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Lead2009 11 12

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Personal Network / Social Networks Session with LEAD delegates

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Lead2009 11 12

  1. 1. Micro-blogging, Social Bookmarking and Personal (Learning) Networks Frances Bell, f.bell@salford.ac.uk
  2. 2. Creating a network
  3. 3. Microblogging <ul><li>Twitter, Jaiku, Facebook updates </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com , search for Salford </li></ul><ul><li>140 character limit </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>Many clients for PCs and mobile devices – Tweetdeck, Tweeties, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pictures and link e.g.Twitpic </li></ul><ul><li>Link to audio e.g. via Audioboo </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Twitter networks <ul><li>Build a trusted network </li></ul><ul><li>Give and take </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link posted by trusted node ‘better than search’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amongst social noise, questions asked and answered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stream flows by – can’t see it all </li></ul><ul><li>Assume all is public </li></ul>
  6. 6. Visualising networks <ul><li>Understand 1 st and 2 nd order connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can utilise 1 st order connections to get in touch with 2 nd order connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can use as aid to trimming and growing network </li></ul>
  7. 7. Frances Bell Facebook Friend Wheel Sep 2007, see http://francesbell.com/2007/09/07/18 / Slide
  8. 8. Frances Bell Facebook Friend Wheel October 2009
  9. 9. Issues <ul><li>Digital identity / profile </li></ul><ul><li>Symmetry of connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare Facebook and Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public / private </li></ul><ul><li>Social/ business/ professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I explored this here http://francesbell.com/2009/07/23/moving-between-categories-in-online-identity/#more-262 </li></ul></ul>Slide
  10. 10. My bookmarks online
  11. 11. Getting started in Delicious <ul><li>Explore, join, bookmark and tag </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/francesbell </li></ul>
  12. 12. Networking in Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Asymmetry, eavesdropping/overlooking, group work, shared vocabulary http://delicious.com/network/francesbell </li></ul>
  13. 13. How does your personal network influence finding and sharing behaviours? Finding links Saving/ sharing links Network influences volume Network influences impact 2 virtuous circles if finding/sharing Strength is in overlap Delicious Twitter
  14. 14. Putting it all together <ul><li>Understand RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Set up iGoogle page </li></ul><ul><li>(Demo) http://www.google.co.uk/ig </li></ul>
  15. 15. Now go off and try it out

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