Social Media: Is this for me?<br />Mary Kelly<br />Librarian<br />Plymouth District Library<br />Lyon Township Public Libr...
What is Social Media?<br />More than just the Internet<br />Includes interactive websites, networks, or groups<br />Just a...
Who should be interested inSocial Media?<br />Businesses looking to expand “presence”<br />Non Profits <br />Hobbyists/Ent...
Personal Profile Basics<br />Description of YOU!<br />Share what is appropriate to the type of media<br />Be appropriate<b...
Personal Profile Basics  <br />Limit descriptions that can identify you, specifically.<br />Have a separate email account ...
Over 500 million users<br />Founded in 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg<br />Attempts to model how people socialize...
Newsfeed<br />Friends (contacts)<br />Groups/Community<br />Ability to share links, photos, video<br />Games/Applications<...
Privacy Settings<br />Read and ask questions before committing to anything!<br />Don’t share too much even if you have not...
Facebook Privacy<br />
Career/Professional Recruiting<br />Resume building<br />Job searching<br />Networking<br />Expanded services are availabl...
Create an online resume<br />Join groups and discussions<br />Find additional contacts<br />
Mini or Micro “blog”<br />Users share snippets in 140 characters or less each message is a “tweet”<br />Personal profile i...
This is insane…why would anyone do this?<br />Industry/Interests<br />Businesses should pay attention!<br />Gossip hounds<...
Profiles<br />Video sharing<br />Comments<br />Channels<br />
To view YouTube videos, you must have Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher<br />YouTube will allow upload various types o...
YouTube Basics<br />Create a profile and an account (channel)<br />Save videos or “favorites”<br />Upload videos<br />
Social Media Issues<br />Privacy/Safety<br />No specific addresses/phone<br />Don’t share timetables<br />Any info that co...
I am READY!<br />Create a limited profile<br />Add friends or contacts that you know PERSONALLY<br />Check and Read Privac...
General Internet Safety<br />If it looks too good to be true it probably is…<br />Anyone that wants money/credit card info...
Contact Me!<br />Mary Kelly <br />Lyon Township Library<br />Email: mkelly@lyon.lib.mi.us<br />Twitter: @librarymary40<br ...
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  1. 1. Social Media: Is this for me?<br />Mary Kelly<br />Librarian<br />Plymouth District Library<br />Lyon Township Public Library<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Media?<br />More than just the Internet<br />Includes interactive websites, networks, or groups<br />Just about anything connecting information and people <br />
  3. 3. Who should be interested inSocial Media?<br />Businesses looking to expand “presence”<br />Non Profits <br />Hobbyists/Enthusiasts<br />Researchers/Genealogy<br />Collectors/Bargain hunters<br />Career Development/Job Hunters<br />
  4. 4. Personal Profile Basics<br />Description of YOU!<br />Share what is appropriate to the type of media<br />Be appropriate<br />Only include that information that you feel comfortable sharing. <br />Just because someone asks doesn’t mean you have to share! <br />
  5. 5. Personal Profile Basics <br />Limit descriptions that can identify you, specifically.<br />Have a separate email account for online activities.<br />Check with your employer about social networking policies<br />
  6. 6. Over 500 million users<br />Founded in 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg<br />Attempts to model how people socialize in real life<br />
  7. 7. Newsfeed<br />Friends (contacts)<br />Groups/Community<br />Ability to share links, photos, video<br />Games/Applications<br />
  8. 8. Privacy Settings<br />Read and ask questions before committing to anything!<br />Don’t share too much even if you have nothing to hide<br />“opt out” what does THAT mean?<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Facebook Privacy<br />
  12. 12. Career/Professional Recruiting<br />Resume building<br />Job searching<br />Networking<br />Expanded services are available for more $<br />
  13. 13. Create an online resume<br />Join groups and discussions<br />Find additional contacts<br />
  14. 14. Mini or Micro “blog”<br />Users share snippets in 140 characters or less each message is a “tweet”<br />Personal profile is limited<br />Users can share links and photos<br />Content is public <br />
  15. 15. This is insane…why would anyone do this?<br />Industry/Interests<br />Businesses should pay attention!<br />Gossip hounds<br />Technology <br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Profiles<br />Video sharing<br />Comments<br />Channels<br />
  18. 18. To view YouTube videos, you must have Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higher<br />YouTube will allow upload various types of video<br />
  19. 19. YouTube Basics<br />Create a profile and an account (channel)<br />Save videos or “favorites”<br />Upload videos<br />
  20. 20. Social Media Issues<br />Privacy/Safety<br />No specific addresses/phone<br />Don’t share timetables<br />Any info that could be used to establish identity (birth date, mother’s maiden name, etc)<br />Copyright Issues<br />Who owns the “content”?<br />
  21. 21. I am READY!<br />Create a limited profile<br />Add friends or contacts that you know PERSONALLY<br />Check and Read Privacy Policy<br />
  22. 22. General Internet Safety<br />If it looks too good to be true it probably is…<br />Anyone that wants money/credit card info—be suspicious<br />Separate your personal life from your work life<br />Have separate emails for work, personal and shopping or “junk”<br />
  23. 23. Contact Me!<br />Mary Kelly <br />Lyon Township Library<br />Email: mkelly@lyon.lib.mi.us<br />Twitter: @librarymary40<br />Practical Librarian<br />http://practicallibrarian.blogspot.com<br />Awful Library Books<br />http://awfullibrarybooks.net<br />

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