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Connecting and Sharing Online - Nov 2010

  1. 1. 1 Connecting and Sharing Online Bryan Sippel Friday, November 5, 2010
  2. 2. Introduction General
  3. 3. 3 Agenda • Social Networking • Skype: Talking online • Facebook: Sharing information online
  4. 4. 4 Prerequisites • Basic knowledge of how to use a computer • Internet, keyboard, and mouse • Home high speed Internet is ideal but not necessary • Email address • Comfort with accessing and sending email
  5. 5. 55 Assumptions We will have fun Willing to try, maybe fail, try again Stop me – ask questions???
  6. 6. 6 Technology is a tool Not hard It is different and will change tomorrow Need an understanding of the basics
  7. 7. 7 Goals • Provide a foundation Cannot cover all aspects and areas of connecting and sharing online today • Enable you to explore …but what we can do is provide the information you need to understand the basics and explore on your own
  8. 8. Beyond Today • Drop-In Help • Sign Up Help Sessions – Check the Vista or speak to Nicki Long for details 8
  9. 9. 9 Who am I? • Born in Surrey, England • Grew up in Oakville, ON • Education: – BAH, Psychology – MSc, Organizational Behaviour • Job: – Senior Functional Analyst, Queen’s University
  10. 10. 10 • New addition to our family • Love technology • Sports: Montreal Canadiens fan
  11. 11. 11 Introduction Social Networking
  12. 12. 12 “Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.” Time Magazine December 13, 2006
  13. 13. History and Structure
  14. 14. 14
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  18. 18. 18 • Online communities • People who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
  19. 19. Structure Internal Social Networks (ISN) • a closed/private community that consists of a group of people 19 External social networks (ESN) • open/public and available to all web users to communicate • can be smaller specialized communities or they can be large generic social networking sites
  20. 20. 20 Common Features • Users can upload a picture of themselves • Create a “profile” • Can often be "friends" with other users – Typically you need to have a mutual "agreement" between friends • Privacy controls: who can see your profile, contact you, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
  21. 21. 21 How does it work?
  22. 22. 22 Use a computer to access the Internet Use the Internet to connect to other people using online services
  23. 23. • Create an account Username Password • Connect with other users • Share content Steps
  24. 24. 24 Talk
  25. 25. 25 What is Skype? How does it work? How do I sign up?
  26. 26. What is Skype? • A free service to communicate over the Internet
  27. 27. 27 Features Skype offers all the features of regular phone service and many are free!
  28. 28. 28 Call Plans http://www.skype.com/prices/callrates/?currency=CAD#allRatesTab Free!
  29. 29. 29 VoIP Voice Over Internet Protocol How does it work?
  30. 30. 30 Webcam • small video camera • either external or internal • can be one way video or two way video • can also be used to take pictures and share External Internal
  31. 31. What do you need? • Skype account • Microphone –Internal –External (Audio In or USB) • Webcam (optional) – Internal or External 31
  32. 32. 32 Download Skype software www.skype.com Instructions will be provided Install Skype software Instructions will be provided Create Skype Name e.g Bryan.Sippel How do I sign up?
  33. 33. Demo
  34. 34. • www.skype.com
  35. 35. • Click on ‘Download’
  36. 36. • Scroll down to see ‘Download now’ button
  37. 37. • Click on ‘Run’
  38. 38. • Click on ‘Run’ again
  39. 39. • Welcome screen: select ‘Options’
  40. 40. • Change options if needed (not necessary)
  41. 41. • Read and review License Agreement
  42. 42. • After clicking ‘I Agree – Install’ select or deselect the Google Toolbar (no impact on
  43. 43. • Will take 2 – 5 minutes to install…
  44. 44. • … still going …
  45. 45. • Click ‘Start Skype’
  46. 46. • Create a Skype account • Remember your password
  47. 47. • After completing the information, click ‘Next’
  48. 48. • Enter your Email and Country and City (optional)
  49. 49. • After clicking “Sign In” it will take a few minutes for Skype to create the new account and launch the program
  50. 50. • If you do not see Skype, click on the ‘Skype’ button in the bottom taskbar
  51. 51. • Search for Contacts using the Skype Directory
  52. 52. • Once you add a Contact you will be able to call them using Skype
  53. 53. • Click on ‘Call’ to start a conversation
  54. 54. • To start Skype later, click on Start > All Programs > Skype > Skype
  55. 55. 60 Information 350 million active users 3.5 billion pieces of content shared each month
  56. 56. 61 Facebook • Status Updates – What are you doing right now? • Profile – Information about yourself, as little or as much as you want (e.g. Birthday, Marital Status, Location, Education, Employment, etc.) • Wall – Short comments to each other, like a public bulletin board
  57. 57. • News Feed – Summary of Friends activities • Messages – Similar to email in Facebook
  58. 58. 63 Piece by piece…
  59. 59. 64 Toolbar
  60. 60. Pages and Status Update
  61. 61. News Feed
  62. 62. Advertising • Currently how Facebook makes money • Free service = advertising
  63. 63. 68 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/five-tips-to-manage-facebooks-new-privacy-settings/article1417501/ 68 Privacy 1) Control what is public 2) Maintain friends list e.g. Family, Friends, and Colleagues 1) Protect your photos 2) Read the fine print on apps 3) Say bye for good Best rule: Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your mother to see
  64. 64. 69 Tourwww.facebook.com
  65. 65. 70 Summary • Foundation My hope is that you can use this presentation as a foundation and build on it as you explore online • Tools An introduction to tools available for you to connect and share online with other people
  66. 66. 71 References Computer Messaging History http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/09/04/computer-messaging-before-the-web-%E2%80%93-a-visual-timeline- 1960-1990/ http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/09/11/computer-messaging-history-part-2-%E2%80%93-a-visual-timeline-1990- 2009/ Google Images Enter a search at http://www.google.ca and when viewing the results you will see an Images button in the top left corner. Clicking on ‘Images’ will display the pictures/images Google has found matching your search. I used Google Images search to find most of the pictures/images used in this presentation. Information http://blog.compete.com/2009/02/09/facebook-myspace-twitter-social-network/ Time’s Person of the Year: You http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html Wikipedia Articles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0

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