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Managing the Flow of Information


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Managing the Flow of Information

  1. 1. Managing the flow of information: Techniques for getting the most out of social networking sites<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />SLOAN-C 2010 Orlando, Florida<br />
  2. 2. The context<br />Who are we? <br />Why did we choose this topic? <br />What sites do we visit? <br />What is social networking?<br />
  3. 3. The problem? [24/7]<br />
  4. 4. Rogers Adoption/Innovation curve<br />Innovators<br />Early adopters<br />Early majority<br />Late majority<br />Laggards<br />Where are you on the continuum?<br />Rogers, E. M. (1995). Diffusion of Innovations (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press.<br />
  5. 5. The approach - techniques<br />Aggregators<br />RSS feeds<br />Hashtags<br />
  6. 6. The approach – make it yours<br />Personalization<br />Topics<br />Authors<br />Geographic area<br />Key words<br />Profile<br />For others to see<br />Joining in <br />Contribute!<br />
  7. 7. The approach –<br />
  8. 8. The approach –<br />
  9. 9. Recommendations<br />Twitter<br />Tweetdeck and Hootsuite<br />#lrnchat<br />Multiple Accounts<br />Meebo<br />Communities<br />LinkedIn Groups<br />Google Sites<br />
  10. 10. Your turn….<br />What sites do you use for professional information?<br />Do you use other/additional techniques that we didn't cover ?<br />What have you tried that didn't work?<br />Have you tried personalizing the aggregation?<br />Do you want to be an observer or do you want to engage?<br />
  11. 11. Contact Us!<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />Design Doc blog:<br />@Melissa_Venable<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br /><br />813-422-0543<br />@AHilbelink<br />