Lesson4 presentation social networks

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This lesson plan accompanies the 4th lesson for Communications Through Technology.

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Lesson4 presentation social networks

  1. 1. Communications ThroughTechnology Lesson Four: Social Networks
  2. 2. Objectives Objectives:1. Discuss social networking concepts2. Brainstorm ways in which online social net- working may benefit us3. Compare and contrast several different types of social networks4. Discuss privacy in social networks, and demonstrate ways to improve privacy5. Set up a social network, either Facebook and/or Google Plus6. Use the class blogwww.themeart.com 2
  3. 3. Social Networks- Overview  Discuss: Social, Media, Networking  What are your “offline” social networks?  Brainstorm ways that you can use online social networkswww.themeart.com 3
  4. 4. What is social networking?www.themeart.com 4
  5. 5. Some social networks & what they do:  Facebook: Post & view photos  Twitter: Maintain relevant links  LinkedIn: Post resume, find a job  Yelp: Review service or company  YouTube: Share videos  Pinterest: Share likes  SoundCloud: Share music  Flickr: Share photos  CaringBridge: Connect during serious illnesswww.themeart.com 5
  6. 6. Example 1: Facebook  Post and view notes to friends  Post pictures  Share interesting links  Send out group messageswww.themeart.com 6
  7. 7. Example 2: Twitter  Post notes in under 140 characters  Post pictures  Share interesting links  Can categorize followers by topicwww.themeart.com 7
  8. 8. Example 3: LinkedIn  Post and view resumes  Look for jobs  Find others with similar occupational goals  Includes groups, so you can network within your interestwww.themeart.com 8
  9. 9. Example 4: Google +  Similar to Facebook  Links to Google account  Easier to send out posts to individuals  Downside: Must have Google accountwww.themeart.com 9
  10. 10. Privacy Please • Only information that you put on is visible • Use account settings/privacy on each site to set defaults • Control default privacy • Set up lists • Post to groups and lists not whole groupwww.themeart.com 10
  11. 11. Closer look at Google+• Advantages: • Links to Google account • Lets you put people in circles • Hangouts • Automatically save photos to public or private “cloud”• Disadvantages: • Still have to set privacy • Not as well known as other sites • Must have a Google accountwww.themeart.com 11
  12. 12. Set up a Google Circle for our class• Sign into Google• Sign up for Google +• Add each other on our Google+ sites• Create a circle “Communications ThroughTechnology” (or name it what you want)• Drag all of class into your circle• Now, post to the class.www.themeart.com 12
  13. 13. Our class blog  Go to the class blog: http://collegeoftheemeriti.blogspot.com/  Read one of the posts  Comment on a post  How would you share it on Facebook? Twitter? Send the link to a friend?  Subscribe to the blogwww.themeart.com 13
  14. 14. Next week: Gadgetswww.themeart.com 14

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