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Quick Connections<br />With Facebook and Twitter<br />
Huh?<br />Facebook? Twitter?<br />What the heck?<br />
talking to each other?<br />Isn’t it just a bunch of computers<br />
And what the heck is a tweet?   <br />
It’s the difference between<br />“The Internet”<br />“Web 2.0”<br />information and conversation<br />
Am I too<br />OLD<br />For this stuff?<br />
You’re never too old to become younger. <br /> - Mae West<br />
Let’s clear that age thing up now.<br />Over 16.5 million Americans age 55 and over are active in online social networking...
In February, Time magazine’s Lev Grossman opined, “Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies.”<br />On July 31, the Small Business se...
Or as I said one day last week, <br />“Oh my God, y’all, my mom’s on Twitter.”<br />
Facebook<br />First,<br />
Grossman’s 10 reasons Facebook is for old fogies<br />Good enough to share<br />
1. Facebook is about finding people you’ve lost track of.<br />2. We’re no longer bitter about high school.<br />3. We nev...
5. We’re lazy. (But we still want to know what other people are doing.)<br />6. We’re old enough that pictures from grade ...
9. We don’t understand Twitter. (You will, soon.)<br />10. We’re not cool, and we don’t care.<br />Source: http://www.time...
Did you know?<br />••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••<br />How much work I had to do to share that with you? <br />To share ...
Click<br />
Click again<br />(There’s a share button down at the very bottom of this screen.)<br />
And I’m done.<br />
Some Facebook stats<br />There are over 250 million activeFacebookusers<br />About 70% of them are outside of the U.S.<br ...
Some more Facebook stats<br />Every day, users spend over 5 billion minutes on Facebook<br />Every month, users upload ove...
So what is Facebook for?<br />Keeping up to date with friends<br />Reconnecting with old friends<br />Making new contacts<...
Strolled in High Line Park today<br />(Which means, “Yes, mother, I am still alive.”)<br />
The Facebook home page<br />
Sign up is easy<br />
The profile page  - how the rest of Facebook sees you<br />
What people who aren’t members would see<br />
The Facebook home page – how you see the rest of Facebook<br />
Posting a status update<br />
The news feed is where you find out what everyone is up to.<br />
Finding friends<br />
Finding friends via your email account info<br />
Search for people at any time with these tools<br />
Your friends; you can make separate lists for more privacy<br />
Look at your friends’ friends<br />
A friend’s page<br />
A company page<br />
The company news on your home page<br />
The Inbox<br />(Mail) Inbox<br />Sent Messages<br />Notifications<br />Updates<br />
Main Inbox: In-Facebook email<br />
Composing an email<br />
Notifications come from apps, friends<br />
Updates come from the businesses you are a fan of<br />
Click “photos” to see & comment on your friends’ photos<br />
Uploading a single photo<br />
A photo with tagged Facebook members<br />
Notes are longer than status updates<br />
Apps<br />
Adding an app<br />
List of  your installed apps<br />
A fun app – Lexulous, which used to be Scrabulous<br />
A useful app: Picnik, photo editing in Facebook<br />
Useful app: Weather<br />
Useful app: WorldCat<br />
Other things to do from your home page<br />Requests for friending, to use certain apps, etc.<br />People you might want t...
Everybody goes to Twitter<br />MySpace - people age 15 to 24<br />Facebook - people age 18 to 34 <br />Twitter - people ag...
Everybody goes to Twitter<br />You have 140 characters (the length of a standard cell phone text message) to answer the qu...
In May 2008, 6% of American adults who were on online used Twitter or a similar service.<br />In November 2008, the number...
Getting started is simple<br />
Creating a “tweet” is simple. <br />You have 140 characters, the length of a standard cell phone text message<br />
A typical tweet<br />
Figuring out who to follow is<br />tough!<br />
Let Twitter comb your address book<br />
Search for something<br />
Take a look at Twitter’s faves<br />
Try wefollow.com. You can browse …<br />
Or search. Either way, you get better results.<br />
Celebrities<br />
Look for “verified accounts”<br />
Privacy<br />Watch out! Direct Messages can become a sort of Spam.<br />You can block individual people from following you...
