http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/1968082561/ Table Talk. Name, Where you’re from, what made you choose this session?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/613795033/ Actually, while we’ve all been doing our job in prevention, keeping up with the science of our field and doing our work in communities (content) ... another discipline was also making extraordinary changes (ICT) (more bandwidth, more people actively on it, better and easier to use tools -- and suddenly the web became social. Applications became web-based (not desktop) and there was a huge shift to a focus more on people than the technology. (people through technology) Our work, or how we do our work, is changing as a result. What does this make possible?
Let’s take a look at what’s changed.
What does that mean? We can finally connect and interact online with pictures, audio and video on web-based platforms that are easy and inviting to use. Not to mention increasingly mobile.
At the end of the day, at its most essential, social media is people have conversations online. Source: used with permission by smswart http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmswart/1003713064/
We used to be able to highly segment the audience with customized messages under our control and choosing, responding to each audience. Singularly. Message channels & receivers, Dr. Craig Lefebvre, GWU, as presented at CADCA Forum 07 Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/megs_pics/2447290680/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/megs_pics/2446449091/ Now every message is in the mix. What about your message? It is now in amongst all partners, players and people - Can it be heard in many places and be true to your values and intentions AND bear public scrutiny? A prime and timely example ... (next slide)
BP. What makes it possible for people to exercise influence over the message? IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor/4656148830/
(List) If you do these things, you’re doing social media.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/18/latest-comscore-stats-show-twitter-growth-is-still-strong/ Being in the flow of the information/interaction river, stepping in and out as you have time and inclination. If you want to learn more about Twitter and how to use it, The Twitter Book by Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein
Source: http://www.techxav.com/2010/03/19/if-facebook-were-a-country/ Because, social media is where the people are. Number of minutes spent of FB every day? 5 trillion minutes 1 trillion pieces of content shared everyday on FB (links, photos, video, stories, etc.)
Why should we care? Because social media puts the media in the hands of the people. If we happen to be the experts or gatekeepers we’d better be paying attention and discovering ways to go beyond reaching people to engaging them.
Source: inspired by 123Social Media’s Social Media Evolutionhttp:// www. slideshare .net/123socialmedia/socialmediaevolution
Photo: istockphoto.com Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody Think of a time (historical or in your lifetime) when the way we communicated with each other changed? (letters, telegraph, telephone, Cell phone, email, etc) How did that change, influence change in society?
4 pillars of social media and community -- But how, that’s what the rest of the workshop is about.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross/481518848/ Given our conversation so far, where are you most curious at the moment?
Anytime you are getting starting in something new or different, we want to do some sort of assessment, right? That, along with a few other inquiries, is what a listening project does for you. A side effect, you build your own capacity to work with social media and understand your priority population.
We used to ask the “info” questions e.g., Where do you get prevention information? How does it come to you? Now we expand to ask, What information do you share? how? Where? How & Where do you interact with others engaged in the work of prevention? Where and how do we engage people online about prevention? How does our offline presence inform our online presence and vice-versa?
How wide do you want to cast your search net?
How often do you want to be notified?
Decide how you want to receive the information 1) email or 2) an RSS feed reader
Once you’ve created your alert, you’ll get an email message containing links to all the relevant content google finds on the web. If you selected comprehensive you’ll get a grouping to match each area like mainstream news another grouping for blogs, etc. This makes it easy to take a deeper look, subscribe to key RSS sources and to track
Look for the RSS icon. If you use Internet Explorer and the built in reader, the icon will turn from grey to orange when an RSS feed is active on the page.
So, what’s RSS? Really Simple Syndication.
How many of you have ever subscribed to a magazine? You sign up, mag comes to you each month. That’s what RSS does only online. This is a tool that reduces search and repeat searches to zip. What RSS does is create a “feed” of the information on your website or blog you and others can “subscribe to - like a magazine subscription. Once you find sources that are valuale to you, you won’t need to check back if you subscribe. You’ll see an alert in your READER for any new information posted. So, what’s a reader?
A READER is like a special mailbox to get information specifically from only those who are generating content that you especially want to receive. A reader helps you manage and organize information.Your email in-box stays cleaner and you can quickly scan incoming info to see whether there is something you want or need to be attentive to - from here you can share, bookmark and learn in ways that ‘feed’ your capacity to do your work.
