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New social media


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An introduction to new social media, web 2.0, gadgets, tools and etc

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New social media

  1. 1. New Social Media IMAGINE DIALOGUE Baku 01/05/2010
  2. 2. A little bit about me <ul><li>My name is Arzu </li></ul><ul><li>I am from Baku </li></ul><ul><li>I am freelance regional analyst </li></ul><ul><li>I am also a blogger since September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>I have majored in International Relations and Global Politics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of New Social Media
  4. 4. Social media is about…
  5. 5. Social media is…  Opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives 
  6. 7. Social media and Web 2.0
  7. 8. Web 2.0 is… <ul><li>People being able to create their own websites without any special knowledge for self- publishing, creating and uploading a video, sharing photos and information and etc. </li></ul>
  8. 9. In short, <ul><li>Its all about, you, me and other ordinary people like us using Internet to do different things and creating diverse projects </li></ul><ul><li>Its about conversation that is powered by blogs, social network sites, micro blogging, file sharing and many other exciting things :) </li></ul>
  9. 11. So what can new social media offer us <ul><li>an open source for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniting in action </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Examples <ul><li>Last year together with a journalist from Yerevan Onnik Krikorian we did a small project on a cross- country dialogue </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 17. Blogs <ul><li>Blogger/ Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>LiveJournal </li></ul><ul><li>OpenDiary </li></ul><ul><li>WorldPress </li></ul><ul><li>Vox </li></ul><ul><li>Typepad </li></ul><ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul>
  12. 19. Blogs <ul><li>Easy to use websites </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage conversations among people who share similar concerns, ideas, thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Can be on any topic </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have to be based on thorough research </li></ul>
  13. 20. Blogs (cont.) <ul><li>write/publish/share at the speed of light </li></ul><ul><li>Can be authored by one person or a team of writers (Jumla, Worldpress) </li></ul><ul><li>“ They are the most successful, addictive, potent and radical applications of all new technologies and applications spawned by the personal computer” </li></ul>
  14. 21. Examples
  15. 22. Did you know <ul><li>That the total number of blogs is thought to be approaching 200 million ( ) and its growing as we speak </li></ul>
  16. 23. Maximizing your blog
  17. 30. <ul><li>Free blogger templates and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing by category: layout, color, template </li></ul>
  18. 31. Twitter <ul><li>a.k.a. “SMS of the Internet” </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ranked among 50 most popular websites worldwide; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its popularity is growing in the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can post tweets via your mobile number via short message service (SMS) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 32. Examples <ul><li>It was most popular online tool used by President Barack Obama, throughout his entire race for publicity </li></ul>
  20. 33. Examples <ul><li>In June 2009, in the aftermath of presidential elections in Iran, protestors used Twitter as a rallying tool and as a method of communication with the outside world </li></ul>
  21. 35. Examples <ul><li>In April 2009, Twitter was used to mobilize protestors in Chisinau/ Moldova and the famous #pman (hashtag) came about, as protestors stormed presidential and parliament buildings on April 7th </li></ul>
  22. 40. A little bit more on Twitter <ul><li>There is only space for 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to use “#” when you use key words (#Azerbaijan, #human rights, #social) </li></ul><ul><li>Use URL shortening (;; and </li></ul>
  23. 44. Video and video blogging <ul><li>Make videos </li></ul><ul><li>Publish videos </li></ul><ul><li>Reach wider audience </li></ul>
  24. 45. Examples <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=IzOfLLzQwN4 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 46. Social networking sites <ul><li>Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, BigTent, Hyves and many others </li></ul><ul><li>See more here: </li></ul>
  26. 47. Why bother <ul><li>Integration, building new friendships, extending your network, involvement; </li></ul><ul><li>You can become part of the system that promotes news in a new social way; </li></ul><ul><li>You can offer alternative means for information gathering and sharing; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: 10- 15 years ago, when the buyer was not happy with the product, he/she could only reach out to small groups of people, today however, its thousands if not millions </li></ul></ul>
  27. 48. <ul><li>You are the future - You are bright, energetic, enthusiastic young minds - You are the change and key to a NEW, INNOVATIVE, and BETTER WORLD! </li></ul>
  28. 49. Thank you :)