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    • 1. Creating and Managing Your Online Identity <ul><ul><li>P resented by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    • 2. Contact <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>Links: Delicious http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29 </li></ul>
    • 3. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>What is your favorite social software? </li></ul>
    • 4. Workshop Overview <ul><li>Creating Usernames & Passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Using Social Software </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Your Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Scams, Spam & Phishing </li></ul>
    • 5. Why is Managing Identity an Issue? <ul><li>Behavior doesn’t change – technology does </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 has unique defaults </li></ul>
    • 6. Behavior Doesn’t Change <ul><li>Slam books </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to connect with other people </li></ul>
    • 7. Web 2.0 defaults <ul><li>Everything is meant to be shared (“public” is the default)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is meant to be critiqued (commenting “ON” is the default)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is meant to be remixed (Creative Commons is the default‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is archived Google cache, Internet Archive </li></ul>
    • 8. DO Use … <ul><li>Something 6-14 characters in length </li></ul><ul><li>Something original and creative </li></ul><ul><li>A nickname </li></ul><ul><li>A favorite character's name </li></ul><ul><li>A name that references a band, animal, food, hobby... </li></ul><ul><li>Your real name, IF you are over 18, and IF you are doing so for professional or business purposes </li></ul>
    • 9. DON’T Use … <ul><li>Your real first or last name UNLESS you are over 18, and IF you are doing so for professional or business purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Your age </li></ul><ul><li>Your phone number </li></ul><ul><li>Your zip code or location </li></ul><ul><li>A suggestive name or word </li></ul><ul><li>Pornographic or obscene words </li></ul><ul><li>Derogatory terms </li></ul>
    • 10. Using Your Real Name <ul><li>Use your maiden name (Beth Mylott) </li></ul><ul><li>First name, last initial (Beth G) </li></ul><ul><li>Use your first initial & middle name (E. Sara) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a nickname (Liz Gallaway) </li></ul><ul><li>Change your last name just a bit (Galway, Galloway, Gal) </li></ul>Okaneko, Ashley. “Using Your Real Name Online.” ezinearticles . http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Your-Real-Name-Online&id=336850
    • 11. Tips for Getting Your Username <ul><li>Add a double letter to the beginning (hhermione)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate some vowels (hrmyone) </li></ul><ul><li>Add a number to the end ( Hermione1234)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Separate words with a symbol (hermione_granger, hermione.granger)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Spell another way (ermione, hermyohnee) </li></ul>
    • 12. More Tips for Getting Your Username <ul><li>Shorten it (‘mione) </li></ul><ul><li>Spell it backwards (enoimreh) </li></ul><ul><li>Try it in another language ( Ἑρμιόνη) </li></ul><ul><li>Spell in LEET (h3rm10n3)‏ </li></ul>
    • 13. Leet <ul><li>0 can be used for O </li></ul><ul><li>1 can be used for I (or L) </li></ul><ul><li>2 can be used for Z (or R and Ä) </li></ul><ul><li>3 can be used for E </li></ul><ul><li>4 can be used for A </li></ul><ul><li>5 can be used for S </li></ul><ul><li>6 can be used for G (or B) </li></ul><ul><li>7 can be used for T (or L) </li></ul><ul><li>8 can be used for B </li></ul><ul><li>9 can be used for P (or G and Q) </li></ul>
    • 14. Leet Source: “Leet.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet accessed October 14, 2008.
