Umbrella2011

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Umbrella2011

  1. 1. Creating a personal learning network & keeping up to date using social media UMBRELLA 2011 Phil Bradley http://www.netvibes.com
  2. 2. How to get hold of me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.philb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Landline number </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone number </li></ul><ul><li>Fax number </li></ul><ul><li>Home address (on request!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Via social media <ul><li>http://gplus.to/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/philbradleyuk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/philipbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/phil-bradley/0/485/904 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Still more... <ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.philbradley.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/user/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.deviantart.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://500px.com/Philb </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.livejournal.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ustream.tv/user/philbradley </li></ul>
  5. 5. Yes, I know, I know... <ul><li>http://twitpic.com/photos/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://vodpod.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.posterous.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://foursquare.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://technorati.com/people/philbradley </li></ul>
  6. 6. <Blush> <ul><li>http://www.quora.com/Phil-Bradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://friendfeed.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://wefollow.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://claimid.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/Philbradley/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://cheezburger.com/Philb </li></ul><ul><li>https://picasaweb.google.com/philipbradley </li></ul>
  7. 7. But NOT... <ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hulu.com/profiles/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flixster.com/user/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.last.fm/user/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.netlog.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>https://picasaweb.google.com/philbradley/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. And I’m not sure about: <ul><li>http://digg.com/philbradley </li></ul>
  9. 9. Namechk.com
  10. 10. Why would you want a PLN? <ul><li>Share information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask/Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct to training, though not a replacement </li></ul><ul><li>A broader and different perspective </li></ul>
  11. 12. Or in other words... 1.8 zettabytes of information
  12. 13. What are the dangers of using social media? <ul><li>If you get involved in social media you may do something you’ll later regret </li></ul>
  13. 14. What are the dangers of NOT using social media? <ul><li>You will damage your reputation. Worse, you won’t have a reputation at all. </li></ul><ul><li>You will not be taken seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>You will not keep up to date. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be out of the loop. For good. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The traditional approach
  15. 16. How do you start? How do you start?
  16. 21. Google+
  17. 23. In 3 days...
  18. 24. Growth rate: <ul><li>Google+ to pass 10,000,000 users 13/07/11 </li></ul><ul><li>350% increase in 6 days </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 million joined in 34 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Reach 20,000,000 by 17/7/11 </li></ul>
  19. 25. Twitter
  20. 26. Follow the people the people you follow follow!
  21. 27. WeFollow
  22. 28. Twitter search
  23. 29. Great for conferences!
  24. 30. And then... <ul><li>Start tweeting! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Let people know what you think </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what others think </li></ul><ul><li>Refine your contacts – follow more people, unfollow others </li></ul>
  25. 31. Social networks <ul><li>Not ‘social’ ‘PROFESSIONAL’! </li></ul><ul><li>Have more than one ‘face’; professional and social </li></ul><ul><li>More informal, but never forget the privacy angle! </li></ul>
  26. 32. Facebook <ul><li>Forget “Friends” </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook is becoming a search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook pages are slowly replacing the website in some instances </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates are like press releases! </li></ul>
  27. 34. Great for conferences!
  28. 35. LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/
  29. 36. CILIP Communities http://communities.cilip.org.uk/
  30. 37. Quora http://www.quora.com/
  31. 38. Yahoo Answers
  32. 39. Other networks http://www.ning.com/ http://www.library20.org/ http://learningplace.com.au/ http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/
  33. 40. http://www.lostzombies.com/ http://www.zombiefriends.com/ http://www.zombiepassions.com/
  34. 41. Bookmarking Services http://www.delicious.com/network/Philbradley
  35. 42. Diigo groups http://groups.diigo.com/group/classroom20
  36. 43. Teachmeets http://www.teachmeet.org.uk/
  37. 44. Librarian teachmeets http://hudteachmeet.blogspot.com/ http://livlibteachmeet.blogspot.com/ http://www.camlibtm.info/ http://www.ldnlibtm.info/
  38. 45. Mashed Library events <ul><li>Mashed Library is about “bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>Pancakes and Mash (Lincoln) March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Haggis and Mash (Edinburgh) January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Chips and Mash (Huddersfield) July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Liver and Mash (Liverpool) May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mashedlibrary.com/ </li></ul>
  39. 46. Chatrooms http://tinychat.com/ http://www.chatzy.com/
  40. 47. Weblogs <ul><li>You have something to say, something to share </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to write every day </li></ul><ul><li>Include a wide variety of content </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting on other blogs is just as important </li></ul>
  41. 48. Specific blogs/sites http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/
  42. 49. Voices for the library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress/
  43. 50. LIS New Professionals network http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/
  44. 51. RSS to keep on top http://www.google.com/reader/
  45. 52. Use news collation services Flipboard http://flipboard.com/ Pulse news http://www.alphonsolabs.com
  46. 53. http://www.zite.com/ http://www.theflud.com/
  47. 54. Or Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com/
  48. 55. Wikis http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbworks.com/ http://www.libsuccess.org/ http://uklibraryblogs.pbworks.com/
  49. 56. Sharing documents
  50. 57. Multimedia http://www.slideshare.net/
  51. 58. YouTube http://www.youtube.com/
  52. 59. Photographs
  53. 60. TED Talks http://www.ted.com/talks
  54. 61. Train yourself, train others http://www.mikogo.com/ http://www.wiziq.com
  55. 62. Not forgetting search!
  56. 63. Liking and +1’ing
  57. 64. Because... <ul><li>Social is the new search </li></ul><ul><li>Search will be increasingly based around individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites/pages are increasingly less important </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thought leaders” are what are going to increasingly be coming to the fore. </li></ul>
  58. 65. Social Search Engines
  59. 66. Icerocket
  60. 67. Blekko
  61. 68. Remember Creative Commons!
  62. 69. It’s not always work! <ul><li>Washing machines </li></ul><ul><li>Abandoned mental hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Though they’re not necessarily mutually exclusive... </li></ul>
  63. 70. http://www.flickr.com/photos/howzey/3463730614/
  64. 71. Final thoughts <ul><li>Take any and every opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>It’s YOUR responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>It’s 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Go to where the conversations are </li></ul><ul><li>ENJOY! </li></ul>
  65. 72. Credits and thanks to: <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/padorange/2580180117/ (conference image) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5167671844/ (email image) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvdmerwe/779224087/ (training course) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwalker/3749673425/ (engine start) </li></ul><ul><li>http://jurylaw.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/math_blocks_stockxpertcom_id104816_size1.jpg (number blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>http://cheezburger.com/View/4558569984 (lolcat) </li></ul><ul><li>http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/17ac52cb-fabe-4b3b-ace4-3f8356dafbea.jpg (lolcat) </li></ul>

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