Social Networking: Some Basics

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Social Networking: Some Basics

  1. 1. Social Networking<br />A Tool of Collective Power for Each of Us<br />
  2. 2. What Is Social Networking?<br />Getting to Know You (and you, and you, and you, etc.)<br />Social Networks (SN) run on Social Capital, just like financial networks run on monetary capital<br />Social Capital= Trust built on personal relationships and reciprocal exchange<br />Social networks are many, complex, overlapping, and, now, technological <br />
  3. 3. PWDs and SNs<br />People with disabilities can become withdrawn from SN’s because of:<br />Lack of Access<br />Discrimination and Stereotypes<br />Lack of Communication Accommodations<br />Personal Changes that occur when a disability is acquired<br />Withdrawal can become a vicious circle<br />
  4. 4. PWDs and Technology<br />Persons with disabilities can have difficulty using technology because:<br />Poverty<br />Lack of technology accommodations<br />Lack of access to the internet<br />Lack of training<br />BUT-this is changing<br />
  5. 5. Disability-Friendly Technology<br />Smartphones at http://bit.ly/OOAj<br />Can browse the web<br />Can run on Voice<br />Can use text instead of voice<br />Netbooks at http://bit.ly/1kUJEC<br />Less than $400<br />Can do most anything with built in wireless<br />Light weight; 90% of normal keyboard<br />
  6. 6. SN Technologies<br />Social Networking Websites<br />Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/<br />Blogging<br />Blogger at http://www.blogger.com/<br />Microblogging<br />Twitter at http://twitter.com/<br />Twitter Clients http://bit.ly/ZVKr <br />Facebook Client at http://seesmic.com/<br />
  7. 7. Facebook<br />A Tour of Mine at http://bit.ly/35Y50j<br />Friends<br />Status Updates<br />Groups<br />Profile<br />Requests<br />Games, gifts, and other flair<br />FacebookLite at http://lite.facebook.com/<br />
  8. 8. Blogger<br />Blogging is self-publishing<br />Our communities do not blog enough!<br />Blogger is free and easy to use<br />My blogs at http://draft.blogger.com/home<br />Long Term Care Reform<br />The Recovering Life<br />Others<br />Start your own at http://www.blogger.com/<br />
  9. 9. Microblogging<br />Twitter is the core example<br />Short messages (140 characters)<br />Can have pics attached (see Twitpic at http://twitpic.com/)<br />Can have Internet Addresses shortened by a service like Bit.ly at http://bit.ly/<br />Twitter clients for anything at http://bit.ly/2IOfZS<br />See one of mine<br />
  10. 10. Seesmic<br />Seesmic is an Aggregator<br />See My Seesmic<br />Other Aggregators<br />Digsby at http://bit.ly/3Nl334<br />Peoplebrowser at http://my.peoplebrowsr.com/<br />Tweetdeck at http://tweetdeck.com/beta/<br />They all vary in services and complexity<br />
  11. 11. Other Resources<br />35 Social Media Tools at http://bit.ly/13LpJ<br />Social Media for Beginners: http://bit.ly/168c4B<br />Social Media Bible at http://bit.ly/1aarh7<br />Social media and Advocacy at http://bit.ly/UPX4P<br />Government and Social media at http://bit.ly/136KH3<br />
  12. 12. My Resources<br />My Twitter Accounts: mdrcngd, commpower<br />FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/normandelisle<br />My Blogs:<br />The Recovering Life<br />LTC Reform<br />Communities of Power<br />Universal Education<br />MDRC Website: http://www.copower.org/<br />Linkedin Profile: http://bit.ly/s1mS<br />Email: ndelisle@prosynergy.org<br />Download This Presentation: http://bit.ly/mX7U3<br />Comment on this Presentation<br />
  13. 13. Final Thoughts<br />Send Comments or Questions on this presentation to ndelisle@prosynergy.org or drop them on one of my social networking accounts<br />I’ll email you a copy of this presentation or you will be able to download it from SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/ in a couple of weeks.<br />Any last thoughts?<br />

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