Be A Follower!

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Be A Follower!

  1. 1. Be a follower!<br />Using the Web to Stay Connected<br />
  2. 2. AAUW<br />Mission = AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.<br />Freehold Chapter of AAUW<br />What do you want people to know about your organization?<br />What do you want them to do once they know about you?<br />Attend events<br />Make donations<br />
  3. 3. What is Online Social Networking?<br />A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services (Wikipedia, accessed 9/30/09).<br />
  4. 4. OK, But What Does that MEAN??<br /><ul><li>An online community, usually sharing some common interest
  5. 5. Building connections to people you may or may not know in real life (irl)
  6. 6. How many of you have heard of:
  7. 7. RSS?
  8. 8. YouTube?
  9. 9. Facebook?
  10. 10. Twitter?</li></li></ul><li>What AAUW is already doing<br />Right from their website:<br /><ul><li>RSS Feeds
  11. 11. News and Events
  12. 12. Notices
  13. 13. Blogs
  14. 14. YouTube
  15. 15. Facebook
  16. 16. Twitter</li></li></ul><li>What are RSS Feeds?<br />RSS<br />Really Simple Syndication<br />Rich Site Summary<br />Basically, RSS brings the news to you!<br />Using an RSS Reader<br />Bloglines (bloglines.com)<br />Google Reader (google.com/reader)<br />
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  19. 19. What is YouTube?<br />Search for and watch videos<br />Channels<br />If you create an account, you can:<br />Find and watch videos<br />See videos you have watched recently<br />Save favorites for later<br />Share that playlist<br />RSS feed<br />
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  22. 22. What is Facebook?<br />“Facebook&apos;s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”<br /> “Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.”<br />(from facebook.com)<br />
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  26. 26. What is Twitter?<br />Microblogging (140 characters or less per tweet)<br />Allows for exchange of quick, simple messages<br />Some terms/abbreviations to know:<br /># (hashtag)<br />DM (direct message)<br />@ (at reply)<br />RT (retweet)<br />Following and Being Followed<br />
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  29. 29. Search Twitter<br />
  30. 30. How does it help ME?<br />Find out about organizations<br />Participants<br />Events and programs<br />Find old friends<br />Make new friends<br />Be involved<br />Share<br />Connect<br />
  31. 31. Further questions?<br />Karen Klapperstuck<br />Virtual Branch Manager of Monroe Township Library<br />librarykar@gmail.com<br />732-521-5000 ext. 138<br />

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