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An introduction to social networking sites and how libraries can position themselves to use them.

An introduction to social networking sites and how libraries can position themselves to use them.

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