Social Media: Is this for me? Mary Kelly Librarian Plymouth District Library Lyon Township Public Library
What is Social Media? More than just the Internet Includes interactive websites, networks, or groups Just about anything connecting information and people
Who should be interested inSocial Media? Businesses looking to expand “presence” Non Profits Hobbyists/Enthusiasts Researchers/Genealogy Collectors/Bargain hunters Career Development/Job Hunters
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!
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
Over 500 million users Founded in 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg Attempts to model how people socialize in real life
Newsfeed Friends (contacts) Groups/Community Ability to share links, photos, video Games/Applications
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?
To view YouTube videos, you must have Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher YouTube will allow upload various types of video
YouTube Basics Create a profile and an account (channel) Save videos or “favorites” Upload videos
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”?
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”
Contact Me! Mary Kelly Lyon Township Library Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @librarymary40 Practical Librarian http://practicallibrarian.blogspot.com Awful Library Books http://awfullibrarybooks.net