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Talk by Alison Wildish on "Put Yourself Out There" at UKOLN's "Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs and Social Networks" workshop on 26 November 2007.

Talk by Alison Wildish on "Put Yourself Out There" at UKOLN's "Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs and Social Networks" workshop on 26 November 2007.

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  • 1. Put yourself out there Alison Wildish, Edge Hill University – November 2007 Image courtesy of markhillary on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/370269095/
  • 2. Edge Hill University : in context
    • Awareness raising
    • Garden Fence Test
    • Word of Mouth
    Image courtesy of ~k~ on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/clovermountain/114775265/
  • 3. The word on the street… People talking about you is the best form of advertising/pr No publicity is bad publicity?! Image courtesy of vaticanus on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaticanus/333445080/
  • 4. Some facts
    • People are going to talk about you…
    • … down the pub, in the local post office or on a social networking site or blog… they’ll still talk… they still say the same things…
    • The boundaries are blurred; it’s common to mix business/study with pleasure
    • Students don’t come into Uni and leave their personal lives at home…
      • … but neither do staff!!!
    Image courtesy of kuyttendaele on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuyttendaele/1195473901/
  • 5. Regardless of any institutional policy our students and staff will use social networking sites Image courtesy of Wanderer and Wonderer on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/global-wandering/1171829609/
  • 6. Our approach…
    • Great!
    • We’ll make it even easier for you!
    • We have a range of communication channels but we’ll plug them into Facebook (and the like) and plug your social networking tools into our portal(s) too
    “ Everyone’s on it ” “ Really useful ” Image courtesy of redking on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/redking/1934240/
  • 7. Our policy / strategy… Image courtesy of Aaron Michael Brown on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/dietpoison/133957015/ … not to have one! Not even for T&L Compliment to marketing An added extra to communication
  • 8.
    • If they want it they’ve got it
    • - If they don’t then no problem
    • - If putting things in social networking (or using Facebook) IS your strategy then you start to have a problem…
    Image courtesy of terwilliger911 on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/terwilliger911/446710944/
  • 9. Concerns… Image courtesy of Fiona Macginty on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fionamacginty/296872194/
  • 10.
    • The problem
    • Named individual inc. photographs
    • False allegations
    • The solution
    • Proper channels – report group
    • AUP
    • Libel and defamation laws
    “ Edge Hill students being molestered by security! ” Image courtesy of beckaramie on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/beckeramie/393255114/
  • 11.  
  • 12. “ Keele University has ordered its students to watch their mouths on Facebook, and asked them not to express dissatisfaction with the institution on social networking sites. ”
  • 13.  
  • 14. Image courtesy of MsAnthea "Anthéaïs" on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthea/84090626/
  • 15. “ I’ve turned down friending requests from students, but they can see what I’m up to anyway on the Edge Hill network ” Rob Spence, Edge Hill University “ I don’t make friends with students, but if they choose to add me to their friends list, then that’s fine ” Emma Image courtesy of domake.saythink on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/domakesaythink/2003483686/
  • 16. It’s just a compliment to other services What can you ACTUALLY guarantee anyway?! Image courtesy of philcampbell on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/clanlife/1517564618/
  • 17. Open | Accept Allow | Encourage Image courtesy of emdot on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdot/13519557/
  • 18.  
  • 19. Thanks for listening Any questions? Alison Wildish Head of Web Services Edge Hill University blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/webservices Image courtesy of halighalie on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/halighalie/112410629/