Mini Tech Tools Session at Akirachix Meetup

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Mini Tech Tools Session at Akirachix Meetup

  1. 1. Melissa Tully Twitter: @tullyme www.melissatully.net
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s here? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Media Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q&A/Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lots of potential partners on these sites </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for getting started with social media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have an “expert” help you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend your reach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make good first impression & post your best content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicate time to it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Fundraising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Giving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other sites </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why should you use multiple online social networking sites? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve networking or building a network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building your “brand” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience segmentation and targeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of cross-posting and syncing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Free” marketing and self promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve your search results in Google because… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>DO: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research ‘best practices’ through social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find and use new tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to people with common interests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DON’T: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up accounts that you never use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take without giving back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some places to start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Source Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare (keywords or “popular on…”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beth’s Blog </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Most popular social networking site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular in Kenya among Internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be used to promote your organisation/cause & to link with potential supporters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Global Giving connecting with donors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profiles, Pages and Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with other social media: Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, Blib.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Having a strategy for your Facebook use </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>What is Twitter ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking and Micro-blogging Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hashtags: #nairobi #kenyansontwitter #ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can you use Twitter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info gathering and Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tweet Deck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform for managing Twitter and Other Social Networking sites </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits on video length (10 minutes per clips) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No limits on video length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit on number MB you can upload in a month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No limits on length but geared towards online TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can sync with social networking sites, blogs, and other video channels and iTunes podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animoto & Dotsub </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple but not so customizable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress hosted blogs on wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-hosted downloaded from wordpress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maneno </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geared toward Sub-Saharan African bloggers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports multiple languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kabissa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African content </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and open source productivity suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.openoffice.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Flikr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flikr.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing presentations and documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Event Wax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating and organising events (it’s what I used for this event!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eventwax.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Download.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find software for different operating systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews on products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://download.cnet.com/webware-apps/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, Google it. </li></ul>

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