    • 15. Creating Usernames & Passwords <ul><li>informationgoddess </li></ul><ul><li>informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>infogdss29 </li></ul><ul><li>iinnffooggddss29 </li></ul><ul><li>infrmtngdss </li></ul><ul><li>information_goddess_29 </li></ul><ul><li>inf0rmati0ng0dd3ss29 </li></ul><ul><li>1//|=0I2//4710//&0[)[)35529 </li></ul>
    • 16. Name Resources <ul><li>“ How to Get a Username.” WikiHow./ http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Username . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Okaneko, Ashley. “Using Your Real Name Online.” ezinearticles.com. http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Your-Real-Name-Online&id=336850 . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leet.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet . October 14, 2008. </li></ul>
    • 17. More Name Resources <ul><li>Behind the Name. http://www.behindthename.com/ . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Popular Baby Names.” Social Security Administration . http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Babelfish http://babelfish.com . October 14, 2008. </li></ul>
    • 18. Password Tips <ul><li>Use different passwords for financial and personal websites </li></ul><ul><li>Change your password a few times a year </li></ul><ul><li>Choose passwords that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 6 to 8 characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personally meaningful for easy recall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not obvious to the rest of the world </li></ul></ul>
    • 19. DO Use: <ul><ul><li>Combi nations of letters and numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper and lower case </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbols, if permitted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A former street address </li></ul><ul><li>First letters of each word in a song, title, or poem </li></ul>
    • 20. DON’T Use: <ul><li>“ 1234” “1111” “9999” </li></ul><ul><li>“ asdf” </li></ul><ul><li>“ password” </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the site (myspace) </li></ul><ul><li>Any variation of your username </li></ul><ul><li>Your phone # </li></ul><ul><li>Your mother’s maiden name </li></ul><ul><li>Your social security number </li></ul>
    • 21. Password Resources <ul><li>Komando, Kim. 5 tips for top-notch password security. Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/technology/security/5-tips-for-top-notch-password-security.aspx . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Random Password Generator. http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/%20/ . October 14, 2008. </li></ul>
    • 22. Protect your password! <ul><li>Memorize your password. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not place a written copy of your password on the side of your monitor, under your keyboard, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Destroy the written copy as soon as you have memorized your password. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow anyone to look over your shoulder while you are entering your password. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your password often. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your password immediately if it has been compromised. </li></ul>
    • 23. Create an Avatar <ul><li>In Sanskrit, avatar refers to a bodily manifestation of the divine. </li></ul><ul><li>In computing terms, it’s a digital extension of yourself and your personality, represented by an object or image. </li></ul><ul><li>If you could make a “perfect” version of yourself, what would it look like? A cat? An alien? A blue, winged creature? A robot? </li></ul>
    • 24. Slang for “avatar” <ul><li>Av </li></ul><ul><li>Avi </li></ul><ul><li>Avvie </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Buddy Icon </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Pic </li></ul><ul><li>Toon </li></ul>
    • 25. Face Your Manga! <ul><li>Go to http://www.faceyourmanga.com & select a language </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the center of the screen OR the &quot;Faceyourmanga&quot; link </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Create&quot; to make your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Select a gender </li></ul><ul><li>Select your preferences for hair, eyes, clothing, accessories, background and more </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Finish&quot; when it's done, then enter your email address to get an electronic copy of your new avatar or take a screenshot </li></ul>
    • 26. Lego Avatar <ul><li>Go to http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/flash/minifig.swf </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your hair, expression, skin tone, headgear, shirt, neck, arms, hands, items held, pants, and background by clicking the icon for each avatar segment. </li></ul><ul><li>Save your creation by taking a screenshot </li></ul><ul><li>Upload file to your favorite IM program, social networking site, or webpage </li></ul>
    • 27. Simpsons Avatar <ul><li>Go to http://www.ebaumsworld.com/flash/play/3677/ </li></ul><ul><li>Use the arrows to toggle through options for your head, eyes, nose, hair, body, specs (glasses), extras (lipstick/facial hair), and scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Save your creation by taking a screenshot </li></ul>
