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Social Media For The College Crowd

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PPT presentation I gave to Boston University staff on 11/19/08 about websites popular (and those that should be) among college students

PPT presentation I gave to Boston University staff on 11/19/08 about websites popular (and those that should be) among college students

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  • 1. Social Media for the College Crowd: Popular Online Hangouts for College Students Presentation by Pamela Seiple
  • 2. What is Social Media?
    • The tools and platforms people use to publish, converse and share content online
    • - http://socialmedia.wikispaces.com/A-Z+of+social+media
    • Any digital application that allows users to share media with each other
    • - Me
    (Image source: Robert Scoble & Darren Barefoot )
  • 3. Social Media In Plain English Video: Social Media In Plain English, by Sachi and Lee LeFever More Common Craft videos at http://www.commoncraft.com
  • 4. College Students Are Online
    • Nearly twice as many students use social networks every day in 2008 (59%) than did in 2006 (33%)
    • The percentage of students who said they never use social networks has fallen from 25% in 2006 to 11% in 2008
    • - Data from EDUCAUSE via Emarketer
  • 5. Social Media Activities of College Students
    • For students, social networks are a way to check in with friends, play games, plan events and provide an outlet for self-expression and sharing
    • Among students surveyed by Youth Trends, 79% said they used social media to catch up with friends and family
  • 6. Top Websites Among College Students Digg.com
  • 7. Website Categories
    • Social Networks
    • Humor/Entertainment
    • Ratings
    • Photo-Sharing
    • Social News/Bookmarking
    • Video/Television/Movies
    • Music
    • Book Purchasing
    • Online Classifieds/Vending
    • Gossip
    • Collaborative Tools
    • Blogging
    • Miscellaneous
  • 8. Social Networks
    • Facebook.com
    • Myspace.com
    • LinkedIn.com – social network for professionals
    • Ning – platform for user-generated social networks
      • PR Open Mic ( http:// www.propenmic.org )
      • 20 Something Bloggers ( http://20somethings.ning.com )
  • 9. Facebook
    • News Feed
    • Photo-Sharing
    • Event Planning
      • BU Events on Facebook
    • Groups
      • BU Groups on Facebook
        • Dear Abbeys
    • Pages
      • BU Pages on Facebook (students become “fans”)
  • 10. Humor/Entertainment
    • CollegeHumor.com
    • Ebaumsworld.com
    • Icanhascheezburger.com (Lolcats)
  • 11. Ratings
    • RateMyProfessors.com
    • InternshipRatings.com
  • 12. Photo-Sharing
    • Flickr.com – photo-sharing Website (now with video-sharing capabilities)
    • Picasa.com – free downloadable picture-sharing software
    • Photobucket.com - photo-sharing Website
  • 13. Social News/Bookmarking
    • Digg.com - bookmarking/ratings
      • CollegeHumor articles – “ Digg it ”
    • StumbleUpon.com – bookmarking/ratings
    • Del.icio.us.com – social bookmarking site
  • 14. Video/Television/Movies
    • YouTube.com – user-generated videos
      • BU Today YouTube Channel
    • Hulu.com – streaming video of TV shows/movies from networks/studios
  • 15. Music
    • iTunes
      • iTunes U
      • BU on iTunes
    • Rhapsody.com – music downloading service
    • Pandora.com- music recommendation service
  • 16. Book Purchasing
    • Amazon.com – online bookstore/vendor for music, video games, etc.
    • Half.com – Ebay’s marketplace for books, music, video games, etc.
  • 17. Online Classifies/Vending
    • Craigslist.org – online classifieds by city
    • Ebay.com – online garage sale
  • 18. Gossip
    • Juicycampus.com – college gossip, segmented by individual college/university
    • PerezHilton.com – celebrity gossip
    • Overheard at BU (Facebook Group) – BU gossip
  • 19. Collaborative Tools
    • Wikis
      • Wikipedia
      • pbwiki
    • Google Docs – document collaboration
      • Other Google Tools: Google Scholar (scholarly article search), Gmail (email)
  • 20. Blogging Platforms
    • 42% of bloggers in The U.S. are 18-34 years old ( Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere, 2008 )
    • Wordpress.com
    • Blogger.com
    • LiveJournal.com
    • Twitter.com
  • 21. Twitter In Plain English Video: Twitter in Plain English, by Sachi and Lee LeFever More Common Craft videos at http://www.commoncraft.com
  • 22. Twitter
    • “ Micro-blogging” Platform
    • 140-character posts or “tweets”
    • Followers, @Replies, Direct Messages
    • Search.twitter.com
      • “ Boston University” on Twitter
    • Twellow.com (beta)
      • Finding BU students/staff on Twitter
      • @ DeanElmore , @ JohnBattaglino
  • 23. Miscellaneous
    • ESPN.com – professional sports and fantasy sports news/info.
    • Engadget.com – technology blog/podcast about consumer electronics
  • 24. Social Media Jargon
    • Web 2.0
    • Social Media
    • Digital Natives
    • Social Networks
    • Friends
    • Fans
    • Groups
    • Podcast
    • Wiki
    • Tags
    • Blog
    • Microblog
    • RSS
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Avatar
    • Handle
    • Photo-Sharing
    • User-generated content
    • Beta
  • 25. Thank You! Further Questions? Email me at pseiple@hotmail.com