The Internet and Social Media<br />Making the best of the global platform<br />GameliAdzaho | 16th June, 2011<br />http://...
Who are these men?<br />Steve Jobs, CEO Apple<br />Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor WWW<br />Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebo...
This presentation is about…<br />
Roadmap<br />Introduction<br />Key Internet skills<br />Web 2.0 revolution<br />Social media and its uses<br />Projects<br...
Introduction<br />What exactly is the Internet and how is it different from the web?<br />How can I access the Internet?<b...
What is the Internet?<br />Network of networks<br />A global system of computers, smaller networks & protocols capable of ...
A trip down memory lane<br />
How the Internet works<br />ISP<br />ISP<br />
Evolution of the web<br />
Web 2.0 is a revolution of ideas, not guns!<br />The web has become more of a platform rather than just a resource<br />Cl...
Global explosion in web usage<br />
The story is not the same everywhere<br />
Weapons of mass transformation<br />
Our digital arsenal<br />
A Ghanaian example<br />
Uses of the Internet<br />Information and Research<br />E-learning<br />Business<br />Collaboration<br />Networking<br />S...
Key Internet Skills<br />Search<br />Messaging<br />Online publishing<br />Collaboration<br />Social networking<br />
Search<br />Search Engines<br />Google, Bing, Ask, Yahoo<br />	YouTube, Video, etc for multimedia<br />Use Advanced and La...
Messaging<br />The Internet enables extremely fast communication<br />Email: Gmail, Yahoo mail, etc<br />Send and receive ...
Collaboration<br />Skype<br />Google docs<br />Etherpad<br />New Facebook groups<br />Wikis<br />
Google Docs<br />Enabling people in different locations to work together…<br />
Online publishing<br />
Online publishing<br />
Online publishing<br />
Social media infection<br />Social media = Web 2.0 + citizen media<br />Massive networking and collaboration opportunity<b...
Social media use cases<br />Politics: Obama, Ghana, Egypt<br />Cultural identity: Nkyea, Swahili methali, @ewegbevi, Indig...
Social media in action: The Twitter Story<br />
Key Questions<br />How do we increase access?<br />Are all content on the web relevant to us in Ghana?<br />If not, how do...
Who said these?<br />“You can read and teach yourself any subject on the Internet”<br />“You’re learning  to be able to co...
We talked about…<br />The Internet and how it works<br />Web 2.0 and it’s related technologies<br />Key Internet skills<br...
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  1. 1. The Internet and Social Media<br />Making the best of the global platform<br />GameliAdzaho | 16th June, 2011<br />http://gamelmag.blogspot.com | http://twitter.com/gamelmag<br />
  2. 2. Who are these men?<br />Steve Jobs, CEO Apple<br />Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor WWW<br />Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook<br />OluniyiAjao, Ghana’s No.1 Blogger<br />
  3. 3. This presentation is about…<br />
  4. 4. Roadmap<br />Introduction<br />Key Internet skills<br />Web 2.0 revolution<br />Social media and its uses<br />Projects<br />Summary<br />Conclusion<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />What exactly is the Internet and how is it different from the web?<br />How can I access the Internet?<br />Who owns the Internet and how is the it governed?<br />What is the history of the Internet (in Ghana)?<br />What use(s) can I put it to?<br />
  6. 6. What is the Internet?<br />Network of networks<br />A global system of computers, smaller networks & protocols capable of transmitting and receiving info<br />The Internet is for everyone (netizens)<br />The Internet Society (ISOC) sets policies for Internet Governance<br />Internet Governance Forum (IGF) creates platform for all users to make their voices heard<br />
  7. 7. A trip down memory lane<br />
  8. 8. How the Internet works<br />ISP<br />ISP<br />
  9. 9. Evolution of the web<br />
  10. 10. Web 2.0 is a revolution of ideas, not guns!<br />The web has become more of a platform rather than just a resource<br />Cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)<br />Increased end-user interactivity<br />Proliferation of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and mashups<br />Data-driven applications<br />Compelling user interfaces (UI) and user experience (Ux)<br />Positive impacts on other fields Health 2.0, Edu 2.0, Africa 2.0 Ketasco 2.0?<br />
  11. 11. Global explosion in web usage<br />
  12. 12. The story is not the same everywhere<br />
  13. 13. Weapons of mass transformation<br />
  14. 14. Our digital arsenal<br />
  15. 15. A Ghanaian example<br />
  16. 16. Uses of the Internet<br />Information and Research<br />E-learning<br />Business<br />Collaboration<br />Networking<br />Social change<br />Communication, communication, communication!<br />
  17. 17. Key Internet Skills<br />Search<br />Messaging<br />Online publishing<br />Collaboration<br />Social networking<br />
  18. 18. Search<br />Search Engines<br />Google, Bing, Ask, Yahoo<br /> YouTube, Video, etc for multimedia<br />Use Advanced and Language tools for maximum results<br />Keywords: define:, pdf: and or <br />Symbols: “”, +,- <br />
  19. 19. Messaging<br />The Internet enables extremely fast communication<br />Email: Gmail, Yahoo mail, etc<br />Send and receive documents<br />Subscribe to news services<br />Google alerts!<br />Mailing lists<br />Instant messaging (IM) allows parties to send and receive messages in real time through chat<br />Yahoo messenger<br />Skype<br />imo.im<br />IRC<br />
  20. 20. Collaboration<br />Skype<br />Google docs<br />Etherpad<br />New Facebook groups<br />Wikis<br />
  21. 21. Google Docs<br />Enabling people in different locations to work together…<br />
  22. 22. Online publishing<br />
  23. 23. Online publishing<br />
  24. 24. Online publishing<br />
  25. 25. Social media infection<br />Social media = Web 2.0 + citizen media<br />Massive networking and collaboration opportunity<br />Active engagement of ordinary people<br />Big becomes small and small becomes big<br />The worlds of old and young collide<br />Everyone is a teacher and learner<br />
  26. 26. Social media use cases<br />Politics: Obama, Ghana, Egypt<br />Cultural identity: Nkyea, Swahili methali, @ewegbevi, Indigeneous tweets<br />Business: Afrochic, <br />Events: BarCamp Ghana<br />Education: Guardian Science Teachers Network, @ashesi<br />
  27. 27. Social media in action: The Twitter Story<br />
  28. 28. Key Questions<br />How do we increase access?<br />Are all content on the web relevant to us in Ghana?<br />If not, how do we increase local content?<br />In what ways will you contribute to the future of the web?<br />
  29. 29. Who said these?<br />“You can read and teach yourself any subject on the Internet”<br />“You’re learning to be able to compete with children in India, Malaysia, USA, UK, China…”<br />Madam Bridget Katsriku! . Distinguished Dzolalian<br />
  30. 30. We talked about…<br />The Internet and how it works<br />Web 2.0 and it’s related technologies<br />Key Internet skills<br />The need to contribute actively<br />The Internet gives you the opportunity to compete and win!<br />Thank you!<br />

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