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Short tutorial on social networking, how to sign on to Ning and to join groups

Short tutorial on social networking, how to sign on to Ning and to join groups

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Lifelong Learners Lifelong Learners Presentation Transcript

    • A social network is like a party
    • What is a social network?
  • This is Bob Bob is having a party He’s inviting a few people…
    • … it will be a wild affair!
    • Some friends from work
    Some of his neighbors And some people he likes to scuba dive with He is inviting…
    • If Bob’s party is a social network, all of the people who come to the party are
    • members.
    A social network has members and the members can form groups Bob’s friends from work , his neighbors and his scuba friends all belong to groups .
    • Members can join any group. Members can invite others to join. Members can set up groups.
    In this way, a social network can bring together people from all areas of the world, and then allow them to find others with common interests. But a social network can do so much more than this…
    • A social network can list upcoming events , or share favorite
    • websites. You can share photos, videos and blogs . You can talk live or you can use a forum to share ideas.
    List upcoming events Share favorite websites Share photos & videos
    • You can be in one, many or all of the social networks!
    • Bob prefers MySpace
    Three popular social networks are My Space, Facebook and Ning
    • Lets look at Lifelong Learners, a Social Network on Ning
    • http://lifelonglearners.ning.com
  • Ning and Lifelong Learners
  • More…
  • And so much more!
  • 1. Go to http://lifelonglearners.ning.com 2. Click on “Sign Up” more
  • 3. Fill in the information required E-mail address is required Don’t forget your password! Birthday is optional Copy the code as shown Don’t forget to click sign up! more
  • 4. Complete your registration Real name is not required We will cover uploading photos in a future tutorial. Don’t do this for now. Fill this in if you like. It will help us to get to know you better. Click Join and you are IN!
  • Joining a group couldn’t be easier. more 1. Click on the name of the group 2. Click on invitation to join the group
  • 3. And Voila! You are in! Simple, isn’t it? Invite your friends!
  • 1. Joined Lifelong Learners 2. Joined or created a group
    • Sign up for Lifelong Learners AND
    • Join an existing group OR
    • Form a new group
    Look over the entire site. See what makes sense. See if you can figure out how to write a blog, post a picture or any other task on the site.