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Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
Social Networking for Journalists
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Social Networking for Journalists

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Social Networking for Journalists, a presentation given to mid-career journalists on a online media course at Wits University.

Social Networking for Journalists, a presentation given to mid-career journalists on a online media course at Wits University.

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  • 1. FLOW COMMUNICATIONS | WEB DEVELOPMENT | DESIGN | JOURNALISM | MEDIA TRAINING Social networking and bookmarking for journalistic purposes 26 August 2008
  • 2. Agenda
    • Defining social networking and bookmarking
    • Overview of sites
    • Flickr
    • Facebook
    • Stumbleupon
    • Digg
    • Twitter
    • Youtube
  • 3. Definitions
  • 4. Definitions
    • Social networking: is the grouping of individuals together into to specific groups, often using online networking services.
    • People have always social networked but the internet has opened up ways of doing it globally
    • Social bookmarking: is a way of sharing, storing, organising, searching, and managing web pages on the internet
  • 5. Overview
  • 6. Overview of sites
    • We will be looking at the following sites and their usefulness for journalists:
    • Flickr: www.flickr.com
    • Facebook: www.facebook.com
    • Twitter: www.twitter.com
    • Stumbleupon: www.stumbleupon.com
    • Digg: http://digg.com/
    • Youtube: www.youtube.com
  • 7. Flickr
  • 8. Flickr continued
    • A photo-sharing website
    • Lets you search for images, connect with photographers and join groups about specific interests
    • Uses:
    • Search for photos related to your story
    • Put you in touch with photographers, and potential sources
    • Creative Commons ( www.creativecommons.org ): Many Flickr users offer their work under a Creative Commons license, saying upfront whether or not you can use their pictures
  • 9. Facebook
  • 10. Facebook continued
    • One of the most popular social networking services in the world: over 100 million people have joined facebook!
    • Networks: Regional, national and interest group based. Eg: South Africa, Wits University, TAC support group, fans of “Freshly Ground”
    • Uses:
    • Search for groups related to your story
    • Put you in touch with sources
    • Search for events
  • 11. Twitter
  • 12. Twitter continued
      • a service for groups to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one question: what are you doing now?
      • Search for and add people to “follow”, people may also follow you
      • Uses:
      • Peer group to access
      • Quick opinion polls
      • Advice
      • Tracking interest and trends
  • 13. Stumbleupon
  • 14. Stumbleupon continued
    • helps you discover and share great websites.
    • Randomly or through groups
    • Uses:
      • Tracking interest and trends
  • 15. Digg
  • 16. Digg Continued
    • Peer review mechanism
    • Share information and sites
    • Uses:
      • Tracking interest and trends
  • 17. Youtube
  • 18. Youtube Continued
    • Finding videos
    • Sharing videos
    • Video comments
    • Uses:
    • Finding content and resources
    • Audio-visual research

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