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Adding social media badges to your staff web page (UP)

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A brief explanation of why it is valuable to improve one's staff web page, and then instructions on how to do so.

Inspired by a running course in EPUB production that I'm doing with library staff.

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Adding social media badges to your staff web page (UP)

  1. 1. How to add social media badges to your UP personnel web page<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Why do this?<br />Just a justification why I think all personnel should tinker on their staff pages. <br />How to do this? (To skip directly to here, go to Instructions)<br />Finding your staff web page, finding social media badges etc., and changing your page either via the WYSIWYG tools, or editing the HTML.<br />Who should be reading this?<br />Anyone who has some presence on a content management system for a large organization (in terms of a University, a staff page)<br />
  3. 3. Why do this?<br />Many years ago, I imagined what people would do if my name came up in a conversation and there were a web access point at hand. <br />So I (as many others) Googled myself. I’ve been checking in over the past few years (before Googling was the term for “using a search engine”).<br />This year, I noticed my web presence is as follows:<br />(Check the slide notes for an explanation of how I reacted to each listing)<br />
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  7. 7. My web presence<br />Several of those sites I’m mentioned in (e.g. LinkedIn and WAYN), I never gave explicit, written consent (though the data gathering mechanisms were perfectly legal). <br />So why do I still use social media (proof next slide)?<br />1) I’d rather have my web presence be controlled by me, not anyone else. Insert arguments about identity curation vs. true knowledge collection here...<br />2) Integrating social media into my life has been a great experience (though not without its dangers)<br />I expect people to Google me anyways – why not make my staff page more valuable by allowing people to add me to their existing social media life?<br />
  8. 8. So, why do I still use social media?<br />
  9. 9. So, why do I still use social media?<br />
  10. 10. My personnel page, round #1<br />First step: added Google+ and Twitter widgets.<br />I don’t recommend starting with social media widgets; rather, basic hyperlinking as in the next slide:<br />
  11. 11. My personnel page, round #2<br />
  12. 12. Instructions<br />How to add social media badges to your personnel page*<br />* Check slide notes for a disclaimer<br />
  13. 13. 1. Finding your page manager<br />
  14. 14. 3. Editing your actual staff page <br />
  15. 15. 3. Editing the content of your staff page<br />
  16. 16. What can I do when editing my staff page?<br />For instance, I hyperlinked the terms used in my research topic. <br />
  17. 17. Word-like editing<br />
  18. 18. Editing the HTML (source)<br />
  19. 19. Remember the following<br />http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=3714<br />
  20. 20. Adding a social media badge to your staff page<br />1) Get the HTML code<br />2) Find a spot to paste code in your source view<br />3) Save, preview<br />
  21. 21. 1) Get the HTML code<br />1) Which social networks do you use?<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />Google+<br />Linkedin<br />2) Each should have a badge you can use.<br />3) Or you can use a badge generator service<br />
  22. 22. 1) Get the HTML code<br />Which social networks do you use?<br />2) Each should have a badge you can use:<br />Twitter: <br />https://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets<br />Facebook:<br />http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/<br />Google+:<br />http://www.google.com/intl/en/webmasters/+1/button/index.html<br />3) Or you can use a badge generator service<br />Though I personally don’t; I can manage my badges just fine myself and don’t want to register for yet another service. <br />
  23. 23. Adding a social media badge to your staff page<br />1) Get the HTML code – Check!<br />2) Paste code in your source view<br />3) Save, preview<br />
  24. 24. 2) Find a spot to paste code in your source view<br />Google+<br />Twitter<br />
  25. 25. Adding a social media badge to your staff page<br />1) Get the HTML code – Check!<br />2) Paste code in your source view – Check!<br />3) Save, preview<br />
  26. 26. 3) Save, preview<br />http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=3714<br />
  27. 27. Adding a social media badge to your staff page<br />1) Get the HTML code – Check!<br />2) Paste code in your source view – Check!<br />3) Save, preview – Check!<br />
  28. 28. That’s pretty much it!If you want help with this, contact me<br />http://bit.ly/keloff<br />

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