Using the Social Web to gatherinformation and expand professional              networks          Twitter, Diigo and Linked...
Yes but….• Yes there is heaps of more web things out  there but over five years this is what I have  found to be manageabl...
Introduction•   Social Media•   Twitter, what it is, basics, how to use•   Diigo, what it is, basics, how to use•   Linked...
New Kid on the block!Source: http://multimediacommunication.blogspot.com/
Twitter, what is it?• Micro Blogging service• A web2.0 application, rather tired term these days• User base is growing rap...
Twitter Basics• It is free• You can use it in your web browser, mobile,  ipad, itouch• Messages are called tweets• Message...
How to use twitter
Diigo, what is it?• Diigo is a free social bookmarking, research,  and knowledge sharing tool
Diigo basics• Sharing and annotation of book marks by…  – Highlighting  – Tagging  – Sticky notes
Diigo how to use•Bookmark a sight•Tag it and if you want to provide a description
LinkedIn, what is it?
LinkedIn basics
LinkedIn, how to use• Put together your CV• Recommend and get recommended• Update your profile and updates
All three together      I currently use the Firefox Yoono add on      which does the following….         •Little popup, bo...
All in good time• It takes time for the magic to work• networks grow organically and have a point of  critical mass• make ...
Social networking housekeeping• Check who is following you to prevent spam• Keep your LinkedIn profile upto date• Use an a...
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  1. 1. Using the Social Web to gatherinformation and expand professional networks Twitter, Diigo and LinkedIn Presented by: Nathan Hutchings ICT & eLearning Coordinator Background image: http://kikolani.com/becoming-accessible-social-networking-social-media.html
  2. 2. Yes but….• Yes there is heaps of more web things out there but over five years this is what I have found to be manageable and mostly has kept me up to date and rather connected, at least virtually
  3. 3. Introduction• Social Media• Twitter, what it is, basics, how to use• Diigo, what it is, basics, how to use• LinkedIn, what it is, basics, how to use• All three together, online networking• All in good time• Social networking housekeeping
  4. 4. New Kid on the block!Source: http://multimediacommunication.blogspot.com/
  5. 5. Twitter, what is it?• Micro Blogging service• A web2.0 application, rather tired term these days• User base is growing rapidly, especially mobile (see http://www.digitalsurgeons.com/facebook-vs-twitter-infographic/) – 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007. – 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. – February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day – By March 2010, over 70,000 registered applications, according to the company. – June 2010, about 65 million tweets were posted each day, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter. (source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter)
  6. 6. Twitter Basics• It is free• You can use it in your web browser, mobile, ipad, itouch• Messages are called tweets• Messages are 140 characters in length, this includes spaces and punctuation• Use tiny url to shorten web links (see http://tinyurl.com/)
  7. 7. How to use twitter
  8. 8. Diigo, what is it?• Diigo is a free social bookmarking, research, and knowledge sharing tool
  9. 9. Diigo basics• Sharing and annotation of book marks by… – Highlighting – Tagging – Sticky notes
  10. 10. Diigo how to use•Bookmark a sight•Tag it and if you want to provide a description
  11. 11. LinkedIn, what is it?
  12. 12. LinkedIn basics
  13. 13. LinkedIn, how to use• Put together your CV• Recommend and get recommended• Update your profile and updates
  14. 14. All three together I currently use the Firefox Yoono add on which does the following…. •Little popup, bottom of my screen •Write one update and post to more than one place •It can do more stuff but this is what I use I also use the TinyURL generator plugin to quickly create shorten web links to post in twitter
  15. 15. All in good time• It takes time for the magic to work• networks grow organically and have a point of critical mass• make it part of your daily to do list, using browser plugins help• Use a mobile device to read and tweet
  16. 16. Social networking housekeeping• Check who is following you to prevent spam• Keep your LinkedIn profile upto date• Use an add on or app to update multiple social network

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