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A Beginner's Guide to YouTube, Flickr and MySpace


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A beginners guide to YouTube, Flickr and MySpace - how to use them, why you should and ways they can be used by library staff in the library world.

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A Beginner's Guide to YouTube, Flickr and MySpace

  1. 1. YouTube, Flickr and MySpace: A Beginners’ Guide University Library Staff Conference 30 th June 2010
  2. 2. YouTube, Flickr and MySpace <ul><li>They are websites </li></ul><ul><li>They are social networks </li></ul><ul><li>The content of these websites is generated by the users </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to sign up to use them </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  3. 3. YouTube, Flickr and MySpace <ul><li>WHERE are these sites? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT are they? </li></ul><ul><li>WHO uses them? </li></ul><ul><li>WHY bother? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW can I? </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  4. 4. Where? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or searching through Google… </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  5. 5. What is YouTube? <ul><li>The site allows users to upload, watch and share short video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Once the clips are uploaded onto the site, other users can then watch them and comment on them, or link them to other clips available on YouTube through ‘tags’ </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to sign up to YouTube to watch YouTube videos </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  6. 6. <ul><li>In short … think of it as TV </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  7. 7. Who uses YouTube? <ul><li>Over 2 billion visitors a day* </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the third most popular website in the world (after Google and Facebook)** </li></ul><ul><li>The most popular clip is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video which has been played 185.39 million times </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Google in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Number 10 has its own YouTube channel and in 2009 Barack Obama addressed the nation live on YouTube </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010 * source: (accessed on 18th June 2010) **source: (accessed on 18 th June 2010)
  8. 8. Why use YouTube? <ul><li>To learn </li></ul><ul><li>To connect </li></ul><ul><li>To have fun </li></ul><ul><li>To keep up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>To create </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  9. 9. How to use YouTube <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Search box at top of the screen – what do you want to see? </li></ul><ul><li>Set up an account so you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit and upload your own videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to YouTube channels or create your own </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make ‘friends’ and keep up with users whose videos you like </li></ul></ul></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  10. 10. How to use YouTube <ul><li>To upload, click on the top right hand link saying “Upload” and then pick the file on your computer or camera that you want to upload </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own YouTube channel </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  11. 11. How to use YouTube (c) Emma Hacking 2010
  12. 12. How to use YouTube (c) Emma Hacking 2010
  13. 13. Examples of YouTube in action <ul><li>The Dramatic Chipmunk: </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress explained: </li></ul><ul><li>London Public Library, ‘Books Hooks’ broadcast: </li></ul><ul><li>Library advert: </li></ul><ul><li>The Angry Librarian: </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Illinois Library (hard at work): </li></ul><ul><li>Anglia Ruskin University library YouTube channel: </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  14. 14. What is Flickr? <ul><li>A social network based around members’ photos </li></ul><ul><li>Members upload their photos and assign them with tags. Photos with similar tags are grouped together </li></ul><ul><li>Members can join groups with like-minded people or people with similar interests and can comment on other peoples’ photos </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  15. 15. <ul><li>In short … think of it as a kind of photo album </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  16. 16. Who uses Flickr? <ul><li>Over 4 billion images are on Flickr!* </li></ul><ul><li>It is the 21 st most popular site on the internet** </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Yahoo in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Well over 60,000 photos are uploaded everyday*** </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010 *source: ** ***
  17. 17. Why use Flickr? <ul><li>You can edit your photos easily using Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>You can share your photos </li></ul><ul><li>You can store them safely (in a cloud) </li></ul><ul><li>You can tag them to group them together, or group them with other peoples’ if you like </li></ul><ul><li>People can comment on your pictures, or you can comment on others </li></ul><ul><li>Join an online community or build your own based around images </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  18. 18. How to use Flickr <ul><li>You can look at pictures on Flickr without one, but to get the most out of Flickr set up an account </li></ul><ul><li>If you already have a Yahoo account, you can sign in using this (Flickr is owned by Yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Start uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Tag your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>You can search by group, by person or by tags </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  19. 19. (c) Emma Hacking 2010
  20. 20. Examples of Flickr in action <ul><li>The Edinburgh Room Mystery Photos – Edinburgh Public Library’s local history department </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries of the World – library-related geekery </li></ul><ul><li>Brought My Lunch – a group dedicated to cataloguing bento lunchboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Diana Plus – a group dedicated to displaying photos taken by disposable cameras from the 60s </li></ul><ul><li>Chelmsford – a Flickr group dedicated to the town </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  21. 21. What is MySpace? <ul><li>A network of individual MySpace pages; each page is set-up and run by a user </li></ul><ul><li>Your MySpace page is connected to others by being ‘friends’ with one another </li></ul><ul><li>Users have complete control over the look and content of their page </li></ul><ul><li>It’s very popular with musicians and bands </li></ul><ul><li>You usually don’t need to sign up with MySpace to see people’s MySpace pages </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  22. 22. <ul><li>In short … think of it as a kind online record player </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  23. 23. Who uses MySpace? <ul><li>25 th most popular website* </li></ul><ul><li>Over 125 million MySpace users </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular MySpace user is model and musician Tila Tequila – her page MySpace page has had over 200million visits and she has 3.5million ‘friends’ </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp in 2005 for $580million** </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010 *source: (accessed on 18 th June 2010) **BBC News,
