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The slides for a presentation I had to give to the other phd students in my department. The audience consists of media and comms phd students and academics - with more focus on traditional media channels.
Briefly introduced social media - from a tools perspective and a social space prespective. Used bloggers to clarify terms, focussing on the recentness of the work and how much discussion there is about such terms and buzzwords.
Progress to moving away from solid definitons and instead encourage them to try the tools, invite them to see twitter stream and to think of ways to use them in their day to day activities.
Finally finished up on the event I am running at the University of Leicester of the 26th of June, 2009 (http://usesandabuses.wordpress.com) - invite to attend and participate, offer the chance to try out the tools and observe the environment in the company of other first timers.