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  • 1. Social Media: Is this for me?
    Mary Kelly
    Librarian
    Plymouth District Library
    Lyon Township Public Library
  • 2. What is Social Media?
    More than just the Internet
    Includes interactive websites, networks, or groups
    Just about anything connecting information and people
  • 3. Who should be interested inSocial Media?
    Businesses looking to expand “presence”
    Non Profits
    Hobbyists/Enthusiasts
    Researchers/Genealogy
    Collectors/Bargain hunters
    Career Development/Job Hunters
  • 4. Personal Profile Basics
    Description of YOU!
    Share what is appropriate to the type of media
    Be appropriate
    Only include that information that you feel comfortable sharing.
    Just because someone asks doesn’t mean you have to share!
  • 5. Personal Profile Basics
    Limit descriptions that can identify you, specifically.
    Have a separate email account for online activities.
    Check with your employer about social networking policies
  • 6. Over 500 million users
    Founded in 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg
    Attempts to model how people socialize in real life
  • 7. Newsfeed
    Friends (contacts)
    Groups/Community
    Ability to share links, photos, video
    Games/Applications
  • 8. Privacy Settings
    Read and ask questions before committing to anything!
    Don’t share too much even if you have nothing to hide
    “opt out” what does THAT mean?
  • 9.
  • 10.
  • 11. Facebook Privacy
  • 12. Career/Professional Recruiting
    Resume building
    Job searching
    Networking
    Expanded services are available for more $
  • 13. Create an online resume
    Join groups and discussions
    Find additional contacts
  • 14. Mini or Micro “blog”
    Users share snippets in 140 characters or less each message is a “tweet”
    Personal profile is limited
    Users can share links and photos
    Content is public
  • 15. This is insane…why would anyone do this?
    Industry/Interests
    Businesses should pay attention!
    Gossip hounds
    Technology
  • 16.
  • 17. Profiles
    Video sharing
    Comments
    Channels
  • 18. To view YouTube videos, you must have Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher
    YouTube will allow upload various types of video
  • 19. YouTube Basics
    Create a profile and an account (channel)
    Save videos or “favorites”
    Upload videos
  • 20. Social Media Issues
    Privacy/Safety
    No specific addresses/phone
    Don’t share timetables
    Any info that could be used to establish identity (birth date, mother’s maiden name, etc)
    Copyright Issues
    Who owns the “content”?
  • 21. I am READY!
    Create a limited profile
    Add friends or contacts that you know PERSONALLY
    Check and Read Privacy Policy
  • 22. General Internet Safety
    If it looks too good to be true it probably is…
    Anyone that wants money/credit card info—be suspicious
    Separate your personal life from your work life
    Have separate emails for work, personal and shopping or “junk”
  • 23. Contact Me!
    Mary Kelly
    Lyon Township Library
    Email: mkelly@lyon.lib.mi.us
    Twitter: @librarymary40
    Practical Librarian
    http://practicallibrarian.blogspot.com
    Awful Library Books
    http://awfullibrarybooks.net