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Socialnetworking for seniors 2011

  1. 1. Social Networking<br />Get Connected<br />Kingston Springs Public Library Heather Lambert March 2011 <br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />Introductions<br />Housekeeping<br />Questions<br />Future Classes<br />Resources<br />6/3/2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Outline<br />What is social networking?<br />Why engage in social networking?<br />Networking sites<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />LinkedIn<br />Compare/Contrast<br />How to protect your privacy<br />How to maintain an online presence<br />How to network<br />How to create an avatar<br />How to set up accounts<br />6/3/2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What is Social Networking?<br />social network<br />“An association of people drawn together by family, work or hobby. The term was first coined by professor J. A. Barnes in the 1950s, who defined the size of a social network as a group of about 100 to 150 people. On the Web, social networking sites have millions of members”.<br />social networking site<br />“A Web site that provides a virtual community for people interested in a particular subject or just to "hang out" together. Members create their own online "profile" with biographical data, pictures, likes, dislikes and any other information they choose to post. They communicate with each other by voice, chat, instant message, videoconference and blogs, and the service typically provides a way for members to contact friends of other members.Sites may also serve as a vehicle for meeting in person. The "social networking site" is the 21st century "virtual community," a group of people who use the Internet to communicate with each other about anything and everything. One can find dating sites, friendship sites, sites with a business purpose and hybrids that offer a combination of these. Globally, hundreds of millions of people have joined one or more social networking sites” 6/2/09 <br />6/3/2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 6/3/2011<br />5<br />History of social networks<br /><br />
  6. 6. Why Engage in Social Networking?<br />Meet new people<br />Network<br />Find old friends<br />Stay current with tech trends and interests<br />Keep friends and family up to date<br />Organize for an event <br />Make plans with friends<br />Promote business<br />6/3/2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Who Uses Social Networks?<br /><br />6/3/2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Social Networking Sites<br /> Young adults<br /> -Originally students, then everyone<br /> Tools to personalize/transfer content<br /> -Teen groups<br /> real time messaging<br /> for groups nad friends<br /> Friends and classmates<br /> -Global reach<br /> Create own social network<br /> Communities<br /> Friends and co-workers<br /> Large teen membership<br /> Students, popular in U.K.<br /> Students, military<br /> Genealogy tracking<br /> Online book club<br /> Locate former friends/classmates<br /> People networking<br /> People networking<br /> Discover/contact people<br /> People networking<br />Mobile/ Maps show where friends Meet people via Media Post to any blog or social site <br /> transcribes messages to twitter<br />6/3/2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Who is using social networks?<br />6/3/2011<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Compare/ Contrast<br />6/3/2011<br />10<br />Things they all share:<br />Free<br />Celebrity pages<br />Job search applications<br />Commercial users<br />Special groups you can join<br />Ability to share mixed media<br />Privacy Settings<br />Maintenance requirements<br />Interface-Twitter is the cleanest no apps<br />Why people use it-LinkedIn- serious business networkingTwitter – Mixed purpose- fast way to share links and other info.Facebook- more social but has mixed purpose users<br />Depth- Twitter- brief updates only 140 charactersThe others- updates and profile are as brief or in depth as you wish <br />Prevalence of spam and ads-Facebook has the most<br />
  11. 11. Facebook<br />6/3/2011<br />11<br />What you will need<br />Profile set up is quick-it will take much longer to learn all the applications<br />Email address and a picture or avatar <br />Free unless you choose an application that costs or you buy something online<br />Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.<br />
  12. 12. Facebook<br />Wall- write a status message / view other’s messages to you /see changes in friend’s profiles <br />Info- your information- can limit what is seen by others<br />Events- calendar that you schedule<br />Notes- notes to yourself or others that see your profile<br />Boxes- the home for your applications or extras that you add <br />+- click there to add a new tab<br />Profile- what people see when they view your facebook account<br />Friends- people that you have added to your network- must accept an invitation in order to view profile (tip: keep a personal and professional list of contacts)<br />Inbox- email<br />Applications- extras that you can add to your account like games, etc., there are 52,000 to choose from. <br />Groups- friends network linked by common interest, cause, etc<br />6/3/2011<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Twitter<br />6/3/2011<br />13<br />What you will need<br />Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?<br />Free<br />Profile set up is the quickest of the four, requires the least amount of personal information- only applications are mobile or for embedded twitter<br />Email address and a picture or avatar, smart phone <br />
  14. 14. Twitter<br /><ul><li>Home- input bar and all the tweets you’re following
  15. 15. Profile- your tweets and your bio
  16. 16. Find People- You can search for people you know who already have a Twitter account.
