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User generated content

  1. 1. User generated content and social networking Phil Bradley
  2. 2. Weblogs
  3. 3. Weblogs <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a library weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional or new library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce members of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Weblogs <ul><li>Use weblogs as an aid in the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical, educational, fictional weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to existing book collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use weblogs for book reviews </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Weblogs continued… <ul><li>Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors </li></ul><ul><li>Use it in a different way, on a different page </li></ul>
  6. 9. WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
  7. 10. Microblogging <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Shout’em </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo </li></ul>
  8. 11. Wikis <ul><li>Self created websites </li></ul><ul><li>Single/multi authored </li></ul><ul><li>Public/private </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and dirty/Very professional </li></ul><ul><li>Short term task </li></ul><ul><li>Long term project </li></ul>
  9. 12. PBworks
  10. 13. Wetpaint
  11. 14. Web pages <ul><li>Little/no knowledge of HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Various types of data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image/multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul>
  12. 15. Zimbio
  13. 16. Squidoo
  14. 17. Disposable web pages
  15. 18. Newsgroups, forums bulletin boards <ul><li>Google Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Tile.net </li></ul><ul><li>Omgili </li></ul>
  16. 19. Omgili
  17. 20. Bookmarking <ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>SPURL </li></ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Sphinn </li></ul><ul><li>Xmarks </li></ul>
  18. 21. Bookmarking <ul><li>Share and collaborate on bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Staff, students, parents, other librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blend bookmarks into website, specific pages, weblog, wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage continual additions </li></ul>
  19. 22. Del.icio.us
  20. 23. Spurl
  21. 26. Xmarks
  22. 28. Shared content <ul><li>Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Google documents </li></ul><ul><li>Cl1p for pc – pc copying </li></ul>
  23. 29. Google docs
  24. 30. Adobe Buzzword
  25. 31. Cl1p.net
  26. 32. Drop.io
  27. 33. Yousendit
  28. 34. Presentations <ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Sliderocket </li></ul><ul><li>Authorstream </li></ul><ul><li>WizIQ </li></ul>
  29. 35. Slideshare.net
  30. 36. Sliderocket
  31. 37. Authorstream
  32. 38. WizIQ
  33. 39. Photographs <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul>
  34. 40. Using Flickr <ul><li>Create a free account </li></ul><ul><li>Post photographs of the library, school trips, library events, local history, staff </li></ul><ul><li>Create trading cards </li></ul><ul><li>Create motivational posters </li></ul><ul><li>Blend back into the website, weblog, wiki </li></ul>
  35. 42. Social Networks <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Ravelry </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Plaxo </li></ul>
  36. 43. Facebook
  37. 44. MySpace
  38. 45. LinkedIn
  39. 46. Ravelry
  40. 47. LiveJournal
  41. 48. Ning
  42. 49. LibraryThing
  43. 50. Mashups <ul><li>#uksnow (A good animation here) </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup for almost anything! </li></ul>
  44. 51. http://fullmeasure.co.uk/mashups/ecsitemap.htm http://www.webmashup.com/cgi-bin/jump.cgi?ID=132
  45. 52. Multimedia <ul><li>YouTube etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Audioboo </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated presentations </li></ul>
  46. 53. Schools Radio
  47. 55. Screentoaster
  48. 56. ‘ One trick ponies’ <ul><li>Home/start pages </li></ul><ul><li>Wall wisher </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul><ul><li>Polls/questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Chatrooms </li></ul>
  49. 57. Home/start pages <ul><li>Netvibes , Pageflakes or iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Create content, hosted by a 3 rd party </li></ul><ul><li>Update when necessary, instantly </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate content back onto the website </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create and maintain </li></ul>
  50. 58. Pageflakes
  51. 59. Netvibes
  52. 61. Plugoo
  53. 62. Gabbly Chat
  54. 63. Meebo
  55. 64. Coveritlive
  56. 65. ‘ Poster/wall based’ <ul><li>Add to a ‘wall’ </li></ul><ul><li>Create a poster </li></ul><ul><li>Single page, single subject </li></ul><ul><li>Collate content from various sources </li></ul>
  57. 66. Wallwisher
  58. 67. Glogster
  59. 68. SurveyMonkey
  60. 69. Wordle
  61. 70. Search engines <ul><li>Custom search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Searching social media content </li></ul><ul><li>People moderated search </li></ul><ul><li>Searching bookmarked content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul>
  62. 71. Google custom search
  63. 72. Eurekster swicki
  64. 73. Social Mention
  65. 74. Whostalking?
  66. 75. Omgili
  67. 76. Web Insuggest
  68. 77. RSS <ul><li>Really Simple Search </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Read some stories’ </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a common way of transferring data from one resource to another one </li></ul>
  69. 80. <ul><li>The version a human being sees: </li></ul>
  70. 81. <ul><li>The RSS version: </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Bradley's weblog </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet searching, web design, search engine developments and anything that will interest librarians! </li></ul><ul><li>en-GB </li></ul><ul><li>2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult' </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2007/02/egypt_blogger_j.html </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to... </li></ul><ul><li><p><a href=&quot;http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6385849.stm&quot; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult'&quot;>Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'</a>. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to the BBC story.</p> </li></ul><ul><li>Current Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>philipbradley </li></ul><ul><li>2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Google charges for web programs </li></ul><ul><li>http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2007/02/google_charges_.html </li></ul><ul><li>Google charges for web programs. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a... </li></ul><ul><li><p><a href=&quot;http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6385487.stm&quot; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | Technology | Google charges for web programs&quot;>Google charges for web programs</a>. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a premium version of their email, calendar, word processing and messaging package. It'll cost £27 or 40€ or $50 which includes more storage, phone help and 99.9% uptime (which is actually downtime of about 9 hours per year if you don't want to work it out yourself) and it'll be advertisement free.</p> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Google is of course saying that it's not an attack on Microsoft.</p> </li></ul><ul><li>Google specific </li></ul><ul><li>philipbradley </li></ul>
  71. 82. <ul><li>Each RSS resource has its own URL and other applications can point to that URL, gather the data and display it in a different format. </li></ul>
  72. 83. Bloglines
  73. 84. Google Reader
  74. 85. FeedMySearch
  75. 86. Kick RSS
  76. 87. So, to summarise...
  77. 88. Advantages <ul><li>Lots of it! </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly updated </li></ul><ul><li>Vast coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create answers quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Take/embed content </li></ul><ul><li>Update website from 3 rd party resource </li></ul>
  78. 89. Disadvantages <ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Bias – covert/overt </li></ul><ul><li>Locating material </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Transitory </li></ul><ul><li>Relying on 3 rd party resource </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity </li></ul>
  79. 90. Disadvantages (yes, more!) <ul><li>Cannot control or badge content </li></ul><ul><li>Distrust by management </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Not your job’ </li></ul><ul><li>Technical staff opposition </li></ul>
  80. 91. How can you use this stuff? <ul><li>Jigsaw content together on a web page </li></ul><ul><li>Write once, Update many </li></ul><ul><li>Multi authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Blend content </li></ul><ul><li>Multi access points </li></ul><ul><li>Create one-off answers </li></ul><ul><li>Engage users </li></ul>

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