    • 28. Doppleme Avatar <ul><li>Go to http://www.doppelme.com </li></ul><ul><li>Select gender & eye color </li></ul><ul><li>Customize hair, eyewear, hats, tops, bottoms, shoes, extras & accessories; tint each to desired color </li></ul><ul><li>Register to get more options, then save your creation by taking a screenshot </li></ul>
    • 29. Yahoo! Avatar <ul><li>Go to http://avatars.yahoo.com and create (or sign in with) a Yahoo! ID </li></ul><ul><li>Select gender and click “Create my avatar” </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your appearance, apparel, extras (accessories) and background </li></ul><ul><li>Save changes when done, then click “Export” </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste code to your website, or take a screenshot </li></ul>
    • 30. Taking a Screenshot <ul><li>Screenshot: capturing the stuff on your screen as an image </li></ul><ul><li>Mac: Apple+Shift+4, then highlight the area to capture – item will get saved to your desktop as “picture 1.png” – rename as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Windows: use “Print Screen” button (may be near keypad and labeled “PrtSc” OR shared with another key, requiring your to tap “Shift”+“PRtSc”) to capture the screen to your Clipboard, then paste into your favorite graphics program, like Paint; save the image </li></ul>
    • 31. Question for the Group <ul><li>What is social software? </li></ul>ajax.phpmagazine.net/2006/02/great_collection_of_web_20_log.html
    • 32. Social Software is: <ul><li>Any website where you create a username, password, and profile </li></ul><ul><li>Sites that allow you to contribute by uploading or posting your own content for rating, review and remixing </li></ul>
    • 33. What Are Social Networking Applications? <ul><li>A social networking application is a social software website where the primary focus is connecting with other people. </li></ul>
    • 34. Map of Online Communities XKCD. imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_communities.png © 2007 Randall Munroe. Used with permission.
    • 35. Social Networks <ul><li>MySpace http://www.myspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: http://www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster http://www.friendster. com </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates.com http://www.classmates.com </li></ul><ul><li>Tagged http://www.tagged.com </li></ul><ul><li>MyPraize http://www.mypraize.com </li></ul>
    • 36. Social Networks for Librarians! <ul><li>Eons http://www.eons.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ning http://www.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In http://www.linkedin.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life http://www.secondlife. com </li></ul>
    • 37. How do you feel about Social Networking sites? “ Libraries cannot afford to ignore the social networking potential to attract new, younger and more technologically interested customers.” &quot;It's where the patrons are so we need to be visible to them-marketing, information and building community online. Not all patrons have to walk through the door. We can make connections with and serve online those patrons who, for whatever reason, won't be physically in the library.&quot; “ At this time we feel the drawbacks outweigh the benefits&quot; “ not sure--need more info&quot;
    • 38. Why are Social Networks Popular? <ul><li>It’s all about ME! </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Music-heavy </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Meets Developmental Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Meets Developmental Assets </li></ul>
    • 39. Teen Brain Development <ul><li>Risk Takers </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Impulse </li></ul>
    • 40. Developmental Assets <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Use of Time </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to L e arn </li></ul><ul><li>P ositive Values </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Identity </li></ul>The Search Institute. 40 Developmental Assets of Adolescents/Middle Childhood/Early Childhood. http://search-institute.org
    • 41. Gamers <ul><li>Risk-takers </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul>Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. The Kids are Alright. Harvard Business School Press, 2007. http://www.nslg.net/gotgamebook/index.html
    • 42. What difficulties have been associated with the use of social networking sites by patrons age 18 and younger? <ul><li>Facebook, Myspace and YouTube are blocked to children under 13 </li></ul><ul><li>All social networking is blocked for patrons under 18 </li></ul><ul><li>All are blocked, but patrons have found ways around the blocks so they use them anyway. </li></ul>
    • 43. P E A C E F I R E http://www.peacefire.org
    • 44. MySpace <ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com </li></ul>
    • 45. MySpace TOS Quiz
    • 46. 1. How old do you have to be to set up a MySpace account? <ul><ul><ul><li>a. 13 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. 14 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c. 16 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d. 18 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e. 21 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 47. 2. True or False: People in My Extended Network are people I have met in person? <ul><li>a. true </li></ul><ul><li>b. false </li></ul>
