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    1. 1. Social Networking Monica Fusich, Vang Vang & Kathleen Smith Keeping Up With the Kids HRLN October 8, 2008
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Presenters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monica Fusich, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vang Vang, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kathleen Smith, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals/Objectives </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Machine is US/ing US
    4. 4. Social Networking Sites
    5. 5. Social Networking <ul><li>Social Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>described as people interlinked and interacting with engaging content in a conversational and participatory manner via the Internet. Wikipedia, 10/6/2008 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Social Web
    7. 7. Emphasize Social Attributes: <ul><ul><li>Identity : who are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation : what do people think you stand for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence : where are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships : who are you connected with? who do you trust? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups : how do you organize your connections? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations : what do you discuss with others? </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Popularity of Social Networking <ul><li>Fluid, not static </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>People or interest based </li></ul><ul><li>Changes communication </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of connection </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>
    9. 9. Did you know? <ul><ul><li>Sites like MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn account for seven of the top 20 most visited Web sites in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For many users, especially the fully wired Net Generation , online social networks are not only a way to keep in touch, but a way of life. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Libraries are Social! <ul><li>We are a Social Networking Site! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story Hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Discussion Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place/space for conversation/meet </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Facebook <ul><li>Social networking site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City, workplace, region, school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch </li></ul>
    12. 12. Facebook Features <ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>News Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul>
    13. 13. Libraries Using Facebook <ul><li>Henry Madden Library, Fresno State </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington Libraries </li></ul>
    14. 14. Hands-On Exercises <ul><li>Profile – Info </li></ul><ul><li>Friends – Invite someone </li></ul><ul><li>Fans – become a fan of your favorite library </li></ul><ul><li>Group – join the American Library Assn. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Other Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Imeem - for music stuff </li></ul><ul><li>ComicSpace - for comic artists, writers, fans, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ficlets - for storytelling, writing </li></ul><ul><li>Oort-Cloud - for sci-fi authors, readers </li></ul><ul><li>Eons - for the over-50 crowd </li></ul><ul><li>Retroland -for people who love &quot;retro&quot; culture </li></ul><ul><li>MiGente - for Hispanic Americans </li></ul><ul><li>BlackPlanet - for African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Orkut - for Europeans, Brazilians and Indians </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How it works? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up – free! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invite friends/Search for friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. What’s so Great About MySpace Anyway? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Language change/country </li></ul><ul><li>Audience – teens! </li></ul>
    18. 18. Libraries on MySpace <ul><li>Topeka and Shawnee County Pubic Library </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County in North Carolina </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hennepin County Library </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Henry Madden Library – Fresno State </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Exchange of business cards” virtually </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How it works? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open an Account – free! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a profile/summarizes your professional experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find/Found by colleagues, clients, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invite others to connect to you </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Twitter <ul><li>Social networking and micro-blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Updating (tweets) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimalism </li></ul><ul><li>Phone texting </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Juicy Twitter Guide </li></ul>
    21. 21. Examples of Libraries Using Twitter <ul><li>University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Rose Junior College </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>What is Delicious? </li></ul><ul><li>Things you can do with Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3-D virtual world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ real life” in a virtual world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open an Account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an Avatar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore/learn/have fun/spend money </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. 10 Steps to Fun & Enlightenment <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    25. 25. Reference Chat/Meebo <ul><li>What is Meebo? </li></ul><ul><li>Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Using Meebo </li></ul>
    26. 26. Questions? Comments?