Wikis, Blogs and Online Social Networking<br />Mark HeckelInformation Technology Training SpecialistITS Training Services<...
What is social media?<br />
Social Media In Plain English<br />
The type of media that is based on conversation and interaction between people online.<br />They use highly accessible and...
Why should I want to use it?<br />
Networking in new ways, with new people, in new situations.<br />Get access to leaders in your profession or area of inter...
Can allow YOU to become a leader in your field of expertise.<br />Gives you the opportunity to be heard – if you are willi...
How can I make social media work for me?<br />
Reputation management<br />Customer service<br />Public relations – either business or personal<br />Customer/client loyal...
What can I gain from social media?<br />
Reduced email volume<br />Reduced costs<br />Wider audience<br />More contacts and resources<br />Expanded network<br />
wikis<br />
Confluence<br />Well-established wiki<br />Allows for multi-media inclusion<br />Easy to use<br />Good security<br />Usual...
PB Works<br />Free and premium<br />Web-based<br />Has multiple tools<br />Easy to share access with others<br />
Zoho<br />Free and premiumsites<br />Web-based<br />Includes multiple tools (a suite)<br />Some tools have limited capacit...
MediaWiki<br />Popular tool<br />Base tool for Wikipedia<br />Easy to add and edit content<br />
Penn State Wikispaces<br />Penn State’s tool<br />
blogs<br />
Blogger<br />Part of the Google family<br />Free<br />Allows for creation of multiple blogs<br />Allows for customization ...
WordPress<br />Very popular<br />Easy to use<br />Customizable with some work<br />
Moveable Type<br />Subscription service<br />Base tool for the Blogs at Penn State<br />Easy to use<br />Customizable<br /...
Live Journal<br />Free and premium<br />Not overly customizable<br />Free version has ads<br />
Blogs at Penn State<br />Penn State’s tool<br />
Other social media<br />
Facebook<br />Leader in social media<br />Based on “friends”<br />Includes Twitter type updates<br />Can join and create g...
delicious<br />Online bookmarking and bookmark sharing tool<br />Searchable for bookmarks from others using same tag<br />...
LinkedIn<br />“Professional” cousin to Facebook<br />Groups can be formed<br />Twitter type posts<br />Can subscribe to di...
Twitter<br />Microblogging tool<br />Limited characters<br />People “follow” each other<br />Searchable by hash tag<br />
FriendFeed<br />
digg<br />Content rated by users<br />The more people “digg” something, the more popular it becomes<br />Peer evaluation o...
Skype<br />On-line audio and video calls<br />Premium<br />Requires a small download<br />Not a true web 2.o application<b...
Meebo<br />IM aggregator<br />Private chat rooms<br />Completely web-based<br />Some ads<br />
YouTube<br />Video site<br />Upload videos and watch others<br />Commenting or video commenting<br />Creates channels<br />
Slideshare<br />On-line slide shows<br />Upload PowerPoints to the web – share with some or all<br />Shows available from ...
Ning<br />Used for creating communities of practice<br />Several tools built in, including chat, email and blogging<br />
Netvibes<br />Start page<br />Customizable<br />Free<br />Has several “widgets” to make it more useful<br />
flickr<br />On-line photo streaming and sharing<br />Part of Yahoo!<br />Creates photo streams<br />Allows for mashups wit...
