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Intro to Social Networking
Intro to Social Networking
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Intro to Social Networking
Intro to Social Networking
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    • 1. An Introduction to Social Networking Tony Hirst, OU Library Staff Development Hour, 25/10/06
    • 2. Social Networking vs Social Software
      • “ A social network is a map of the relationships between individuals, indicating the ways in which they are connected through various social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds.”
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
      • “ Social software lets people rendezvous, connect or collaborate by use of a computer network.”
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_software
    • 3. Social Networking Sites
    • 4. Haven’t we been here before?
    • 5. This Time, It’s 2.0 …
    • 6. The Anatomy of MySpace
      • Personal info
      • Photo uploads
      • Movie uploads
      • Calendar
      • Blog
      • Address book
      • Customisable layout
      • ‘ Make Friends’
      • Add graffiti
    • 7. Making it Social
    • 8. “ Professional” Social Networking
    • 9. Alumni Contact Management
    • 10. Social Content Management Systems
      • Personally useful
      • Easy upload, free storage
      • Big name sites focus on a particular media or resource type
      • Informal, user and community supplied metadata – “tags” – as well as contributor metadata
      • Sharing / favorites / bookmarking
      • Widgets – embed content in your own web pages
      • Web feeds – syndicate your content/collection data
    • 11. flickr
    • 12. YouTube
    • 13. Library Thing
    • 14. del.icio.us
    • 15. citeUlike
    • 16. Tags, Tagging and Folksonomies
      • Tags – user contributed keywords/descriptive terms
      • Uncontrolled vocabulary
      • Subject to change, ambiguous
      • Synonyms, plurals, etc
      • but
      • Statistically significant
      • Support resource discovery
      • Low barrier to entry
    • 17. Neat navigation  http://nonfiction.ig-gestaltung.de/wp-content/web20map.png
    • 18.  
    • 19. Social Content Generation Tools
      • Tools that support collaborative content generation activities
    • 20. Wikipedia
    • 21. Google docs ( Writely )
    • 22. Gliffy
    • 23. Zimbio – A Social Portal Builder
    • 24. Social Recommendations & Search
      • User generated search rolls
      • User flagged content <=> social bookmarking
      • Digg
    • 25. Social Recommendation Engines
    • 26. DIY Social Apps
      • Ning
        • Bookmarks
        • Videos
        • Photos
        • Groups
    • 27.
      • “ The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.”
      • William Gibson
      http://www.donnarosenartists.com/artists/dale-rutter/big-art/minority-report.jpg
    • 28. Clone Your Own…
    • 29. Take Home (1)
      • The social space is very diverse, and still finding its way
      • Possible to distinguish between:
        • personally customised pages/applications intended for sharing
        • collaborative applications
    • 30. Take Home (2)
      • Personal social networking sites may offer:
        • privacy
        • groups
        • “ friends”
    • 31. Take Home (3)
      • The widgets are coming
        • portable functionality
        • republish your own content
        • share other people’s content
    • 32. Tony Hirst Dept of ICT Faculty of Technology The Open University
      • [email_address]
      • http://ouseful.open.ac.uk/blog

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