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Social networking and the translator

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Knowledge pills about twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, Google Reader and delicious. …

Knowledge pills about twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, Google Reader and delicious.
3rd ProZ.com Conference in Spain, 14 November 2010.

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  • 1. Social networking and the translator Knowledge pills about twitter (Marco Cevoli), LinkedIn (Sergio Alasia), blogging, Google Reader and delicious (Rubén de la Fuente). 3rd ProZ.com Conference in Spain, 14 November 2010
  • 2. Social networking and the translator Learn. Promote. Experiment.
  • 3. ? ? What's twitter? ?
  • 4. “What are you doing?”
  • 5. twitter: geolocalized microblogging service in real time, limited to 140 characters
  • 6. twitter is not… a blog a chat room an instant messenger a news service a forum
  • 7. twitter is not… a blog a chat room an instant messenger a news service a forum But can be all of this.
  • 8. twitter is bigger than Russia
  • 9. 120 million visits per day 1389 visits per second 300 000 new users per day 145 million registered users * *) More than the population of Russia, 141 mln
  • 10. twitter as a… search engine
  • 11. twitter as a… communication platform
  • 12. Key Terms: DM RT # tweets timeline retweets mentions hashtags lists direct message
  • 13. What’s it for?
  • 14. What’s it for? News Getting opinions Technology Research Sports Politics Customer Support Promotion Relationship building Personal branding
  • 15. “You are what you talk about.” (Greig Wells)
  • 16. How to? Passive vs Active user listen search select order { creator Content aggregator forwarder
  • 17. And the translator?
  • 18. Search for jobs #translation #translator #job #jobs
  • 19. Build relationships fellow translators opinion leaders clients
  • 20. Ask questions
  • 21. Experiment!
  • 22. Manage 3rd party TweetDeck clients Twhirl HootSuite Seesmic Brizzly
  • 23. { Twitpic Tweetshare 101besttwitterapps.com 3rd party applications Enhance
  • 24. Connect twitterfeed with other social media Twitterlive Yahoo Pipes create autogenerated tweets Ping.fm
  • 25. Meebo Blog (Ping.fm bot) (RSS) Ping.fm page
  • 26. RSS feed 1 RSS feed 2 RSS feed 3 twitterfile
  • 27. ? ? What's LinkedIn? ?
  • 28. professional network with over 80 million members in over 200 countries.
  • 29. LinkedIn is not… an alternative to Facebook for grown-ups.
  • 30. 500 M 145 130 80 Registered users
  • 31. Registered users 8M 15 30 80 Translation groups
  • 32. What’s it for? Low cost or free connection between entrepreneurs and businesses around the world (or around the corner).
  • 33. Free vs. paid subscription
  • 34. Customer relationship management tool for companies selling products and services.
  • 35. Your Connections: Your trusted friends and colleagues
  • 36. Two degrees away: Friends of friends; each connected to one of your connections
  • 37. Three degrees away: Reach these users through a friend and one of their friends
  • 38. Connect Searching and importing contacts
  • 39. Groups Create new or join existing professional groups to discuss market trends and virtually any other topic.
  • 40. Jobs Browse and apply for job offers.
  • 41. Applications
  • 42. Events Share information with your contacts about events you are attending.
  • 43. Events
  • 44. Companies Follow companies in your specific industry.
  • 45. Answers Ask and answer questions.
  • 46. Ads Targeted offers of your services to LinkedIn professionals.
  • 47. What's in a blog Web log > We blog Online journal Interactive through comments
  • 48. What's in a blog
  • 49. Blogging influenza 112k blogs (Technorati) Blogger 8th,Wordpress 19 th (Alexa rank) Spin doctors (politics, technology, fashion, gossip)
  • 50. Anatomy of a blog Posts Comments RSS Plugins: blog roll, twitter feed
  • 51. The Power of Blog Share. Promote. Stay tuned.
  • 52. 5 tips for Blogging Be regular Write for skim reading Use catchy headlines Engage with your readers Be SEO aware
  • 53. Personal branding algomasquetraducir.com dillonslattery.com
  • 54. Google Reader: gotta catch them all Receive updates Share and star Search pool
  • 55. delicious: Sorting the Web Social bookmarking: favourite and tag Subscribe to tags Create your network Custom search
  • 56. delicious 2 million users 181th in Alexa Similar services: Digg, StumbleUpon
  • 57. The risks of social media Social media environments are out of your control. Use them with a clear goal. Keep an eye on the clock. Keep in mind privacy issues.
  • 58. Learn to properly use social media, by asking questions and participating. Learn.
  • 59. Promote yourself by creating content and sharing it with other users. Promote.
  • 60. Build an online reputation. Become an expert in your field. Promote.
  • 61. Experiment with every feature by using technology in a creative way. Experiment.
  • 62. Learn. Promote. Experiment.
  • 63. Questions? Marco Cevoli: mcevoli@qabiria.com Sergio Alasia: salasia@qabiria.com Rubén de la Fuente: rubo@wordbonds.es Learn. Promote. Experiment.
  • 64. Thank you. www.wordbonds.es