Quick introduction to social media (blogs and Twitter) for the OU Health and Social Care Nations and Regions Conference, #ouhscnr, 25 June 2013 - part of a session on social media for academic purposes.
Quick Introduction to Social Media (blogs and Twitter)
#ouhscnrSocial media for academic purposes:Quick introduction to social mediawww.slideshare.net/dougclowDoug ClowHSC Nations & Regions Conference, 25 June 2013This work by Doug Clow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Quick Quiz: Blogsa) I’ve heard of themb) I have an idea about what they’re likec) I have a blogd) I have blogged a fair bite) The Huffington Post want me to writecc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Swaminathan: http://flickr.com/photos/araswami/2168316216/
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Mike Baird: http://flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/398077070/• Blogging: keeping an online blog– a log, or diary: originally ‘weblog’• Short-ish blog posts (ca. 50-2,000 words)• Bloggers update rarely to many times a day• Often links to interesting websites
Places to set up a blog• OU VLE if directly teaching-related• OU official blogging platform–Intranet > blogs (at top) > Request blog• www.wordpress.com• Blogger (Google)• edublogs.org• Your ISP• Many others
Quick quiz: Twittera) I’ve heard of itb) I have an idea about what it doesc) I have a Twitter accountd) I have Tweeted a fair bite) I am Stephen Fry
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Cris: http://flickr.com/photos/chrismatos/6917786197/• You can see the Tweets from people you follow,gathered in to your timeline• Following isn’t mutual: You (can) get a messagewhen someone follows you but you don’t have tofollow back• Short (140-character) Tweets• Often what you’re doing, or links• Not (just) what you had for breakfast• Usernames start with @ e.g. @dougclow
• Hashtags start with a #• Collect together Tweets about a topic orevent, e.g. #OUHSCNR, #bbcqt• And/Or indicate e.g. #sarcasm, #silly(cc) Jefferyw http://www.flickr.com/photos/7927684@N03/7789223820/• @replies are Tweets that are replies to a specificTweet (start with @username)• You can easily see your replies and mentions(when someone uses your @username in a Tweet)
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by LASZLO ILYES: http://flickr.com/photos/laszlo-photo/4093575863/• Retweeting passes on atweet to your followers–Starts ‘RT @username …’or little double-arrow icon• URLs are often shortenedt.co bit.ly owl.ly goo.gl–Twitter will do this for you• Best way to learn is to start using it• Look at other people’s ‘following’ tofind people to follow• You don’t have to follow back• It’s Ok not to read it all
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Vince Alongi: http://flickr.com/photos/vincealongi/2537227873/#ouhscnr• Doug Clow @dougclow• Kythé Beaumont @KytheBeaumont• Sara Mackian @Squeaksthoughts• Christine Taylor @acroliths• Beyondmalerolemodels @beyondmaleroles (Martin)• Online CYP resources @CYPmedia (Tony)• OU Health and Social Care @ou_hsc• … many others!