Library Social Network Profiles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Publ...
Library Social Network Profiles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Publ...
Sarah's Rules (you can disagree, but you're wrong  )‏
The Good <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>1) Register with uniform user names </li></ul><ul><li>2) Register with uniform...
The Ugly <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>1) Register with random strange usernames </li></ul><ul><li>2) Register with i...
Two Stories <ul><li>The over- and under-management of library social network profiles </li></ul><ul><li>The library consul...
Some Resources <ul><li>CheckUsernames.com : see if username is taken on dozens of networks </li></ul><ul><li>Open ID and C...
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Libraries And Social Networks Good Bad Ugly

  1. 1. Library Social Network Profiles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
  2. 2. Library Social Network Profiles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
  3. 3. Sarah's Rules (you can disagree, but you're wrong )‏
  4. 4. The Good <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>1) Register with uniform user names </li></ul><ul><li>2) Register with uniform generic email </li></ul><ul><li>3) Profile information on site is current </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>1) Quick replies to users' messages/comments </li></ul><ul><li>2) Personal in tone </li></ul><ul><li>3) Keep it open to all (minus ads/spam)‏ </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Ugly <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>1) Register with random strange usernames </li></ul><ul><li>2) Register with individual emails </li></ul><ul><li>3) Profile information on site is outdated </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>1) Slow or no replies to users </li></ul><ul><li>2) Institutional in tone </li></ul><ul><li>3) Selectively friend people </li></ul>
  6. 6. Two Stories <ul><li>The over- and under-management of library social network profiles </li></ul><ul><li>The library consulting gig arranged entirely via Facebook </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some Resources <ul><li>CheckUsernames.com : see if username is taken on dozens of networks </li></ul><ul><li>Open ID and ClaimID : claim and log into multiple site profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Ping.fm or Hellotxt.com : simultaneously update all social network status updates </li></ul><ul><li>AtomKeep : simultaneously update all social network profiles </li></ul>

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