Networking Using Social Media Tbea 2010

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Networking Using Social Media Tbea 2010

  1. 1. Networking using Social Media<br />Dr. Ronda G. Henderson<br />Assistant Professor<br />Middle Tennessee State University<br />2010 TBEA Conference Doubletree Hotel, Murfreesboro September 24, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Social Media—The Definition<br />Wikipedia—media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques<br />Dr. Henderson—Web-based applications used to bring people together virtually to discuss and/or share common ideas, thoughts, and/or interests<br />
  3. 3. Social Networking Tools<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Social bookmarking<br />Social networking sites<br />
  4. 4. Weblogs (Blogs)<br />Simple online journals<br />Allows users to self-publish their thoughts in collective environment<br />Privacy issues have been addressed with privacy settings<br />Blogger.com<br />
  5. 5. Wikis<br />Collaborative website where users add, delete and change content<br />Wikipedia-popular web-based collaborative encyclopedia project (over 50 million hits per day)<br />Students can research and add their findings to Wikipedia<br /><ul><li>Create your own: http://www.wikispaces.com/</li></li></ul><li>Social Bookmarking<br />Saving bookmarks to a public Website and tagging with keywords<br />New way of organizing information<br />Provides access to bookmarks of others<br />Delicious.com:<br />
  6. 6. social bookmark link<br />
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  8. 8. Popular Social Networking Sites<br />Facebook (over 500 million active users)<br />Twitter (over 100 million users)<br />LinkedIn (over 75 million users)<br />Foursquare (500,000 users)<br />Allow users to share within their individual networks<br />
  9. 9. Become a fan today!<br />
  10. 10. Digital resume<br />
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  12. 12. Use hashtags<br />
  13. 13. Tweet informative links<br />
  14. 14. GPS required<br />
  15. 15. Social Networking Sites<br />Suggestions to consider….<br />Recognize that “first impressions” begin online<br />Create a professional profile <br />Change your privacy settings so only select people can see your profile <br />Assume that potential employers are conducting a virtual background check <br />
  16. 16. Social Networking Sites<br />Suggestions to consider….<br />“Google” yourself often and manage network (watch for tagged photos)<br />Limit or avoid posting photos to professional social networking sites<br />Use caution when adding sensitive or controversial information to your profile (religious and/or political views, age)<br />Consider creating two separate profiles: personal vs. professional<br />
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  19. 19. Educational Social Networking Sites<br /><ul><li>Mixxer (language exchange)
  20. 20. Teacher Tube (similar to YouTube)
  21. 21. Flicker (photo sharing)
  22. 22. Skype (online videoconferencing)</li></li></ul><li>Implications for Educators<br />Social Media Benefits:<br />Price-free or low cost<br />Ease of use<br />Mix and Match Apps<br />Global learning environment<br />Motivates participation<br />
  23. 23. The Conclusion<br />Social networking is here to stay!<br />Embrace technology! <br />It can be addictive; so practice self-control!<br />
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  26. 26. Questions or Comments?<br />Thank You!<br />

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