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Tech tools

  1. 1. Melissa Tully Twitter: @tullyme www.melissatully.net
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Free Software & Web applications (Webware) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freeware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion and Setting up Accounts </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why use social networking/media? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of potential individual donors are on these sites, particularly young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for getting started with social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have an “expert” help you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extend your reach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a good first impression & post your best content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicate time to it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beth’s Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Fundraising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Giving & Other sites </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why should you use multiple online social networking sites? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve networking; build a network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience segmentation and targeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of cross-posting and syncing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve your search results in Google </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Most popular social networking site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular in Kenya among Internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be used to promote your organisation/cause & to link with potential supporters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Global Giving connecting with donors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profiles, Pages and Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with other social media: Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, Blib.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Having a strategy for your Facebook use </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What is Twitter ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking and Micro-blogging Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweets- messages posted on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Followers: people you follow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hashtags: #nairobi #kenyansontwitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tweet Deck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform for managing Twitter and Other Social Networking sites </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits on video length (10 minutes per clips) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No limits on video length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit on number MB you can upload in a month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No limits on length but geared towards online TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can sync with social networking sites, blogs, and other video channels and iTunes podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animoto & Dotsub </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple but not so customizable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress hosted blogs on wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-hosted downloaded from wordpress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maneno </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geared toward Sub-Saharan African bloggers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports multiple languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kabissa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African content </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa (photos) </li></ul><ul><li>Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube (videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics (website traffic) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>If you want to know about the differences between Free, Freeware and Foss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source#Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software#Open_source_software_vs._free_software </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and open source productivity suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.openoffice.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing presentations and documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Event Wax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating and organising events (it’s what I used for this event!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eventwax.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Download.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find software for different operating systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews on products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://download.cnet.com/webware-apps/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, Google it. </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up accounts </li></ul>

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