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Online Social Tools - Google+ #solo11


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Slides for Online Social tools Workshop at Science Online London 2011 conference.

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Online Social Tools - Google+ #solo11

  1. 1. Alan Cann<br />School of Biological Sciences<br />University of Leicester<br />Find me here:<br /><br />
  2. 2. Google Social?<br />Google can’t do social?<br /><br />
  3. 3. Google+ is different<br />Familiarity<br />Integration<br /><br />
  4. 4. Features<br />Games - quarantined (vs. Facebook)<br />Photos, Video (no audio)<br />Mobile (not there yet)<br />Sparks - sub RSS, disappointing.<br />Hangouts - chat/video with up to ten people at a time, share YouTube videos.<br /><br />
  5. 5. Privacy - Profiles<br />Real names – nymwars <br />Companies/Entities <br /> - e.g. RRW, MicrobiologyBytes, AnnBot<br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. Circles<br />Different Circles for different communities<br />But Circles are broadcast not read - architecture dumps you back into stream<br />Public cuts across - Public is the de facto default (Twitter model)<br />Still need two I.Ds for teaching & "RealMe"<br /><br />
  7. 7. A work in progress<br />Search not working (apart from people)<br />No groups like Friendfeed Groups/Facebook pages - you can't join someone else's circle<br />No APIs (yet)<br />No tagging (yet)<br /><br />
  8. 8. Spinal Muscular Atrophy<br /> <search term><br /><br />Public versus private<br /><br />
  9. 9.<br />Visualizing Student Engagement via Social Networks<br />
  10. 10.<br />Females score higher marks than males (Wilcoxon rank sum test, p < 0.001). Although females make more contributions than males, males are strategically focussed on assessment criteria.<br />
  11. 11. "Authority"<br /><ul><li>Active group (red)
  12. 12. Internalized group (purple)
  13. 13. Inactive group (blue)</li></ul><br />