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    1. 1. Online Social Networks <ul><li>Why should librarians be there? </li></ul><ul><li>Common answers you may have already heard: </li></ul><ul><li>To be where the clients are </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of where clients are getting information </li></ul><ul><li>My answer: </li></ul><ul><li>To surround yourself with the gurus </li></ul><ul><li>As sources of our own current awareness- to help with keeping up </li></ul>
    2. 2. Journals Newspapers Books Encyclopaedia A history lesson : Information sources before the internet Information seeker Libraries People/ Gurus
    3. 3. Online Journals/ Indexes Online Newspapers Websites Books (Or rather the catalogues and indexes to them) Online Encyclopaedias Then came the internet and the web: Forums Information seeker Browse Browse
    4. 4. Online Journals/ Indexes Online Newspapers Websites Books (Or rather the catalogues and indexes to them) Online Encyclopaedia Forums Information seeker Search Search Wikis Blogs
    5. 5. Online Journals/ Indexes Online Newspapers Websites Books (Or rather the catalogues and indexes to them) Online Encyclopaedias Blogs Wikis Forums Information seeker RSS RSS
    6. 6. <ul><li>David Sacks. The New Portals: It’s the Bread, Not the Peanut Butter. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/31/the-new-portals-its-the-bread-not-the-peanut-butter/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. Online Journals/ Indexes Online Newspapers Websites Books (Or rather the catalogues and indexes to them) Online Encyclopaedias Blogs Wikis Forums Information seeker Sharing Sharing
    8. 8. The elements of a social network: From Gene Smith “Social software building blocks” http:// nform.ca /publications/social-software-building-block
    9. 9. From Gene Smith “Social software building blocks” http:// nform.ca /publications/social-software-building-block
    10. 10. What you see before you join:
    11. 14. The elements of a Twitter home page:
    12. 16. Earlier Now
    13. 17. International Librarians Australian Librarians Perth Web Developers Gurus that I follow:
    14. 18. Real life example (Guru in action):
    15. 19. From Graphviz via Sam Sethi via Michael Sauers Robert Scoble’s sphere of influence via Twitter: The guru effect on Twitter:
    16. 20. Applications for Twitter delivery: <ul><li>Twitter web </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox extensions and plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop applications for every platform </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Blog widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Google desktop gadget </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile (phone) web </li></ul><ul><li>Twittergram for posting voice </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for reading twitter to voice </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook application </li></ul><ul><li>Second life applications </li></ul><ul><li>Etc etc </li></ul>For a full list see “Twitter Fan wiki”
    17. 24. So how do social networks work for current awareness? <ul><li>Find yourself a social network where the people whose opinions you value (your gurus) are. </li></ul><ul><li>Join </li></ul><ul><li>Friend or follow those people </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to contribute to the conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the information flows. </li></ul>

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