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PSD Online Communities

  1. 1. Social Networking Poster Session 2007 Southern Region Program & Staff Development Conference October 23, 2007 Anne Adrian [email_address] http://blog.aafromaa.com
  2. 2. Notes <ul><li>The poster: www.aafromaa.com/PSDOnLineCommunities.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation: www.slideshare.net/aafromaa/ PSDOnLineCommunities </li></ul><ul><li>This document in Acrobat www.aafromaa.com/PSDOnLineCommunities .pdf </li></ul><ul><li>The ideas will be posted on the wiki http://collaborate.extension.org/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Need flexibility </li></ul></ul>Online communities, because you … <ul><ul><li>Work outside of the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have communication failures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have email overload </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t know it all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are unable to keep up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to work together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to include industry, clients, and colleagues </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Through online communities, you … <ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build professional reputations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read, watch, and observe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance learning and professional development opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide better quality services and products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build relationships </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Online communities are about sharing … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture uploaded by kate e. did from http://www.flickr.com/photos/katej/1009004985/ Share, Remix, Attribution. Noncommercial, Share Alike. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Technologies Blogging Keep clients informed Develop stronger relationships Share knowledge Provide mechanism for feedback Keep connected with colleagues, industry and clientele Build professional reputation Enterprise blogs Blogger Bloglines Wordpress
  7. 7. Technologies Collaboration Create better products by including others Google docs & presentations Wikis Enterprise wikis collaborate.eXtension.org
  8. 8. Technologies Resource Sharing Share: Photos Flickr Videos YouTube Presentations SlideShare
  9. 9. Technologies <ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul></ul>Social Bookmarking Share web content for information and reference Share what you’re reading Have access to bookmarks anywhere
  10. 10. Technologies Virtual Worlds Share products and learn interactively Second Life
  11. 11. Technologies Social Networks Relate, connect and share interests eXtension People people.extension.org/community (testing) Facebook LinkedIn MySpace Ning
  12. 12. Technologies Instant Messaging AIM MSN [email_address] Enterprise IM What are you doing? Twitter Jaiku Text Messaging Presence Technologies Communicate what you are doing Know what others are doing Start (& end) impromptu discussions Find out quick answers to questions
  13. 13. Getting Started Most important step: Efficient & exponential <ul><li>Get a News Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Bring changing web content to one place. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“How to use a news reader” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blog.aafromaa.com/2007/05/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube video ”RSS in Plain English” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Getting Started <ul><li>2. Seek </li></ul><ul><li>Find pertinent blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for the RSS logo. </li></ul><ul><li>Search Google Reader— select “Add subscription”, type a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Search Technorati for blogs by topic. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter explains Technorati in an eXtension web conference http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p79691970/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Browse a few suggestions for Extension professionals: www.pageflakes.com/aadrian </li></ul>
  15. 15. Getting Started <ul><li>Lurk </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read blogs through a news reader ( Google Reader ). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make your news reader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>( Google Reader or iGoogle your homepage). </li></ul><ul><li>Picture was uploaded by nutmeg66 and found http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachel_s/650489414/ Share, No derivatives </li></ul>
  16. 16. Getting Started <ul><li>4. Converse </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved—learn by doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on blogs and/or start blogging. </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to comment like a king (or queen!)” http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/08/ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture from sbgivens found http://www.flickr.com/photos/bgivens/11131446/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attribute, Share, Noncommercial, No derivatives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Getting Started 5. Share Use social bookmarking to share useful blogs and pages, (i.e. del.icio.us or Diigo ) eXtension social bookmarking web conferences is a good starting point for del.icio.us YouTube video “Social Bookmarking in Plain English” . Diigo is used as the example. Picture uploaded by ryancr from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/ Share, Remix, Attribute, Noncommercial.
  18. 18. Getting Started <ul><li>Join a social networking site. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook * LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>people.extension.org /community (testing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try at least 1 presence technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eXtension Jabber* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIM * MSN * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Messaging* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter * Jaiku </li></ul></ul>6. Try Something New
  19. 19. Getting Started <ul><ul><li>Share Resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use a collaboration technology. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs* & Presentations * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate.eXtension.org * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>6. Try Something New
  20. 20. Getting Started <ul><li>Blog. Learn by sharing your ideas and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a Virtual World. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul></ul>6. Try Something New

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