Once you are following some people, and have some followers,<br />the real fun begins!<br />
Direct messages<br />
Replies start with @yokoono<br />
“Mentions” – include @lorireed, but don’t start with it.<br />
Retweet – Type RT then @ the originator’s Twitter name, & copy <br />
Or look for Retweet buttons<br />
Trending topics<br />
The story of Stellan …<br />http://www.mycharmingkids.net<br />
Twitter toys<br />TwitPic<br />Seesmic<br />TwitThis<br />The LOLWRUS (http://lolwr.us)<br />Plenty more – try www.twapps....
And your mobile phone is what really makes it fun<br />
Choose what updates come to your phone<br />
Read updates<br />
Post updates<br />
Or log in to the mobile version of the site<br />
Some of my favorite twitterers<br />Fun<br />Little_Edie<br />TinyBuddha<br />SamuelPepys<br />Useful<br />WCNCAlert<br />...
talking to each other?<br />So is it just a bunch of computers<br />
NO!<br />You knew I was going to say that.<br />
talking to each other <br />It really is a bunch of people<br />
Who happen to be using a bunch of computers (and cell phones and other internet devices) to do it.<br />
Remember this?<br />
It’s the difference between<br />“The Internet”<br />“Web 2.0”<br />information and conversation<br />
“The Internet”<br />Went one way – you were told something.<br />Was about finding.<br />Was about the technology.<br />Co...
Web 2.0<br />We’ve formed a community. (Stellan)<br />Is about asking.<br />Uses the technology, but takes it for granted....
Connect<br />
Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Books<br />Go to www.plcmc.org to access our online catalog<br />Search for Twitter, Fa...
Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Classes<br />www.plcmc.org/programs<br />Almost all locations<br />
Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Computer use<br />Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.<br />Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. t...
Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />People<br />Chat/IM via Meebo, AIM, AOL, Yahoo!, Google Talk<br />Ask a Librarian – 24/...
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  1. 1. Quick Connections<br />With Facebook and Twitter<br />
  2. 2. Huh?<br />Facebook? Twitter?<br />What the heck?<br />
  3. 3. talking to each other?<br />Isn’t it just a bunch of computers<br />
  4. 4. And what the heck is a tweet? <br />
  5. 5. It’s the difference between<br />“The Internet”<br />“Web 2.0”<br />information and conversation<br />
  6. 6. Am I too<br />OLD<br />For this stuff?<br />
  7. 7. You’re never too old to become younger. <br /> - Mae West<br />
  8. 8. Let’s clear that age thing up now.<br />Over 16.5 million Americans age 55 and over are active in online social networking.1<br />The number of people ages 70 to 75 who regularly use the Internet has increased from 26% in 2005 to 45%, according to research released early this year.2<br />Among those of the WWII generation who are online, 90% use Facebook. (Most of those users, 63%, are women.)3<br />Boomers Zero In on Social Networks, by Marco R. della Cava, March 26, 2009. USAToday.com<br />From Business to Fun: What Different Generations Do Online, by Sharon Jayson, Jan. 28, 2009. USAToday.com<br />Study: Who’s On Which Social Nets, by Laurie Sullivan, July 26, 2009. MediaPost.com.<br />
  9. 9. In February, Time magazine’s Lev Grossman opined, “Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies.”<br />On July 31, the Small Business section of the New York Times asked, “Do You Still Think Twitter is Stupid?”<br />Articles like “Twitter for Baby Boomers” (from the Huffington Post) abound.<br />
  10. 10. Or as I said one day last week, <br />“Oh my God, y’all, my mom’s on Twitter.”<br />
  11. 11. Facebook<br />First,<br />
  12. 12. Grossman’s 10 reasons Facebook is for old fogies<br />Good enough to share<br />
  13. 13. 1. Facebook is about finding people you’ve lost track of.<br />2. We’re no longer bitter about high school.<br />3. We never get drunk at parties and … (We’re unlikely to be the subject of embarrassing pics.)<br />4. Facebook isn’t just a social network; it’s a business network.<br />