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Wikis, blogs and online social networking

  1. 1. Wikis, Blogs and Online Social Networking<br />Mark HeckelInformation Technology Training SpecialistITS Training Services<br />
  2. 2. What is social media?<br />
  3. 3. Social Media In Plain English<br />
  4. 4. The type of media that is based on conversation and interaction between people online.<br />They use highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques.<br />They turn monologues into dialogues.<br />
  5. 5. Why should I want to use it?<br />
  6. 6. Networking in new ways, with new people, in new situations.<br />Get access to leaders in your profession or area of interest.<br />Provides a platform for developing and marketing your personal brand – you!<br />
  7. 7. Can allow YOU to become a leader in your field of expertise.<br />Gives you the opportunity to be heard – if you are willing to listen.<br />Get to information faster, easier, in real time, at any time.<br />
  8. 8. How can I make social media work for me?<br />
  9. 9. Reputation management<br />Customer service<br />Public relations – either business or personal<br />Customer/client loyalty<br />Thought leadership<br />Networking<br />
  10. 10. What can I gain from social media?<br />
  11. 11. Reduced email volume<br />Reduced costs<br />Wider audience<br />More contacts and resources<br />Expanded network<br />
  12. 12. wikis<br />
  13. 13. Confluence<br />Well-established wiki<br />Allows for multi-media inclusion<br />Easy to use<br />Good security<br />Usually server based at the local site<br />
  14. 14. PB Works<br />Free and premium<br />Web-based<br />Has multiple tools<br />Easy to share access with others<br />
  15. 15. Zoho<br />Free and premiumsites<br />Web-based<br />Includes multiple tools (a suite)<br />Some tools have limited capacity<br />
  16. 16. MediaWiki<br />Popular tool<br />Base tool for Wikipedia<br />Easy to add and edit content<br />
  17. 17. Penn State Wikispaces<br />Penn State’s tool<br />
  18. 18. blogs<br />
  19. 19. Blogger<br />Part of the Google family<br />Free<br />Allows for creation of multiple blogs<br />Allows for customization of look<br />
  20. 20. WordPress<br />Very popular<br />Easy to use<br />Customizable with some work<br />
  21. 21. Moveable Type<br />Subscription service<br />Base tool for the Blogs at Penn State<br />Easy to use<br />Customizable<br />Shareable with other authors<br />
  22. 22. Live Journal<br />Free and premium<br />Not overly customizable<br />Free version has ads<br />
  23. 23. Blogs at Penn State<br />Penn State’s tool<br />
  24. 24. Other social media<br />
  25. 25. Facebook<br />Leader in social media<br />Based on “friends”<br />Includes Twitter type updates<br />Can join and create groups and fan pages<br />
  26. 26. delicious<br />Online bookmarking and bookmark sharing tool<br />Searchable for bookmarks from others using same tag<br />Free<br />Plugins for Firefox and IE<br />
  27. 27. LinkedIn<br />“Professional” cousin to Facebook<br />Groups can be formed<br />Twitter type posts<br />Can subscribe to digests of posts<br />
  28. 28. Twitter<br />Microblogging tool<br />Limited characters<br />People “follow” each other<br />Searchable by hash tag<br />
  29. 29. FriendFeed<br />
  30. 30. digg<br />Content rated by users<br />The more people “digg” something, the more popular it becomes<br />Peer evaluation of content<br />
  31. 31. Skype<br />On-line audio and video calls<br />Premium<br />Requires a small download<br />Not a true web 2.o application<br />
  32. 32. Meebo<br />IM aggregator<br />Private chat rooms<br />Completely web-based<br />Some ads<br />
  33. 33. YouTube<br />Video site<br />Upload videos and watch others<br />Commenting or video commenting<br />Creates channels<br />
  34. 34. Slideshare<br />On-line slide shows<br />Upload PowerPoints to the web – share with some or all<br />Shows available from any web browser<br />
  35. 35. Ning<br />Used for creating communities of practice<br />Several tools built in, including chat, email and blogging<br />
  36. 36. Netvibes<br />Start page<br />Customizable<br />Free<br />Has several “widgets” to make it more useful<br />
  37. 37. flickr<br />On-line photo streaming and sharing<br />Part of Yahoo!<br />Creates photo streams<br />Allows for mashups with other programs<br />
  38. 38. Google Wave<br />Enhanced email – microblogging – instant messaging client<br />Creates threads of conversations<br />Allows for real-time dialog – you can see what others type as they type<br />

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