WEIRD, WONDERFUL OR WORK RELATED? Social Software NNYLN Library Assistants Conference Oct. 23, 2008
Definitions <ul><li>What is  social networking ? Ambiguous, evolving, HUGE. </li></ul><ul><li>Online communities (usually ...
Early Forms of Social Networking <ul><li>Telephone, Conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Email, Email discussion lists, Emai...
Who are the Social Network Users? <ul><li>Millions:  Young and Old </li></ul><ul><li>Children & adolescents:  Games, texti...
Teen Content Creators <ul><li>39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stor...
Connect with People <ul><li>Facebook:  Academic social site </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace:  General public social site </li></...
Collaborate and Connect <ul><li>Wikis   (Hawaiian word for “fast”) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs  (web log) </li></ul><ul><li>Tw...
Share Your Inspirations <ul><li>Google Docs  (spreadsheets and word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Docs  (spreadsheets...
Retail Therapy <ul><li>Amazon  (reviews and tagging and ratings) </li></ul><ul><li>eBay  </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li...
Photo & Video Sharing <ul><li>Flickr  (Picture Australia, Library of Congress) </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>...
Virtual World Meets Real World <ul><li>Couch Surfing  (visit another city or country) </li></ul><ul><li>Rideshare   (find ...
Flash Mob Pillow Fight
Books and Reading <ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing for Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>GoodReads </li></ul>...
Play Games <ul><li>Webkinz </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul>
News <ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul><ul><li>Propeller </li></ul><ul><li>Fark </li></ul><ul><li>Slashdot <...
Issues: The Good and the Bad <ul><li>Trust  (recognize intentional misrepresentation) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(inventing a c...
Best Practices :  USE COMMON SENSE! <ul><li>Read the privacy policies and check your profile settings </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Questions? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne Hebert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Potsdam </li></ul></ul></...
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An introduction to social networking sites and how libraries can position themselves to use them.

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  1. 1. WEIRD, WONDERFUL OR WORK RELATED? Social Software NNYLN Library Assistants Conference Oct. 23, 2008
  2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>What is social networking ? Ambiguous, evolving, HUGE. </li></ul><ul><li>Online communities (usually web-based) where individuals can share common interests, activities and ideas, get connected, meet new people, and generally communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0: web based interconnectivity and interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0: library services integrated with Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging , Tag clouds, Folksonomies (subject headings?) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds (really simple syndication) </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-up (mixed content is recombined) </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG (sort of easy web editor) </li></ul><ul><li>Phishing (identity theft technique) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Forms of Social Networking <ul><li>Telephone, Conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Email, Email discussion lists, Email reference </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>BBS (bulletin board systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Usenet </li></ul><ul><li>Tupperware parties? (well maybe not) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are the Social Network Users? <ul><li>Millions: Young and Old </li></ul><ul><li>Children & adolescents: Games, texting, artwork </li></ul><ul><li>College students: Stay connected with family & friends </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals: Share information, ideas, opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Family members : Online calendars, photo-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Parents: Support groups, advice, event planning </li></ul><ul><li>Retirees: Voice opinions, advice, shop </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teen Content Creators <ul><li>39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos, up from 33% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments, basically unchanged from 2004 (32%). </li></ul><ul><li>28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>27% maintain their own personal webpage, up from 22% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>26% remix content they find online into their own creations, up from 19% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Alexandra Rankin Macgill, and Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project December 19, 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connect with People <ul><li>Facebook: Academic social site </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace: General public social site </li></ul><ul><li>Ning: Create your own subject specific social sites </li></ul><ul><li>Cafemom: Advice and support for moms </li></ul><ul><li>Orkut: General public social site by Google </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin : Professional’s network </li></ul><ul><li>Dating Services: eHarmony, Match.com, JDate, Christian Mingle, ManHunt </li></ul>
  7. 7. Collaborate and Connect <ul><li>Wikis (Hawaiian word for “fast”) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs (web log) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter (microblog) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messenger (chat) </li></ul><ul><li>FriendFeed (aggregator for blogs, video, etc.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Share Your Inspirations <ul><li>Google Docs (spreadsheets and word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Docs (spreadsheets and word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare (power point sho </li></ul><ul><li>del.ic.ious ; spurl ; furl (bookmark & URL management) </li></ul><ul><li>43Things (share your goals and progress) </li></ul><ul><li>DeviantArt ; Artbreak (share art works) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons (works in the public domain) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Retail Therapy <ul><li>Amazon (reviews and tagging and ratings) </li></ul><ul><li>eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li></ul><ul><li>Stylehive </li></ul><ul><li>iliketotallyloveit </li></ul><ul><li>Shoplette </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photo & Video Sharing <ul><li>Flickr (Picture Australia, Library of Congress) </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik/Webshots </li></ul><ul><li>Shutterfly </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul>
  11. 11. Virtual World Meets Real World <ul><li>Couch Surfing (visit another city or country) </li></ul><ul><li>Rideshare (find a ride) </li></ul><ul><li>Geocaching (locate treasures) 12986 </li></ul><ul><li>Flash mob (performance art happening) </li></ul><ul><li>Webkinz (buy a stuffed animal then create a virtual world for it) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Flash Mob Pillow Fight
  13. 13. Books and Reading <ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing for Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>GoodReads </li></ul><ul><li>aNobii </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari </li></ul><ul><li>BooksConnect </li></ul><ul><li>Books iRead </li></ul>
  14. 14. Play Games <ul><li>Webkinz </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul>
  15. 15. News <ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul><ul><li>Propeller </li></ul><ul><li>Fark </li></ul><ul><li>Slashdot </li></ul><ul><li>i am bored : focus on weird and silly stuff </li></ul><ul><li>hugg : environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>NowPublic : citizen journalism </li></ul><ul><li>truemors : social rumors </li></ul>
  16. 16. Issues: The Good and the Bad <ul><li>Trust (recognize intentional misrepresentation) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(inventing a cool avatar is acceptable and common) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(phishing and soliciting minors is illegal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Privacy (managing your online identity) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful of what types of information you share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your profile settings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identity theft (protect your credit and accounts) </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning (educational opportunities) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy (effective use of technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Inequalities (literacy, age, race, gender income bracket and educational backgrounds) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright , Ownership and Fair Use </li></ul>
  17. 17. Best Practices : USE COMMON SENSE! <ul><li>Read the privacy policies and check your profile settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can view your content (friends, family anyone?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who owns your content (you or the network owners?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can download and use your content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your content searchable by web crawlers and search engines? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be cautious about what you post: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name and phone number? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your calendar and work schedule? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your address or work location? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures of yourself doing fun (but possibly indiscreet) things? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online chatter with friends about highly personal things? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos of family, friends or children? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assume anyone can or will see your content (e.g. employers, family members, clergy, pedophiles, stalkers, criminals) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget it is the internet…a virtual main street. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne Hebert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Potsdam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://hebertm3308.googlepages.com/nnylnsocialnetworkingsites </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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