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  • MySpace Presentation

    1. 1. MySpace, Ask a Librarian and Libraries Michelle Oleson Tampa Bay Library Consortium Member Services Assistant
    2. 2. Social Networking <ul><li>Create friends and groups based upon common interests </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and MySpace most popular but many other sites out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates Email, Chat, Blogging and sharing data </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites drive traffic to other sites (like your site  </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ There is a misconception that social networking is the exclusive domain of teenagers, but this analysis confirms that the appeal of social networking sites is far broader.”
    4. 4. Facebook MySpace <ul><li>25 million members worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Created a niche among the college crowd </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;People spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook was named as the second most &quot;in&quot; thing among undergraduates,… losing only to the iPod . </li></ul><ul><li>Where app building first took off. Over 22,000 apps currently on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>100 million users worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Broadest appeal across age ranges </li></ul><ul><li>#1 site where people Spent time on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for lots of customization of pages including – background, music, fonts, and page layout </li></ul><ul><li>App building is just catching on. Appx 1000 apps currently on MySpace </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/askalibrarianfl </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/fkcc1 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.myspace.com/undergradlibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/utlibraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/ucclibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/wayne_college_library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/ucfaskalibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/fiulibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/wolfsonlibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/birminghampubliclibrary </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>Sample MySpace Pages
    6. 19. Blogs
    7. 20. Customize! <ul><li>Change the background, font and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Add Slideshows, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Add Quizzes & Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Post Pictures </li></ul>
    8. 21. Promote <ul><li>School Publications </li></ul><ul><li>From Your Web site “Be Our Friend on MySpace” </li></ul><ul><li>From the Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have new content </li></ul><ul><li>Add Comments to your friends pages </li></ul><ul><li>Send Bulletins to your friends </li></ul>
    9. 22. Remember… <ul><li>Be Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Be 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Change your page often </li></ul><ul><li>Make New Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your MySpace in the library and throughout campus </li></ul><ul><li>Make it Easy </li></ul>
    10. 23. What’s the Next Step? <ul><li>Build an App! </li></ul>Webware awards for Search and Reference Webware awards for Social Networks
    11. 24. What is an app? <ul><li>Using application platforms through MySpace/Facebook for third-party developers (YOU) to create applications that tie into user's data feeds </li></ul><ul><li>These applications can run the gamut, from single-use widgets to full-blown Web sites that can be accessed and integrated into a user's data. Users can add as many applications as they want, then integrate and rearrange them on their profile page. </li></ul>
    12. 25. Show me! <ul><li>Apps stack on top of each other </li></ul><ul><li>Types of apps: Static information Videos Games Forms Interactive </li></ul>
    13. 26. Other apps
    14. 28. Final Thoughts <ul><li>“ Social software is the [new] </li></ul><ul><li>default way to be on the web, </li></ul><ul><li>and so libraries that are moving </li></ul><ul><li>forward with blogging and other </li></ul><ul><li>web tools [should consider] </li></ul><ul><li>expanding into using social tools as </li></ul><ul><li>well.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Jessamyn West </li></ul>

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