  14. 14. 5. We’re lazy. (But we still want to know what other people are doing.)<br />6. We’re old enough that pictures from grade school or summer camp look nothing like us.<br />7. We have (grand)children. (And we want to show them off.)<br />8. We’re too old to remember e-mail addresses.<br />
  15. 15. 9. We don’t understand Twitter. (You will, soon.)<br />10. We’re not cool, and we don’t care.<br />Source: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879169,00.html OR http://tinyurl.com/cdugjz<br />
  16. 16. Did you know?<br />••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••<br />How much work I had to do to share that with you? <br />To share it with my Facebook friends, I just … <br />
  17. 17. Click<br />
  18. 18. Click again<br />(There’s a share button down at the very bottom of this screen.)<br />
  19. 19. And I’m done.<br />
  20. 20. Some Facebook stats<br />There are over 250 million activeFacebookusers<br />About 70% of them are outside of the U.S.<br />Facebook is available in over 50 languages.<br />
  21. 21. Some more Facebook stats<br />Every day, users spend over 5 billion minutes on Facebook<br />Every month, users upload over one billion pictures and over 10 million video clips.<br />The fastest growing group of Facebook users are people over age 35.<br />
  22. 22. So what is Facebook for?<br />Keeping up to date with friends<br />Reconnecting with old friends<br />Making new contacts<br />Staying in touch when there’s “nothing to write home about.”<br />
  23. 23. Strolled in High Line Park today<br />(Which means, “Yes, mother, I am still alive.”)<br />
  24. 24. The Facebook home page<br />
  25. 25. Sign up is easy<br />
  26. 26. The profile page - how the rest of Facebook sees you<br />
  27. 27. What people who aren’t members would see<br />
  28. 28. The Facebook home page – how you see the rest of Facebook<br />
  29. 29. Posting a status update<br />
  30. 30. The news feed is where you find out what everyone is up to.<br />
  31. 31. Finding friends<br />
  32. 32. Finding friends via your email account info<br />
  33. 33. Search for people at any time with these tools<br />
  34. 34. Your friends; you can make separate lists for more privacy<br />
  35. 35. Look at your friends’ friends<br />
  36. 36. A friend’s page<br />
  37. 37. A company page<br />
  38. 38. The company news on your home page<br />
  39. 39. The Inbox<br />(Mail) Inbox<br />Sent Messages<br />Notifications<br />Updates<br />
  40. 40. Main Inbox: In-Facebook email<br />
  41. 41. Composing an email<br />
  42. 42. Notifications come from apps, friends<br />
  43. 43. Updates come from the businesses you are a fan of<br />
  44. 44. Click “photos” to see & comment on your friends’ photos<br />
  45. 45. Uploading a single photo<br />
  46. 46. A photo with tagged Facebook members<br />
  47. 47. Notes are longer than status updates<br />
  48. 48. Apps<br />
  49. 49. Adding an app<br />
  50. 50. List of your installed apps<br />
  51. 51. A fun app – Lexulous, which used to be Scrabulous<br />
  52. 52. A useful app: Picnik, photo editing in Facebook<br />
  53. 53. Useful app: Weather<br />
  54. 54. Useful app: WorldCat<br />
  55. 55. Other things to do from your home page<br />Requests for friending, to use certain apps, etc.<br />People you might want to add as friends<br />Bookmarks for your favorite apps<br />Click for notifications<br />“Chat” with friends also online now<br />
  56. 56. Everybody goes to Twitter<br />MySpace - people age 15 to 24<br />Facebook - people age 18 to 34 <br />Twitter - people age 15 to 34.<br />
  57. 57. Everybody goes to Twitter<br />You have 140 characters (the length of a standard cell phone text message) to answer the question,<br />What are you doing?<br />
