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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:......

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