Social Networking Made Easy With Ning

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Presentation about Ning.com, a social networking application, for 2009 Computers in Libraries conference. Includes examples of sites and includes ideas about growing communities.

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  • Title: Social Networking Made Easy with Ning Author: Karen Huffman 2009 Computers in Libraries Presentation available on SlideShare.net and Authorstream.com
  • Social Networking Made Easy With Ning

    1. 1. Social Networking Made Easy with Karen Huffman 2009 Computers in Libraries Presentation available on SlideShare.net http://www.slideshare.net/khuffman/ social-networking-made-easy-with-ning
    2. 2. "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." Plato
    3. 3. What is a social network?
    4. 4. Facebook = Social Network http://www.facebook.com <ul><li>Facebook is like… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking MEGA amounts of caffeine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-energy dogs (e.g., Border Collie, Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Ning = Social Network http://www.ning.com <ul><li>Ning is more like drinking half-café: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaner, less hectic interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site creator/ administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple security options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed around a focus, purpose </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Examples of National Geographic Sites
    7. 11. Examples of Other Sites
    8. 16. Personalize the Experience: The Importance of Play
    9. 19. Marketing & Outreach
    10. 20. Marketing & Outreach
    11. 21. My Favorite Features (cont’d)
    12. 22. Building & Sustaining Communities <ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision & goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion, creativity, & persistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time & energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community drivers & feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustaining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community drivers & feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged participants, personalized experiences: WIIFM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust, shared ideals </li></ul></ul>
    13. 23. Shared Favorites http://del.icio.us/khuffman/2009CILNing

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