the 21st century "virtual community," a group of people who use the Internet to communicate with each other about anything and everything. One can find dating sites, friendship sites, sites with a business purpose and hybrids that offer a combination of these. Globally, hundreds of millions of people have joined one or more social networking sites”.www.Techweb.com- 6/2/09
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    History of social networks
    http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html
  • Why Engage in Social Networking?
    Meet new people
    Network
    Find old friends
    Stay current with tech trends and interests
    Keep friends and family up to date
    Organize for an event
    Make plans with friends
    Promote business
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  • Who Uses Social Networks?
    http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Adults-and-Social-Network-Websites.aspx
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  • Social Networking Sites
    www.friendster.com- Young adults
    www.facebook.com -Originally students, then everyone
    www.tagworld.com- Tools to personalize/transfer content
    www.tagged.com -Teen groups
    www.twitter.com- real time messaging
    for groups nad friends
    www.friendwise.com Friends and classmates
    www.hi5.com -Global reach
    www.ning.com- Create own social network
    www.orkut.com- Communities
    www.pownce.com Friends and co-workers
    www.xanga.com Large teen membership
    www.bebo.com- Students, popular in U.K.
    www.classmates.com Students, military
    www.geni.com Genealogy tracking
    www.librarything.com Online book club
    www.reunion.com Locate former friends/classmates
    www.linkedin.com People networking
    www.ryze.com People networking
    www.spoke.com Discover/contact people
    www.xing.com People networking
    Mobile/Cellphoneswww.loopt.com Maps show where friends arewww.mocospace.com Meet people via cellphonewww.twango.com Media sharingwww.utterz.com Post to any blog or social site
    www.joot.com transcribes messages to twitter
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  • Who is using social networks?
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  • Compare/ Contrast
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    Things they all share:
    Free
    Celebrity pages
    Job search applications
    Commercial users
    Special groups you can join
    Ability to share mixed media
    Privacy Settings
    Maintenance requirements
    Interface-Twitter is the cleanest no apps
    Why people use it-LinkedIn- serious business networkingTwitter – Mixed purpose- fast way to share links and other info.Facebook- more social but has mixed purpose users
    Depth- Twitter- brief updates only 140 charactersThe others- updates and profile are as brief or in depth as you wish
    Prevalence of spam and ads-Facebook has the most
  • Facebook
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    What you will need
    Profile set up is quick-it will take much longer to learn all the applications
    Email address and a picture or avatar
    Free unless you choose an application that costs or you buy something online
    Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
  • Facebook
    Wall- write a status message / view other’s messages to you /see changes in friend’s profiles
    Info- your information- can limit what is seen by others
    Events- calendar that you schedule
    Notes- notes to yourself or others that see your profile
    Boxes- the home for your applications or extras that you add
    +- click there to add a new tab
    Profile- what people see when they view your facebook account
    Friends- people that you have added to your network- must accept an invitation in order to view profile (tip: keep a personal and professional list of contacts)
    Inbox- email
    Applications- extras that you can add to your account like games, etc., there are 52,000 to choose from.
    Groups- friends network linked by common interest, cause, etc
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  • Twitter
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    What you will need
    Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
    Free
    Profile set up is the quickest of the four, requires the least amount of personal information- only applications are mobile or for embedded twitter
    Email address and a picture or avatar, smart phone
  • Twitter
    • Home- input bar and all the tweets you’re following
    • Profile- your tweets and your bio
    • Find People- You can search for people you know who already have a Twitter account.
    • Settings- From here you can change your basic account info, fill in your profile data, and set whether you want to be private or public.
    • Mobile Tweets- many use their phone to tweet. Most common use. Many applications you can download to do this.
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  • LinkedIn
    LinkedIn is an online network of more
    than 21 million experienced
    professionals from around the world,
    representing 150 industries. When you
    join, you create a profile that
    summarizes your professional
    accomplishments. Your profile helps you
    find and be found by former colleagues,
    clients, and partners. You can add more
    connections by inviting trusted contacts
    to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your
    Network consists of your connections,
    Your connections’ connections, and the
    people they know, linking you to
    thousands of qualified professionals.
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    What you will need
    Free for basic24.95-499.95 for expanded accounts
    Profile set up is simple but requires care, takes a long time to establish connections
    Email address, contacts, a picture and résumé
  • LinkedIn
    Ten ways to make better use of LinkedIn
    Side bar
    Home- the main page which shows status updates of your status and the status of your connections, groups. You can also display your applications here
    Groups- groups you belong to or may wish to join
    Profile- your resume and bio
    Contacts- connections, contacts and statistics which show the degrees of separation from other professionals
    Inbox- mail
    Applications- add on modules that you can place on your home page, i.e. Slide share, polls, and reading lists.
    Top of page
    People- how you search for connections
    Jobs- how to search for a job or post a job
    Answers- place to ask questions of groups or connections *****
    Company-profiles of staff that work at a company if they are on linked in and if the company has a profile page
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  • How to protect your privacy
    Social networking tools are useful only as long as you can manage the noise and keep these services from intruding on your work and privacy. Follow these guidelines to make sure the networking remains productive:
    Checklist: Ways to Keep Social Networks Safe and Productive By AllBusiness.com
    --Use pseudonym's for family and especially children.
    --Don’t post pictures of other people with out permission, ask the same from them
    Don’t post pictures of your children.
    --Think about the information you post does it give away your location, identity, workplace, history or other personal information?
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    Set your profile to "private."
    ---Put an end to friends who post embarrassing pictures and blog about weekend activities.
    --Tell your friends not to put "tags" on their photos or blogs.
    --Monitor openly accessible social networks you're involved in.
    --Contact the Web site itself if something is beyond your control.
    --Consider an avatar instead of a photo.
  • How to protect Yourself online
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/14135-protecting-seniors-personal-identity/
    http://www.atg.wa.gov/InternetSafety/Seniors.aspx
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  • How to Create Avatars
    An avatar is a cartoon rendition of yourself
    There are many options – we are going to use faceyourmanga.com
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  • How to Set Up Accounts
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  • Thank you!
    We appreciate you attending our class
    Contact information
    hlambert@mtsu.edu615-494-7784
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