  17. 17. Settings- From here you can change your basic account info, fill in your profile data, and set whether you want to be private or public.
  18. 18. Mobile Tweets- many use their phone to tweet. Most common use. Many applications you can download to do this. </li></ul>6/3/2011<br />14<br />
  19. 19. LinkedIn<br />LinkedIn is an online network of more<br />than 21 million experienced <br />professionals from around the world,<br />representing 150 industries. When you<br />join, you create a profile that <br />summarizes your professional <br />accomplishments. Your profile helps you<br />find and be found by former colleagues, <br />clients, and partners. You can add more <br />connections by inviting trusted contacts<br />to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your<br />Network consists of your connections,<br />Your connections’ connections, and the<br />people they know, linking you to<br />thousands of qualified professionals. <br />6/3/2011<br />15<br />What you will need<br />Free for basic24.95-499.95 for expanded accounts<br />Profile set up is simple but requires care, takes a long time to establish connections<br />Email address, contacts, a picture and résumé<br />
  20. 20. LinkedIn<br />Ten ways to make better use of LinkedIn<br />Side bar<br />Home- the main page which shows status updates of your status and the status of your connections, groups. You can also display your applications here<br /> Groups- groups you belong to or may wish to join<br />Profile- your resume and bio<br />Contacts- connections, contacts and statistics which show the degrees of separation from other professionals<br />Inbox- mail<br />Applications- add on modules that you can place on your home page, i.e. Slide share, polls, and reading lists.<br />Top of page<br />People- how you search for connections<br />Jobs- how to search for a job or post a job<br />Answers- place to ask questions of groups or connections *****<br />Company-profiles of staff that work at a company if they are on linked in and if the company has a profile page<br />6/3/2011<br />16<br />
  21. 21. How to protect your privacy<br />Social networking tools are useful only as long as you can manage the noise and keep these services from intruding on your work and privacy. Follow these guidelines to make sure the networking remains productive:<br />Checklist: Ways to Keep Social Networks Safe and Productive By<br />--Use pseudonym's for family and especially children.<br /> --Don’t post pictures of other people with out permission, ask the same from them<br />Don’t post pictures of your children.<br /> --Think about the information you post does it give away your location, identity, workplace, history or other personal information?<br />6/3/2011<br />17<br />Set your profile to "private." <br /> ---Put an end to friends who post embarrassing pictures and blog about weekend activities.<br /> --Tell your friends not to put "tags" on their photos or blogs.<br /> --Monitor openly accessible social networks you're involved in. <br /> --Contact the Web site itself if something is beyond your control.<br /> --Consider an avatar instead of a photo.<br />
  22. 22. How to protect Yourself online<br /><br /><br /><br />6/3/2011<br />18<br />
  23. 23. How to Create Avatars<br />An avatar is a cartoon rendition of yourself<br />There are many options – we are going to use<br />6/3/2011<br />19<br />
  24. 24. How to Set Up Accounts<br />6/3/2011<br />20<br />
  25. 25. Thank you!<br />We appreciate you attending our class<br />Contact information<br />hlambert@mtsu.edu615-494-7784<br />6/3/2011<br />21<br />