A close up example.
So you’ve set some alerts and information you want is coming in. You have your reader set up. You’re clicking on and finding key sources to follow in your reader. What’s next?
Tracking will identify who is saying what, where, and the sentiment or tone of what is being said. This kind of analysis tells you a lot about where your issue or concern is (or isn’t as the case may be) in the public conversation.
Tracking aka listening helps you find the conversations, discover what people are thinking and saying about prevention giving you an entry point to connect and engage. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmswart/1003713064/ used with permission
A word of caution so you don’t fall off the cliff. If you or your organization are accustomed to a PR or Marketing response, it is easy to get swept up in it. The who notion of social media can be lost. In particular, PR is all about a response. If you are eager to have prevention stories more visible (in a good way) then it is much better to filter through engagement.
A peer-to-peer social network for coalitions and people working in community prevention Hosted by CADCA From 50 to more than 1300 in 16 months
Hosted by EMT Associates for prevention providers and professionals Can customize areas specific to your network Contact Mark Freeman email@example.com
The Washington States Prevention Provider online “home” Built on Sharepoint Technology
State example of a Sharepoint site: Kansas Prevention Provider “home” .. The KPN Collaboratory
Government example of integrating social media tools.
A Recovery App Example
Online or offline you have a presence in prevention. It may be primarily local or regional or statewide or bigger but knowing your presence, your circles of influence will help you in defining where you need to be present and where to make connections. Online should be somewhat a mirror of offline and vice versa. Use this tool to identify where the touch points and then where do to link, post, or otherwise connect your actions. Where are there easy-to-link but untapped opportunities. Are there places you can cut back that really don’t matter?
Learning Chi’s effort to weave an online presence
Lesson from Dr. Seuss
After all the time and work and experience of prevention over these past 18 years ... and the intensity of the changes in technology .. these things I know ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/graphicfootprints/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zakh/337938459/ ht tp://www.flickr.com/photos/amylenzo/11992734 0/
On the Wiki http://technologyinprevention.wikispaces.com On slideshare at http://www. slideshare . net/ladcoy
Social Media in Prevention TASA Conference, Nashville, TN June 23, 2010
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information to Interaction
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only to Interaction to Read & write
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster to Interaction to Read & write to UGC
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster Monologue to Interaction to Read & write to UGC to Dialogue
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster Monologue Reach to Interaction to Read & write to UGC to Dialogue to Engage
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster Monologue Reach Consume to Interaction to Read & write to UGC to Dialogue to Engage to Generate
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster Monologue Reach Consume Push & Pitch to Interaction to Read & write to UGC to Dialogue to Engage to Generate to Pull & Belong
What is Social Media! ... a set of Internet Based Apps shifting how we communicate. Information Read only Webmaster Monologue Reach Consume Push & Pitch People to content to Interaction to Read & write to UGC to Dialogue to Engage to Generate to Pull & Belong to People to People
People ...having conversations and interacting online Source: used with permission dmswart
The way it was ... Your Message recovery community Partners Policymakers Mainstream media Youth Parents Photo: megs_pics The old way
The Way It Is! Your Message Law Enforcement Government Youth Healthcare Youth Services Treatment School Media Business Community Parents Dr. Craig Lefebvre, GWU CADCA Forum 07 Photo: Megs_Pics
The message is what the people say it is. Source: Editor B
Sustainable social change is going to come from organization that can engage, facilitate and strengthen their networks -- not from organizations that push out strategies and messages to a passive audience through large advertising budgets.
Presence Home Conferences/Events TASA CADCA Forum CADCA Mid Year ODMHSAS MACMHB-MASACA Listserves
What’s possible? What surprised you? What’s your next step?
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr Seuss The Lorax
We connect, engage or become increasingly irrelevant These things I know ... It’s about our conversations This is the “Age of Participation” We have the tools of mass collaboration A change in our “thinking” is required
Slides are available at: http://www.slideshare.net/ladcoy
Social Media Technology in Prevention(Blog) at http://bit.ly/TechinPrev
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