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THOUGHTS ABOUT SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES “ Libraries cannot afford to ignore the social networking potential to attract new, younger and more technologically interested customers.” "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." “ At this time we feel the drawbacks outweigh the benefits" “ not sure--need more info"
WHY ARE SOCIAL NETWORKS SO POPULAR?
It’s all about ME!
Meets Developmental Needs
Builds Developmental Assets
TEEN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Boundaries & Expectations
Constructive Use of Time
Commitment to L e arn
P ositive Values
The Search Institute. 40 Developmental Assets of Adolescents/Middle Childhood/Early Childhood. http://search-institute.org
Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. The Kids are Alright. Harvard Business School Press, 2007. http://www.nslg.net/gotgamebook/index.html
WHAT DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES BY PATRONS AGE 18 AND YOUNGER?
Facebook, Myspace and YouTube are blocked to children under 13
All social networking is blocked for patrons under 18
All are blocked, but patrons have found ways around the blocks so they use them anyway.
P E A C E F I R E http://www.peacefire.org
WEB 2.0 DEFAULTS
Everything is meant to be shared
Everything is meant to be critiqued
Everything is meant to be remixed
Everything is archived
CREATING A USERNAME
Something 6-14 characters in length
Something original and creative
A favorite character's name
A name that references a hobby or interest
Your real name, IF you are over 18, and IF you are doing so for professional or business purposes
Your real first or last name UNLESS you are over 18, and IF you are doing so for professional or business purposes
Your phone number
Your zip code or location
A suggestive name or word
Pornographic or obscene words
“ REAL NAME” ALTERNATIVES
Use your maiden name (Beth Mylott)
First name, last initial (Beth G)
Use your first initial & middle name (E. Sara)
Use a nickname (Liz Gallaway)
Change your last name just a bit (Galway, Galloway, Gal)
Okaneko, Ashley. “Using Your Real Name Online.” ezinearticles . http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Your-Real-Name-Online&id=336850
CREATE A BRAND
CREATE A BRAND
CREATE A BRAND
GET YOUR USERNAME
LEET Source: “Leet.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet accessed October 14, 2009.
MORE NAME RESOURCES http://www.behindthename.com/
POPULAR BABY NAMES http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames
Use different passwords for financial and personal websites
Change your password a few times a year
Choose passwords that are:
At least 6 to 8 characters
Personally meaningful for easy recall
Not obvious to the rest of the world
5 TIPS FOR TOP-NOTCH PASSWORD SECURITY http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/technology/security/5-tips-for-top-notch-password-security.aspx
RANDOM PASSWORD GENERATOR http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/%20/
INSTEAD OF A PHOTO…
CREATE AN AVATAR
MYSPACE TOS QUIZ
1. HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SET UP A MYSPACE ACCOUNT?
2. TRUE OR FALSE: PEOPLE IN MY EXTENDED NETWORK ARE PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN PERSON?
3. THE FOLLOWING IS NOT ALLOWED IN A MYSPACE PROFILE, AND MAY RESULT IN ACCOUNT TERMINATION: