What is social media? According to Merriam Webster social media Wikipedia’s definition of social media is a means of interaction
Texting, accessing the internet and sending and receiving email remain popular. Some 50% cell phone owners download apps—up from 22% in 2009. Many use location based services like getting direction or recommendations. Nearly half of cell owners (48%) use their phone to listen to music. The proportion of cell owners who use video calling has tripled since May 2011.
We want to use technology, not let technology use us.
Look at the picture on the left and the picture on the right. They both talk about Mathew Riley. The on the left is from the family tree. The one on the right is a blog post. Which one is most interesting to read? Which one looks more interesting to someone that wasn’t interested in genealogy?
There are many comparisonBasically it all depends on what you want to use the blog for.
Once you fill in the information, create a user name and password, and the name of your blog. This will be the url for your blog.
This is where you can change most things about your blog. Its like the control panel. Highlights
Settings allow you to change the title, tag line, upload a picture to be used as your blog image.
When ready to post to your blog. You can post text, photos, videos, quotes and web links.
Your dashboard is the starting point. This is where all your blogs are listed, and you can pick on the icons next to them to perform various actions on each blog, such as:Writing a new post The orange button is what you use to write post with.Viewing your posts. The icon next to the orange button lets you view your posts.Catching up on your favorite blogsCheck out the dropbox menu
The dropdown menu next to the Post list icon is for a quick link toOverviewPostsPagesCommentsStatsEarnings (We will not use the earnings) unless you use the AdSense, not in this class!LayoutTemplateSettings
Overview see blog’s activity, news and tipsWrite a post in the post editor. Give post a title (optional)Click Preview, and then PublishPages create pages Limited to 1 MB in size.Comments Number of comments can have any number of commentsGoogle+StatsLayoutTemplateSettings
You can add images and video to your blog. You can add the image or video from the Post editor. Select Post and select either image or video.
Add an imageYou can add an image from your computer or the web to your blog. Click the image icon in the Post Editor toolbar. A window appears prompting you to browse for an image file on your computer, or enter the URL of an image on the Web.I chose am image file from my genealogy picture folder on my computer. You can also use images from your flash drive or something other source.The left side of the image upload screen gives you other choices to upload images.From this blog, Picassa Web Albums, from your phone, from you webcam, from a urlOnce you have selected your image, you can then choose a layout to determine how your image will appear in your post.
Template designer is a easy way to customize the look of your blog. You can select a variety of templates, images, colors, and column layouts to make your blog an expression of you. To get to the template designer, just click on the dropdown menu, or use the template on the left hand menus.Background You can still change the way your template looks. You can change the background color or image for your blog and then play with the color scheme.PLAY WITH THIS!!!!
More Templates here.
Used the customize link to change background, width and layout.
The settings menu lets you edit the title of your blog.Add a descriptionSet your privacyPermissions, who can post and the administrator of the blogPost and comments shows the number of post on the main pageWho can comment?Comment form message Add? If you want commentsMobile and email add mobile device check the Learn more about mobile devicesLanguage and Formatting Choose the language you want your blog in. Also change the time. Changed to eastern time zoneSearch preferences Meta tags, crawlers settingsOther Blog tools, Site Feed settings, Adult content yes/noGoogle Analytics
First you need to either text or email a message “REGISTER” to email@example.com from your phone. You should receive an message from Blogger immediately.A few seconds after receiving this response you should receive a second response with your new blog namd and the claim code. This code is how you can connect your mobile phone to any blog you like.The next step is to use the code to claim your new blog, get on any computer(not your mobile device) and visit go.blogger.com. On the right side of the page you will see the “sign in” area. Enter the claim code that Blogger emailed to you, enter the human code below it.If your REGISTERED with the same email address that you used to register existing blogs with Blogger, the system will recognize that you have other blogs, and provide you with the option to connect your mobile device with those blogs.If your are sending text messages to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject become the post title, the body becomes the post itself, and you can even insert pictures as your would with a regular blog post.
If you had a Google Account and have already set up a blog on Blogger. Google will use your email address and connect your Blogger Blog to your other Google account.Go to Itunes and download Blogger AppInstall and open on smart phone
Picasa is a part of GoogleFlickr is a part Yahoo
Videos help create traction with your audience. In addition to interesting photos, videos can create another level of engagement with users.Example Family Reunion, sending or uploading pictures to relatives that could not come to the reunion.
Use Google Maps to pin point where ancestors lived. Example NC ECHO city directory digitization. Kinston City directory http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm/ref/collection/dirlenoir/id/3784Google+ for storing images http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/07/google_v_flickr_the_best_place_to_store_your_photos.htmlCheck Cyndi’s list for Maps & Geography Interactive Maps Online http://www.cyndislist.com/maps/interactive/Google Map Interactive Tutorial on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-DoFCDtEkUse Instagram to share stories of you aging loved ones. Ask questions about their lives.
Meet the Family Twenty-First Century Style
21st Century Style
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
Using other technologies
Definitely using mobile technology to push
“ 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.”
72% of online adults are
social networking site
18% on online adults are
now Twitter users.
Roughly double the 8% on
online adults who use
Twitter in November
Six out of ten internet
users age 50-64 are social
networking site users, as
are 43% of those ages 65
Two-thirds (63%) of cell
phone owners now use
their phone to go online.
57% of all American
adults are cell internet
One-third (34%) mostly
use their phone to access
the internet, as opposed to
other devices like a
desktop, laptop, or tablet
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
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
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.
WordPress is a
Blogger acquired by
Google in 2003.
Register for a Mobile Blog “REGISTER” to
Enable your Mobile Blog with the Claim Token
Configure your existing blog as your mobile
Create your blog post.
Blogs - Blogger.com, Wordpress,
Flickr.com - free photo storage and sharing.
DeadFred.com - searchable database containing
thousands of identified and mystery photos.
Picasa is Google’s picture sharing and storage
Familypedia – collaborative family history
WeRelate – worlds largest genealogy wiki
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.
Interactive Mapping using Google Maps use NC ECHO
digitized city directories http://www.nclive.org/cgibin/nclsm?rsrc=206
Picasa use to upload and store pictures from smart phones
Flickr use to upload and store pictures also, from Iphone,
Google+ for storing images
Instagram mobile picture sharing
PEW Internet: Social Networking
Cell Phone Activities 2013
Cell Internet Use 2013
How to use Technology for Genealogy
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 http://socialmediagen.com/
eFamily- The Social Network for Families
Kincafe.com private social network for your family
Top 40 Genealogy site in 2013
Blogger Getting Started Guide
Meet the Family 21st Century Style
NCLA 60th Biennial Conference
Winston Salem, NC
Oct. 15, 2013