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  • 1. Intro. toSocial Media
  • 2. What is Social Media? The best way to define social media is to break itdown. Media is an instrument on communication,like a newspaper or a radio, so social media wouldbe a social instrument of communication. Thiswould be a website that doesnt just give youinformation, but interacts with you while giving youthat information. Think of regular media as a one-way street whereyou can read a newspaper or listen to a report ontelevision, but you have very limited ability to giveyour thoughts on the matter. Social media, on the other hand, is a two-waystreet that gives you the ability to communicatetoo.
  • 3. Social Media Sites Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Videos Photo Sharing Blogging
  • 4. Facebook Facebook is the world’s largestsocial network, with over 1 billionusers worldwide. Facebook can be used to: See updates and posts from friends Share photos and videos Share information on your timeline Invite friends to join groups andevents Chat with friends Play games and use applications
  • 5. Facebook Timeline
  • 6. Facebook News Feed
  • 7. How to Sign UpStep One:Create a new accountStep Two:Add friends and createa profile
  • 8. Google+ Google+ is a social network createdby Google in 2011. Google+ allows you to: Create a custom profile Create circles to control who can seewhat you post Join communities to connect withpeople with shared interests Share photos easily Video chat with friends Integrate your profile with otherGoogle products
  • 9. Google+ Profile
  • 10. Google+ Home Page
  • 11. How to Sign UpStep One:Sign up for a Google accountor sign in with your existingaccountStep Two:Click on +You to begincreating your profile
  • 12. Twitter Twitter is a real-time informationnetwork that connects you to thelatest stories, ideas, opinions andnews about what you findinteresting. Simply find the accountsyou find most compelling andfollow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are smallbursts of information called Tweets.Each Tweet is 140 characters long,but don’t let the small size foolyou—you can discover a lot in alittle space. You can see photos,videos and conversations directly inTweets to get the whole story at aglance, and all in one place.
  • 13. Twitter Profile
  • 14. Twitter Home Page
  • 15. How to Sign UpStep One:Sign up for a TwitteraccountStep Two:Start tweeting!
  • 16. Pinterest Pinterest is one of the fastestgrowing social networks in theworld. Pinterest is an online pinboardthat allows users to “pin”content to their own personal“boards” that can then beseen by other users. Otherscan then “repin” content totheir own boards.
  • 17. How does Pinterest work?
  • 18. Pinterest Feed
  • 19. Your Boards
  • 20. How to Sign UpStep One:Select your sign up optionStep Two:Create your account
  • 21. LinkedIn LinkedIn is the world’s largestprofessional network with200 million members in 200countries and territoriesaround the globe. Mission: connect the worldsprofessionals to make themmore productive andsuccessful. When you joinLinkedIn, you get access topeople, jobs, news, updates,and insights that help yoube great at what you do. Who can benefit fromjoining LinkedIn? Anyone with professionalskills looking to network withother professionals
  • 22. LinkedIn Profile
  • 23. Group Pages
  • 24. How to Sign Up
  • 25. Video Sharing There are several video sharingwebsites available for free. Thetwo most popular are: Youtube: A video-sharingwebsite on which users canupload, share, and viewvideos. Users can alsocomment on the videos ofothers. Vimeo: A video-sharing websiteon which users can upload,share, and view videos. Vimeois used by many independentfilmmakers.
  • 26. Photo Sharing There are many free photo-sharingwebsites that allow users to upload,store, and share their personalphotos: Flickr: Flickr is the world’s mostpopular photo sharing website.Users can upload, organize, share,and print photos. Picasa: In addition to allowing youto manage your photos, Picasaallows you to perform basic editsand gives you many options forsharing those pictures with others. Photobucket: Photobucket allowsusers to upload, store, edit, share,and create slideshows with theirphotos.
  • 27. Blogging Blogging is an interactive form ofpublishing content on the web. It comesfrom the term "web log." The act ofblogging dates back to the late 1990s,and has become a dominant way of self-publishing in the 2000s. Most blog sites offer free accounts thatallow users to publish their own contentand interact with other bloggers. The most popular blog sites are: Blogger Tumblr Wordpress
  • 28. Social Media Tips No Such Thing as Private X Marks the Spot Separate Work and Family How Old Are You Now? Check Security Settings Review Before Posting Public vs. PrivateConversations You Play, You Pay…In Loss ofPrivacy How Do I Know You?
  • 29. Questions?Matt KovarTLC Coordinator(308)