MySpace as a Conversation
Why MySpace? <ul><li>Approximately 80% of Social Networking Traffic (Reuters) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 106 Million Profiles ...
Patron Profiles on MySpace <ul><li>Keeping in touch with family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnecting with former cla...
Library Profiles on Myspace <ul><li>Additional web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Voice for their organization </li></ul><ul><...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publicity <ul><li>Blogs (Subscriptions) </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
MySpace Programming <ul><li>Internet Safety Education </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace Makeover </li></ul><ul><li>Video contests ...
MySpace as a Resource <ul><li>Directory Search- Only as much information as people put on their profiles </li></ul><ul><li...
Angela Semifero <ul><li>Marshall District Library </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall, MI </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li>...
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My Space As A Conversation

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Presentation given by Angela Semifero, Deputy Director of the Marshall District Library in Marshall, Michigan at the ALA Washington Office session at ALA Washington DC, Participatory Networks: Libraries as Conversation.

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  1. 1. MySpace as a Conversation
  2. 2. Why MySpace? <ul><li>Approximately 80% of Social Networking Traffic (Reuters) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 106 Million Profiles (CNET News) </li></ul><ul><li>250,000 accounts were being added each day as of September 2006. (CNET News) </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd most popular website in the United States (Alexa.com) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Patron Profiles on MySpace <ul><li>Keeping in touch with family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnecting with former classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Finding dates </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Posting Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Finding new bands to listen to </li></ul><ul><li>Watching television shows </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library Profiles on Myspace <ul><li>Additional web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Voice for their organization </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for their patrons’ opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Informing the public of their collections </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars of programming </li></ul><ul><li>Educational opportunities for their patrons </li></ul>
  5. 12. Publicity <ul><li>Blogs (Subscriptions) </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
  6. 13. MySpace Programming <ul><li>Internet Safety Education </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace Makeover </li></ul><ul><li>Video contests </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Character Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities </li></ul>
  7. 14. MySpace as a Resource <ul><li>Directory Search- Only as much information as people put on their profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Browse function allows very specific demographic searches </li></ul><ul><li>People are telling their stories. Listen. </li></ul>
  8. 15. Angela Semifero <ul><li>Marshall District Library </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall, MI </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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