  58. 58. In May 2008, 6% of American adults who were on online used Twitter or a similar service.<br />In November 2008, the number rose to 9%.<br />Just one month later, by December 2008, it was 11%.<br />Since then, Twitter has gained users and played an important role in the January crash of US Airways Flight 1549 and the unrest in Iran.<br />
  59. 59. Getting started is simple<br />
  60. 60. Creating a “tweet” is simple. <br />You have 140 characters, the length of a standard cell phone text message<br />
  61. 61. A typical tweet<br />
  62. 62. Figuring out who to follow is<br />tough!<br />
  63. 63. Let Twitter comb your address book<br />
  64. 64. Search for something<br />
  65. 65. Take a look at Twitter’s faves<br />
  66. 66. Try wefollow.com. You can browse …<br />
  67. 67. Or search. Either way, you get better results.<br />
  68. 68. Celebrities<br />
  69. 69. Look for “verified accounts”<br />
  70. 70. Privacy<br />Watch out! Direct Messages can become a sort of Spam.<br />You can block individual people from following you.<br />You can “protect” your activity, which means only people you approve will be able to see it.<br />
  71. 71. Once you are following some people, and have some followers,<br />the real fun begins!<br />
  72. 72. Direct messages<br />
  73. 73. Replies start with @yokoono<br />
  74. 74. “Mentions” – include @lorireed, but don’t start with it.<br />
  75. 75. Retweet – Type RT then @ the originator’s Twitter name, & copy <br />
  76. 76. Or look for Retweet buttons<br />
  77. 77. Trending topics<br />
  78. 78. The story of Stellan …<br />http://www.mycharmingkids.net<br />
  79. 79. Twitter toys<br />TwitPic<br />Seesmic<br />TwitThis<br />The LOLWRUS (http://lolwr.us)<br />Plenty more – try www.twapps.com, or search “Twitter apps”<br />Really useful: Twitter Fan Wiki at http://twitter.pbworks.com/<br />
  80. 80. And your mobile phone is what really makes it fun<br />
  81. 81. Choose what updates come to your phone<br />
  82. 82. Read updates<br />
  83. 83. Post updates<br />
  84. 84. Or log in to the mobile version of the site<br />
  85. 85. Some of my favorite twitterers<br />Fun<br />Little_Edie<br />TinyBuddha<br />SamuelPepys<br />Useful<br />WCNCAlert<br />CLTraffic<br />NPRNews<br />Twitter_Tips<br />AccuWxCharlotte<br />
  86. 86. talking to each other?<br />So is it just a bunch of computers<br />
  87. 87. NO!<br />You knew I was going to say that.<br />
  88. 88. talking to each other <br />It really is a bunch of people<br />
  89. 89. Who happen to be using a bunch of computers (and cell phones and other internet devices) to do it.<br />
  90. 90. Remember this?<br />
  91. 91. It’s the difference between<br />“The Internet”<br />“Web 2.0”<br />information and conversation<br />
  92. 92. “The Internet”<br />Went one way – you were told something.<br />Was about finding.<br />Was about the technology.<br />Controlled.<br />Was a destination.<br />
  93. 93. Web 2.0<br />We’ve formed a community. (Stellan)<br />Is about asking.<br />Uses the technology, but takes it for granted.<br />Enables.<br />Is a tool you use for the journey.<br />
  94. 94. Connect<br />
  95. 95. Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Books<br />Go to www.plcmc.org to access our online catalog<br />Search for Twitter, Facebook as a subject keyword<br />If you have your library card handy, request items to be put on hold; they’ll be waiting for you by the door<br />
  96. 96. Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Classes<br />www.plcmc.org/programs<br />Almost all locations<br />
  97. 97. Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />Computer use<br />Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.<br />Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.<br />Sunday – Closed until early September, then 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.<br />Call 704 416-0500 for a reservation at Main Library<br />WiFi<br />
  98. 98. Connect!<br />PLCMC can help:<br />People<br />Chat/IM via Meebo, AIM, AOL, Yahoo!, Google Talk<br />Ask a Librarian – 24/7<br />Telephone: 704 416-0101<br />You’re always welcome to come in and ask!<br />

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