Social NetworkingStresses, Strategies and Success Tips
Stresses   Privacy   Protecting yourself   Peer Pressure
Privacy   There is only as much information    out there as you allow.   What you sign up for and who sees    it is up t...
Privacy
Privacy: Signing Up   Many websites don’t ask for more    than your email address and a    password.   Other times you m...
Privacy: Passwords   Choosing a password can be hard.   Best Practices:       8 characters long       At least one cap...
Privacy: Passwords   Use substitution to help create a    password   Start: potatosalad (11 characters)   Next: p0tatos...
Privacy: Signing Up   Facebook:       There are many levels of privacy        settings in Facebook, and you have to     ...
Privacy: Signing Up   Always read the Terms of Service    when signing up for an account    online.
Protect Yourself   Always sign out of public computers   Read the Use Agreements   Check the Default Settings
Peer Pressure   Who is using Social Networking    Sites anyway?   Everyone.   Well, not everyone, but 56% of    Canadia...
Peer Pressure cont.   “Social networking sites have become increasingly    popular among Canadian Internet users.    Acco...
Other Stresses?   Let’s Discuss!
Why even use these sites?•Inform•Collaborate•Learn•Share
Strategies   What do you want to share?   With who?   Let’s look at some common social    networking sites and who uses...
Business   LinkedIn   Twitter
LinkedIn   This site is aimed at business    professionals and in addition to    connecting people it also answers    que...
Twitter   Twitter is a way to update people in 140    characters or less.   Examples:       @WestVanLibrary:        htt...
Catching Up   Facebook   Sharing Pictures       Picasa       Flickr   Talk to Friends       Chat       Skype   Twi...
Facebook   Facebook is website that allows you to    communicate with your “friends” or people    you know.   You only i...
Facebook         How an organization uses facebook:http://www.facebook.com/westvancouvermemoriallibrary
Share Pictures   One fun activity is sharing your pictures    with family and friends.
Sharing Pictures   Using a photo-sharing site you    upload your photos onto the    website.   Make sure to set your pri...
Sharing Pictures   Two major picture sharing sites are:       Picasa: picasaweb.google.com       Flickr: www.flickr.com
Talk to Friends   Chat: is a term used to describe    sending instant messages to your    friends online.       You need...
Talk to Friends   Chat Services: Some you might    already have access to!       Gmail comes with its own chat function ...
Talk to Friends   Downloading Chat Services       Sometimes, like with MSN Messenger,        you need to download a prog...
Talk to Friends   Some other services to look into:       Skype: www.skype.com       This service lets you speak with o...
Hobbies   Blogs   RSS Feed Readers   Other
Blogs   Do you have something to share?   Set up a blog!   Examples:       http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com     ...
Blogs   There are lots of free websites that allow    you to create blogs.   Example: Blogger
Share News   Other services:       Wordpress.com       Livejournal.com       Vox.com
RSS Feeds   RSS: Can stand for “Really Simple    Syndication” or “Rich Site    Summary”   It refers to a way to keep tra...
RSS Feeds   Example: CBC: http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/topstories.xml   Library RSS feeds: http://    catalogue.westvanlibra...
RSS Feeds
OtherTry out: Librarything: where you can add  your books, and get suggestions! Allrecipies: Add recipes and  comment on...
Discussion   Twitter   Forums   Most Websites   Just register and contribute!
Comment on News   Create an account with CBC or BBC    news and leave comments on news    stories!   Example:    http://...
Find News   Digg   Stumbleupon   Del.ic.ious   Websites like those above rank links    as to how many people have save...
Success Tips   Choose your sites   Choose your settings   Choose your content
Some Resources:   Digital Tattoo Project:       http://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/   Password Strength       http://www.pass...
Thank you!        Any Questions?
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  1. 1. Social NetworkingStresses, Strategies and Success Tips
  2. 2. Stresses Privacy Protecting yourself Peer Pressure
  3. 3. Privacy There is only as much information out there as you allow. What you sign up for and who sees it is up to you.
  4. 4. Privacy
  5. 5. Privacy: Signing Up Many websites don’t ask for more than your email address and a password. Other times you may be asked to create a username, verify location or provide other information.
  6. 6. Privacy: Passwords Choosing a password can be hard. Best Practices:  8 characters long  At least one capital letter  At least one number  Use a symbol (&) if the website will allow it  Change every three months  Avoid using personal information like birthdays or addresses
  7. 7. Privacy: Passwords Use substitution to help create a password Start: potatosalad (11 characters) Next: p0tatosa1ad (2 numbers) Next: p0t@to$a1ad (2 symbols) Next: p0T@to$a1aD (2 capitals) To store hard to remember passwords write them down rather than saving them to your computer.