    • 48. 3. The following is not allowed in a MySpace profile, and may result in account termination: <ul><li>telephone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>street addresses </li></ul><ul><li>last names, </li></ul><ul><li>photographs containing nudity…or otherwise objectionable subject matter . </li></ul><ul><li>all of the above </li></ul>
    • 49. 4. True, or False: I own all of the material that I create and put on MySpace. <ul><li>true </li></ul><ul><li>false </li></ul>
    • 50. 5. To post my favorite poem, song, work of art, short story, fan fiction, film clip, etc. I need to: <ul><ul><ul><li>a. do nothing! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. request written permission from the owner/copyright holder of the rights to the work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c. attribute where the item came from </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d. ask my mom if it’s ok </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e. all of the above </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 51. Library Relevant Uses for MySpace <ul><li>Slideshow of your teens on MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing/branding of library services </li></ul><ul><li>“Pimp Your MySpace” Program </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture/Demo for parents </li></ul>
    • 52. Thomas Ford Memorial Library <ul><li>Thomas Ford Memorial Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/thomasford </li></ul>
    • 53. Hennepin County Public Library <ul><li>Hennepin County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/hennepincountylibrary </li></ul>
    • 54. Finding People on MySpace <ul><li>Go to MySpace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click Search </li></ul><ul><li>Search by school/town </li></ul><ul><li>Refine by age and/or current student </li></ul><ul><li>~OR~ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search: </li></ul><ul><li>“ School Name” City State site:myspace.com </li></ul>
    • 55. Pimp Your Page <ul><li>MySpace Editor http://www.myspaceeditor.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Century MySpace Editor http://myspace.nuclearcentury.com/profileeditor.php </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas’ MySpace Editor http://206.225.92.10/myspace/reborn_3_5.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket Soda’s MySpace Layouts http://www.cricketsoda.com/myspaceedit/ </li></ul><ul><li>My Theme.com http://www.picgames.com/forum/myspace-layout-editor.php </li></ul>
    • 56. Curriculum Ideas <ul><li>Author Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Career Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Posting original music, art, stories & poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Pen Pals </li></ul>
    • 57. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Status Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Affinity Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>“ Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.”
    • 58. Facebook Facebook http://www.facebook.com
    • 59. The Bard of Avon on Facebook <ul><li>Schmelling, Sarah. “Hamlet.” The Bard of Avon on Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/art2/antwerplettuce/hamlet.html </li></ul>
    • 60. Millis Teen Loft <ul><li>Millis Teen Loft </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Millis-MA/Millis-Teen-Loft/19602739181 </li></ul>
    • 61. Thunder Bay YAC <ul><li>Thunder Bay Youth Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2317537625 </li></ul>
    • 62. Protecting Your Privacy <ul><li>Get an unlisted phone number </li></ul><ul><li>Remove yourself from Google </li></ul><ul><li>Join the Do Not Call list </li></ul>
    • 63. Phishing <ul><li>Unsolicited emails “pretending to be from a bank or social software service, requesting your username & password or account # & PIN/SSN </li></ul>
    • 64. How Can You Tell? <ul><li>Saluation is impersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Typos and misspellings abound! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Click here to verify your account” </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse-over links </li></ul>
    • 65. PayPal Phishing Email
    • 66. How Can We Stop It? <ul><li>Report it to the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Report it to AntiPhishing http://www.antiphishing.org/report_phishing.html </li></ul>
    • 67. Spam <ul><li>Don’t forward chain letters </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forward jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forward executable files </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forward files in proprietary formats </li></ul>
    • 68. If You MUST Forward… <ul><li>Research! </li></ul><ul><li>Use BCC </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate all carrots > </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate all but one copy of the content </li></ul><ul><li>Use a specific subject line </li></ul>
    • 69. Chain Letter
    • 70. Check to See If It’s True <ul><li>Snopes. http://www.snopes.com . October 14, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Virus Hoaxes . McAfee. http://vil.mcafee.com/hoax.asp . October 14, 2008. </li></ul>
    • 71. Contact <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>Links: Delicious http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29 </li></ul>

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