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    • 1. Social Networking
      Get Connected
      Kingston Springs Public Library Heather Lambert March 2011
    • 2. Welcome
      Introductions
      Housekeeping
      Questions
      Future Classes
      Resources
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    • 3. 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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    • 4. 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
    • 6. 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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    • 7. Who Uses Social Networks?
      http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Adults-and-Social-Network-Websites.aspx
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    • 8. 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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    • 9. Who is using social networks?
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    • 10. 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
    • 11. 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.
    • 12. 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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    • 13. 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
    • 14. Twitter
      • Home- input bar and all the tweets you’re following
      • 15. Profile- your tweets and your bio
      • 16. Find People- You can search for people you know who already have a Twitter account.
      • 17. 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.
      • 18. Mobile Tweets- many use their phone to tweet. Most common use. Many applications you can download to do this.
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    • 19. 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
    • 20. 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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    • 21. 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.
    • 22. 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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    • 23. 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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    • 24. How to Set Up Accounts
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    • 25. Thank you!
      We appreciate you attending our class
      Contact information
      hlambert@mtsu.edu615-494-7784
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