  8. 8. Privacy: Signing Up Facebook:  There are many levels of privacy settings in Facebook, and you have to decide what information that you want public.  Article: http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/faceb
  9. 9. Privacy: Signing Up Always read the Terms of Service when signing up for an account online.
  10. 10. Protect Yourself Always sign out of public computers Read the Use Agreements Check the Default Settings
  11. 11. Peer Pressure Who is using Social Networking Sites anyway? Everyone. Well, not everyone, but 56% of Canadians have an account with a social networking website. Statistic from “Social Networking: 2009” Ipsos-Reid poll.
  12. 12. Peer Pressure cont. “Social networking sites have become increasingly popular among Canadian Internet users. According to a poll by TNS Canadian Facts, a Canadian marketing and social research firm, online teens and young adults are the heaviest users of social networking sites, with 83% of 13-17 year olds and 74% of 18-29 year olds having visited at least one such site. Six in 10 people in their 30s have visited at least one social networking site and 45% of those in their 40s have done so. “  From:http:// www.privcom.gc.ca/information/social/index_e.cfm
  13. 13. Other Stresses? Let’s Discuss!
  14. 14. Why even use these sites?•Inform•Collaborate•Learn•Share
  15. 15. Strategies What do you want to share? With who? Let’s look at some common social networking sites and who uses them, and for what
  16. 16. Business LinkedIn Twitter
  17. 17. LinkedIn This site is aimed at business professionals and in addition to connecting people it also answers questions and finds jobs.
  18. 18. Twitter Twitter is a way to update people in 140 characters or less. Examples:  @WestVanLibrary: http://twitter.com/WestVanLibrary  @Kobo https://twitter.com/kobo  @VancouverSun https://twitter.com/vancouversun Two West Vancouver Political Candidates  @JohnWestonCPC http://twitter.com/JohnWestonCPC  @danveniez http://twitter.com/danveniez
  19. 19. Catching Up Facebook Sharing Pictures  Picasa  Flickr Talk to Friends  Chat  Skype Twitter
  20. 20. Facebook Facebook is website that allows you to communicate with your “friends” or people you know. You only interact with people that you have added as a friend. Privacy settings vary.
  21. 21. Facebook How an organization uses facebook:http://www.facebook.com/westvancouvermemoriallibrary
  22. 22. Share Pictures One fun activity is sharing your pictures with family and friends.
  23. 23. Sharing Pictures Using a photo-sharing site you upload your photos onto the website. Make sure to set your privacy settings to reflect who you want to see it.
  24. 24. Sharing Pictures Two major picture sharing sites are:  Picasa: picasaweb.google.com  Flickr: www.flickr.com
  25. 25. Talk to Friends Chat: is a term used to describe sending instant messages to your friends online.  You need an email account to register  You also need the email address of any you wish to ‘chat’ with.
  26. 26. Talk to Friends Chat Services: Some you might already have access to!  Gmail comes with its own chat function  A hotmail or live address lets you use MSN messenger.  Yahoo has Yahoo! Messenger as well.
  27. 27. Talk to Friends Downloading Chat Services  Sometimes, like with MSN Messenger, you need to download a program in order to use it.
  28. 28. Talk to Friends Some other services to look into:  Skype: www.skype.com  This service lets you speak with other Skype users for free!
  29. 29. Hobbies Blogs RSS Feed Readers Other
  30. 30. Blogs Do you have something to share? Set up a blog! Examples:  http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com  http://overdriveblogs.com/  http://www.miss604.com/
  31. 31. Blogs There are lots of free websites that allow you to create blogs. Example: Blogger
  32. 32. Share News Other services:  Wordpress.com  Livejournal.com  Vox.com
  33. 33. RSS Feeds RSS: Can stand for “Really Simple Syndication” or “Rich Site Summary” It refers to a way to keep track of website updates
  34. 34. RSS Feeds Example: CBC: http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/topstories.xml Library RSS feeds: http:// catalogue.westvanlibrary.ca/screens/rssfeeds.html RSS readers:  Google Reader  Bloglines  Others are downloadable, just search “rss reader”
  35. 35. RSS Feeds
  36. 36. OtherTry out: Librarything: where you can add your books, and get suggestions! Allrecipies: Add recipes and comment on others! Flixster: Rate and Review Movies
  37. 37. Discussion Twitter Forums Most Websites Just register and contribute!
  38. 38. Comment on News Create an account with CBC or BBC news and leave comments on news stories! Example: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre
  39. 39. Find News Digg Stumbleupon Del.ic.ious Websites like those above rank links as to how many people have saved the links or how many people “digg” the link!
  40. 40. Success Tips Choose your sites Choose your settings Choose your content
  41. 41. Some Resources: Digital Tattoo Project:  http://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/ Password Strength  http://www.passwordmeter.com/
  42. 42. Thank you! Any Questions?

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