Social Networking Within The Workplace

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Social Networking Within The Workplace

  1. 1. www.norfolk blurb .co.uk Social networking within the workplace
  2. 2. <ul><li>About me Profile Friends Inbox (3) </li></ul>Tom Gaskin Employer: Norfolk County Council (NCC) Job: Project Coordinator of Norfolk Blurb, NCC’s website for young people Key Duties: Developing eParticipation tools and web provision for children and young people Experimenting with new media to improve outcomes for children and young people Search
  3. 3. STAND UP!
  4. 4. Stay standing unless you have never ever looked at a social networking site
  5. 5. Sit down if you don’t have a social networking profile
  6. 6. Sit down if you have less then 20 friends
  7. 7. Sit down if you don’t check your profile at least once a day
  8. 8. Sit down if you don’t check your profile at least five times day
  9. 11. <ul><li>“ Over 60% of 13 -17 year olds have profiles on social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>(Davies & Cranston, 2008:05) </li></ul>Many young people are spending upwards of two hours a night on online social networking activities.”
  10. 14. <ul><li>Current social networking practice </li></ul><ul><li>Text Pal online, a safe social networking facility purposely built to provide a space for young people to make friends and provide peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating online, young people from the B.O.B editorial team worked together on the 2008 edition of the B.O.B (Best of Blurb) magazine using a Facebook application </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging regular contacts to create professional social networking pages in order to maintain contact and promote events, meetings etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Building a database of young people on Facebook to consult and promote events and activities. </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Digizen </li></ul><ul><li>Methods of using social networking sites in formal and informal education http://www.digizen.org/socialnetworking/ </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Work and Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>NYA research led by Tim Davies </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.nya.org.uk/ywsn/2008/09/final-report-available.html </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking within the workplace </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=26293 </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>National framework and local policy and guidance is being developed </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Meanwhile… </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>We can begin to utilise social networking sites (SNS) in the following ways: </li></ul>Professional networking (with colleagues NOT service users) Promotion (developing groups, hosting public events)
  15. 19. <ul><li>These are all low in the level of risk </li></ul><ul><li>They do not require any active engagement of service users </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>High level of risk </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the active engagement of service users through: </li></ul>Networking with service users (particularly children and young people) Creating opportunities for and encouraging discussion Providing a public interface for the council
  17. 21. <ul><li>Let’s do it! </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>Let’s play it! </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>The future… </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li> www. virtuallydetached . wordpress .com </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Gaskin’s professional Blog reflecting on the use of social networking sites as tools for work with children and young people </li></ul><ul><li> www. ukyouthonline .org </li></ul><ul><li>Network of professionals interested in the use of social networking sites and web 2.0 technology within a variety of organisations </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>

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