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Finding Your Voice Online


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A presentation made to the Friends for Life focus group by Kerri Sparling of and Amy Tenderich of

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Finding Your Voice Online

  1. 1. Finding Your Voice Online <br />Kerri Sparling and Amy Tenderich<br />
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  4. 4. DiabeticConnect<br />
  5. 5. A Cause...My Open Letter to Steve Jobs<br />
  6. 6. Meet the Charmr<br />
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  12. 12. Finding Online Communities <br />Social networks (i.e. TuDiabetes, Juvenation, Diabetic Connect)<br />Blogs (,<br />Forums ( )<br />Facebook Groups<br />Twitter <br />YouTube<br />Flickr (Diabetes365)<br />
  13. 13. Finding YOUR voice online <br />Write your own diabetes blog (i.e. Blogger, Wordpress, your very own shiny URL)<br />Contribute to a network blog (i.e. TuDiabetes, Blogabetes)<br />Become an active commenter on blogs, forums, Facebook groups, etc.<br />It’s all about CONNECTING. <br />Be a LURKER!!! (It’s not as weird as it sounds.)<br />
  14. 14. Finding Your Comfort Level Online<br />You don’t have to share your name.<br />You don’t have to share your photo or your kids’ photos.<br />You don’t have to post your home address or phone number.<br />Your level of participation is whatever you CHOOSE it to be. There aren’t any rules about what you have to do.<br />
  15. 15. Finding Your Comfort Level Online<br />You ARE encouraged to share your opinions.<br />You ARE expected to be honest.<br />You ARE (hopefully) going to be polite.<br />You ARE free to disagree.<br />
  16. 16. Privacy and Respect<br /> Once published, forever public.<br />