Social Networking Basics

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A basic introduction to social networking sites, particularly focusing on Facebook and Twitter, with some mention of MySpace. This presentation was delivered to the Bay Area Seniors Computer Club in September 2009.

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Social Networking Basics

  1. 1. Social Networking Basics: A very short introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and maybe a bit of MySpace Presented by: Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen Assistant Director, North Bend Public Library This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution September 4, 2009 United States license. For more information, visit http://www.creativecommons.org.
  2. 2. Arrrggghhh!!!
  3. 3. Who’s on these sites? People with profiles on social networking sites: Adults age 18-24 75% Adults (overall) 35% Adults 65+ 7% Data source: Pew Internet & American Life Project's December 2008 tracking survey
  4. 4. Social networking is . . . Connecting with friends and family
  5. 5. Social networking is . . . Conversing with people
  6. 6. Social networking is . . . Sharing your interests
  7. 7. Social networking is NOT . . . Difficult
  8. 8. Social networking is NOT . . . Time-consuming
  9. 9. Social networking is NOT . . . Useless
  10. 10. Some short introductions to . . .
  11. 11. What A site to connect with friends, post photos, and generally interact with people online. Who A goodly portion of people under 30. And a growing percentage of those above it.
  12. 12. What you see
  13. 13. Status updates
  14. 14. Status updates They’re all about conversation
  15. 15. What’s going on? Networks
  16. 16. What’s going on Multimedia
  17. 17. What else can I do?
  18. 18. Find friends
  19. 19. Send messages
  20. 20. Send messages
  21. 21. Post photos and videos
  22. 22. Post photos and videos Photo “albums”
  23. 23. What they see
  24. 24. What they see
  25. 25. Personal information
  26. 26. Personal information
  27. 27. Privacy
  28. 28. Privacy
  29. 29. Privacy
  30. 30. What Allows people to post short updates (140 characters or fewer). AKA microblogging Who Anyone interested in sharing ideas and connecting with people.
  31. 31. What you see
  32. 32. It like Facebook, but simplified
  33. 33. Twitter’s main question
  34. 34. But it’s about so much more!
  35. 35. What you see
  36. 36. What you see
  37. 37. Followers
  38. 38. Followers
  39. 39. Tweets
  40. 40. Your profile
  41. 41. It’s all about conversation
  42. 42. It’s all about conversation
  43. 43. And sharing
  44. 44. And sharing
  45. 45. What Another social site similar to Facebook, and one that’s been around a bit longer Who Young people (particularly teenagers), music bands, authors, organizations, & lots of other people
  46. 46. What you see
  47. 47. Friends
  48. 48. Updates
  49. 49. Messages
  50. 50. What they see
  51. 51. I can do that!
  52. 52. Questions?
  53. 53. Thank you. Check us out on the Web: http://info.cclsd.org./non Follow us on Twitter: @nblib Download this presentation on slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/nbpl/social-networking-basics-1950427

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