Social Networking 101

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Presented at the January 2009 NCUG meeting as a way to emphasize the importance of social networking amongst professionals.

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Social Networking 101

  1. 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING 101 It’s not what you know…
  2. 2. According to Wikipedia <ul><li>A social network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, kinship, dislike, conflict or trade. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Networking on the Web <ul><li>Advogato Elftown Hyves Multiply Ravelry Wasabi Amie Street Eons.com imeem Muxlim Reunion.com WAYN ANobii Espinthebottle IRC-Galleria MyChurch ResearchGATE WebBiographies aSmallWorld Experience Project Italki MyHeritage Ryze Windows Live Spaces Athlinks Facebook itsmy MySpace scispace.net Wis.dm Avatars United Faceparty iWiW myYearbook Shelfari WWE Universe Badoo Fetlife Jaiku Nasza-klasa.pl Skyrock Xanga Bahu Flixster Jammer Direct Netlog Sonico.com XING Bebo Fotolog kaioo Nettby Soundpedia Xiaonei Biip Friends Reunited kaixin Nexopia Spoke Xt3 BlackPlanet Friendster Last.fm Ning Stickam Yelp, Inc. Boomj.com Frühstückstreff LibraryThing Odnoklassniki.ru Student.com Youmeo Broadcaster.com Fubar lifeknot OkCupid StudiVZ Buzznet Gaia Online LinkedIn Orkut Tagged.com CafeMom Gather LiveJournal OneWorldTV Taltopia Cake Financial Geni.com Livemocha OUTeverywhere TravBuddy.com Capazoo Goodreads LunarStorm Passportstamp Travellerspoint Care2 Gossipreport.com MEETin Pingsta tribe.net Classmates.com Grono.net Meetup.com Plaxo Trombi.com Cloob GamerDNA MiGente.com Playahead Tuenti.com College Tonight Habbo Mixi Playboy U Twitter CouchSurfing hi5 mobikade Plurk V Kontakte DeviantART Horseland MocoSpace ProfileHeaven Vampirefreaks DontStayIn Hospitality Club MOG quarterlife Vox </li></ul>
  4. 4. LinkedIn is where it’s at <ul><li>Online Profile (aka Resume) </li></ul><ul><li>Search for people you know and invite them to be a connection </li></ul><ul><li>View other people’s connections to see if you know others </li></ul><ul><li>Give/get professional recommendations, visible to all users </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to groups that share common interests </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up with what’s going on with your connections </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Power of LinkedIn <ul><li>Recruiters WILL find you </li></ul><ul><li>Third party sites use LinkedIn (SimplyHired.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Not as blatant as posting your resume on Monster.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. NCUG is on LinkedIn and Facebook! <ul><li>LinkedIn NCUG group has 51 members, any member can start a discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook NCUG group started last month, up to 11 members </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions?

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