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Meet the Family Twenty-First Century Style


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This presentation was for the 60th North Carolina Library Association Conference. October 15-18, 2013

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Meet the Family Twenty-First Century Style

  1. 1. 21st Century Style
  2. 2.     To become acquainted with blogging as a means to sharing your family tree information to the younger generation To explore using blogging as a means to that end. Using other technologies Definitely using mobile technology to push information out
  3. 3.    “ forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)” ”means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.” “depends on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify usergenerated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals.”
  4. 4.    72% of online adults are social networking site users. 18% on online adults are now Twitter users. Roughly double the 8% on online adults who use Twitter in November 2010. Six out of ten internet users age 50-64 are social networking site users, as are 43% of those ages 65 and older.
  5. 5.    Two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online. 57% of all American adults are cell internet users. One-third (34%) mostly use their phone to access the internet, as opposed to other devices like a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.
  6. 6.       Why is this important for genealogist? We want to share the information that we have gleemed over the years. The technology is available for genealogist to share the information with the younger generation(s) We are becoming a social media driven society. This is another way of keeping in touch with where we came from and where we are headed. There are many forms of technology at our disposal
  8. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A blog post about a specific person for family line will be higher in a Google search. A blog post will be more likely to hold the attention of a casual reader If your family tree is posted on the web, most people that will contact you have married cousins of your ancestors. Usually you have no more information other than what is on the tree. Anyone who finds the names in a blog post is really looking for your family, and are usually related to you. Blogs make it easier to contact you. Just add a form.
  9. 9.    Blogger vs A Complete Comparison WordPress is a commercial venture. Blogger acquired by Google in 2003.
  11. 11.     Register for a Mobile Blog “REGISTER” to Enable your Mobile Blog with the Claim Token Configure your existing blog as your mobile blog Create your blog post.
  12. 12.  Blogs -, Wordpress, - free photo storage and sharing.  - searchable database containing     thousands of identified and mystery photos. Picasa is Google’s picture sharing and storage Familypedia – collaborative family history encyclopedia WeRelate – worlds largest genealogy wiki
  13. 13.      Snapchat - Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see. Itunes Viddy - Lets you record multiple clips by pausing and resuming recording up to 30 seconds. Itunes Animoto - Share your camera roll into vidoes. Choose music and photos and share with everyone. Itunes Socialcam - Create videos of any length with custom filters. Videos stored in the cloud & viewable from any device, share to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Email, SMS. Itunes Showyou - Gathers the best videos of the day and puts them into a lineup programmed by you. You make a channel from you iPad, iPhone or Android by sharing the videos you like.
  14. 14.      Interactive Mapping using Google Maps use NC ECHO digitized city directories Picasa use to upload and store pictures from smart phones Flickr use to upload and store pictures also, from Iphone, Ipad, etc. Google+ for storing images 13/07/google_v_flickr_the_best_place_to_store_your_photo s.html Instagram mobile picture sharing
  15. 15.     PEW Internet: Social Networking Cell Phone Activities 2013 Cell Internet Use 2013 How to use Technology for Genealogy
  16. 16.       Web 2.0 for Genealogists Jordan Jones NC Genealogical Society April 12, 2008 Blogs, Wikis & Flicker. Oh My! Sharing & Collaborating on the Modern Web Teach Me Genealogy How to use Technology for Genealogy Social Media and Genealogy eFamily- The Social Network for Families private social network for your family
  17. 17.   Top 40 Genealogy site in 2013 Blogger Getting Started Guide en
  18. 18. Jamane Yeager Meet the Family 21st Century Style NCLA 60th Biennial Conference Winston Salem, NC Oct. 15, 2013