Should We Be More Social

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Should We Be More Social

  1. 1. Should we be more Social? James Mullan CMS Cameron McKenna LLP BIALL Conference – Manchester 2009
  2. 3. Social Productivity? <ul><li>Let’s think about our working lives for a moment </li></ul><ul><li>BIALL Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Cheese & Wine </li></ul><ul><li>BIALL Mailing List </li></ul><ul><li>Duplicates Exchange Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>LIS-LAW </li></ul>
  3. 4. How Social Media tools can help!
  4. 5. Twitter <ul><li>A Microblogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>Made famous by celebrity users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephen Fry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>James Mullan </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Several ways to use Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Updating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Tweetbeep and Twilert will email you when Tweets match your search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtags are used to identify and find content </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#Mumbai </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#Bushfires </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#UKSnow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#CreditCrunch </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>TweetDeck </li></ul><ul><li>Twhirl </li></ul><ul><li>Twellow </li></ul><ul><li>TweetStats </li></ul><ul><li>Twist </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterverse </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterholic </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Social Networking site </li></ul><ul><li>Made infamous by some of its applications! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zombies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Poke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirates </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>BIALL </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>CILIP Members </li></ul><ul><li>Online Information </li></ul><ul><li>Law Librarians for RSS! </li></ul><ul><li>Law Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>KM for Legal Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Society for Computers & Law </li></ul>
  10. 11. A picture paints a thousand words…
  11. 12. <ul><li>Social Networking Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional & Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks can be about “anything” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Law Librarians… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… 4 sites… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Libraries and Law Librarians </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Social Networking site </li></ul><ul><li>Professional “business people” focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just about networking </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Using LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. The “dangers” of Social Networking <ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Frolleagues </li></ul>“ LinkedIn warns social networkers about dangers of frolleagues” Guardian Thursday 14 August 2008
  15. 16. <ul><li>Social Bookmarking sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just saving bookmarks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Reading over over people’s shoulders” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping up with trends/hot topics </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>What else… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories (Tags) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. More Social Media tools!
  18. 20. What are some of the other concerns? <ul><li>The 6P’s of Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
  19. 22. What you could be missing out on! <ul><li>Massive audience </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Opportunities </li></ul>
  20. 23. From the sublime to…
  21. 24. Questions/Thoughts James. Mullan @ cms - cmck .com http://www. therunninglibrarian .co. uk http://www.twitter.com/jimmy1712

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