Social media flattening your world

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Presentation by Barbara Landsberg at Accessing the Future Conference in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia on 8th December 2011.

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  • I could talk about this topic ALL day – but only have 30 minutes. So there is so much we can’t cover. I hop we excite you with this small taste. Request for Info forms for more.
  • I could talk about this topic ALL day – but only have 30 minutes. So there is so much we can’t cover. I hop we excite you with this small taste. Request for Info forms for more.
  • I could talk about this topic ALL day – but only have 30 minutes. So there is so much we can’t cover. I hop we excite you with this small taste. Request for Info forms for more.
  • Social media flattening your world

    1. 1. Social MediaFlattening your WorldBuilding Personal Learning Networks for Life
    2. 2. Barbara LandsbergOccupational TherapistSales and Marketing DirectorSpectronics
    3. 3. Social Media platforms• What are they?• Why would you want to use them?
    4. 4. Social media platforms
    5. 5. How many active users are there?
    6. 6. Facebook 500 million Twitter Google + 200 million20 million in first two weeks Now? LinkedIn 100 million
    7. 7. What is Twitter?A social networking and “microblogging”service, enabling its users to send andread messages called tweets.Say anything you want in 140 charactersor less.
    8. 8. How to find useful tweets? @ vs #
    9. 9. How to find useful tweets? @ vs #• @gregoconnor | @anitaraftery | @spectronics• See who they follow• # by event or # by topic • #ATFC2011 • #assistivetech | #mlearning | #iear
    10. 10. History of Twitter
    11. 11. Now 140 milliontweets perday!
    12. 12. Twitter is everywhere!
    13. 13. Twitter is everywhere!
    14. 14. 10,000 tweets per second#iSad
    15. 15. Is Twitter easy?
    16. 16. Is Twitter valuable?
    17. 17. Other useful social media tools
    18. 18. Other reasons to use them?• Sharing news and being “social”• 24 hours a day with no geographic boundaries• Breaking news updates• For people with disabilities • Calls for assistance! • Alleviating boredom • Social inclusion
    19. 19. Want to learn more?
    20. 20. @spectronics@gregoconnor@barblandsberg
    21. 21. 22nd - 25th May 2012 Jupiters Gold Coast Convention Centre Queensland, Australiawww.spectronicsinoz.com/conference/2012

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