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Transcript of Social Networking
An Introduction to Social Networking
and Your Accessible Web Presence How do I do it? Personal Professional Numbers Facebook 400,000,000 users Classmates.com 50,000,000 users Myspace 253,000,000 users LinkedIn 70,000,000 users . . What networks are out there? Personal social networks share a common friend Professional social network, a common profession What is Social Networking a collection of people with a shared commonality Lori Patrick Tina How many people use social networks? LinkedIn Facebook Myspace Classmates Hi5 Twitter Ning deaf Network Houston Deaf Network DEAFPALS tagdeaf.com SecondLife Social Networks
are HUGE Social networking basics Create a profile/page/group - basically sign up for an account "How do I do social networking" Build the content of your profile/page/group Start 'friending' build a following Find a Social Networking Tool that fits
or build one A professional social network where you list your professional and educational background and connect with other professionals you may know. There are a growing number of businesses that use LinkedIn in their recruiting of new employees. Ning is a ‘social platform’ or a tool that allows a user or group to create a social network,
allowing for control of what users can join and see and how they can participate in the network. Facebook is a social network where you can share personal information that your ‘friends’ can see and comment on. Where you can maintain social contact with any number of people from your life.
A user or group can create a group page to social network a group or organization, the same can be done in the form of a Facebook page with minor differences between groups and pages being the total number of ‘friends’ each can have. LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com) Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) Ning (http://www.ning.com) All Deaf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33998345603&v=wall My LinkedIn page http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-smith/4/60/168 TA&D Network Ning http://tadnet.ning.com/ Common elements Media sharing (photos/videos) Messaging and Friends Groups/Networking PRIVACY Department of Ed Twitters http://twitter.com/usedgov A 3D social network that allows for virtual users to interact, learn and play in a world of their own creation. Secondlife has evolved into a virtual learning environment that schools have managed to use to teach real world concepts. SecondLife (http://www.secondlife.com) and growing Make your social network a success 6 Things to be a success Start small and know your resources Build interconnections with similar sites Fill your site with information make it interesting Invite your supporters first build your network within Stay current/keep the content new Test the waters and get feedback Accessibility Accessibility of each social network varies just as do most websites throughout the Internet. Consider your audience when choosing a social network and evaluate the tool based on your audience’s needs. Explore possible solutions for users to give those that need accommodations equal access to the network. Finally your web presence Your “web presence” is the sum total of information about you that you and your ‘friends’ share throughout the social networks. As these networks grow and the connectivity between social networks and various other sites increase the amount of information about you as a participant grows. Bear in mind, each time you make a posting or access a website or even as you sign up for accounts to any number of social networking sites, what information you want to share with the internet community. Think and explore the privacy settings for each social network you join. Learn what these sites do with your information so you can make educated decisions regarding the information you post and share. Micro-blogging service that allows for 140 character text based postings (tweets) delivered to the author’s page and to subscribers (followers). Twitter (http://www.twitter.com) Facebook difference http://mashable.com/2009/05/27/facebook-page-vs-group/ Blippy Secondlife as a teaching tool? From your BLUE bag http://www.educationarena.com http://www.Facebook.com/MarcusEngel http://accesstext.amac.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page http://www.aftercollege.com/organizations/jobs-for-college-grads-with-disabilities/ http://www.edgefoundation.org/ http://www.enablemart.com/ Over 50% had links to one more more Social Networks http://www.enhancedvision.com/ http://www.miusa.org/ http://www.abisee.com/ http://www.rfbd.org/ A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
...Wikipedia Create your own http://www.ning.com/main/createyourown Betweenness, Clustering coefficient, structural cohesion and equivalence.Not going to explain the Friendship paradox, Small world phenomenon or Triadic closure Words and concepts that will NOT be covered: Setup a Twitter account https://twitter.com/signup CAPTCHA firstname.lastname@example.org