  24. 24. Why use MySpace? <ul><li>To connect and interact with online communities </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about any given subject </li></ul><ul><li>To read blogs and see videos </li></ul><ul><li>To listen to music </li></ul><ul><li>To promote your own music/photos/interests </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  25. 25. How to use MySpace <ul><li>Search on MySpace or google the name of the person and then ‘MySpace’ (i.e. ‘Bob Dylan MySpace’) </li></ul><ul><li>To set up an account, click on ‘sign up!’ and then follow the instructions. Once you’ve set up your account you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Send messages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask people to be your ‘friend’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Display photos </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write a blog </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embed YouTube videos that you like </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  26. 26. (c) Emma Hacking 2010
  27. 27. Examples of MySpace in action <ul><li>The Beatles: </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis (alive and well, and on MySpace!): </li></ul><ul><li>God: </li></ul><ul><li>Me: </li></ul><ul><li>The British Library: </li></ul><ul><li>Anglia Ruskin Library: </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  28. 28. What do all three of these sites have in common? <ul><li>You can look at these sites without being a member. Go and play! </li></ul><ul><li>They are all social networking sites, but each has a different focus </li></ul><ul><li>They have tags, ‘friends’, profiles, comments, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>They are all UGC sites – that is ‘User Generated Content’ </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  29. 29. What is User Generated Content? <ul><li>A UGC site has content which has been created the site’s network of users. </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples of UGC websites are Facebook, eBay, delicious, Blogger. </li></ul><ul><li>Even Google or Yahoo could be considered as UGC sites </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  30. 30. Disclaimer! <ul><li>Please note that the views expressed in these slides do not necessarily reflect the views of Anglia Ruskin University or the University Library. </li></ul><ul><li>The views expressed here are my personal views based on being a user of MySpace, Flickr and YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  31. 31. Controversy <ul><li>Copyright and IP issues </li></ul><ul><li>Money/royalties – Susan Boyle </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate content: ‘adult’ or violent images </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Democratising or destroying the traditional media - photography, publishing, journalism, TV, the music industry? Is Flickr destroying photography? </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  32. 32. Privacy issues <ul><li>It is good practice to check privacy settings when you join any website – particularly social networks </li></ul><ul><li>If in doubt, don’t! </li></ul><ul><li>Google yourself once in a while to check what comes up - many employers now do this to prospective employees </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a pseudonym </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  33. 33. Why bother with any of this? <ul><li>Open and creative – and free! </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved with what library users are using </li></ul><ul><li>Learn something new – or teach someone else </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  34. 34. Questions?? <ul><li>Good, old-fashioned email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>@angryviolist </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  35. 35. Further Reading <ul><li>A wiki on using social networks in libraries: </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Bradley is a librarian and digital guru extraordinaire – this is his fascinating website, a good place to get informed about the web: </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable is a site dedicated to social networks and their uses, and is a good place to keep an eye on what’s happening: </li></ul><ul><li> is an company which monitors the web and has a top 500 of websites </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube help page: </li></ul><ul><li>A guided tour of Flickr: </li></ul><ul><li>Is Flickr destroying photography? A Guardian report on the negative side of making media more democratic: </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010
  36. 36. Glossary <ul><li>Embedding – taking features from one kind of social network and including them in another. Examples might be embedding a YouTube video on your MySpace page or embedding a Flickr photostream onto your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Content – that which is contained on a webpage is called content. Content could be photos, clips, music or text. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends – people you know, or who know you, whose page or account is connected to your page or account. Also used as a verb </li></ul><ul><li>Going viral – when a MySpace page, clip or photo takes on a life of its own, getting emailed around the world by lots of people who like it </li></ul><ul><li>Photostream – a series of images uploaded by one particular person, or a series of images with the same tag uploaded by a group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile – your personal presence on a social network. Could be a group of photos (as on Flickr), a group of clips that you have uploaded or that </li></ul>(c) Emma Hacking 2010 <ul><li>you have uploaded or that you like (as on YouTube) or a webpage (as with MySpace). You control what information goes onto your profile, ultimately. </li></ul><ul><li>Social network – an online community of people, with profiles or images/videos that are linked together in a particular website by tags or friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates – a short one line description to describe a user’s mood or activity. Also known as micro-blogging, this feature exists on MySpace, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging – assigning keywords to images or film clips to make them searchable. Items with similar tags are grouped together. </li></ul>