IT's 4 U: Putting social networking

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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Beth Schaefer, assistant director

Client Services

University Information Technology Services

IT's 4 U: Putting social networking
tools to work

Tools


Blogs


Wikis


Twitter


Instant Messaging (IM)


LinkedIn



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Learn about each of these social networking technologies


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Discover how they can be used in the work environment


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Watch a practical demonstration of each


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Discuss the advantages and pitfalls of using them

Who am I?


bethschaefer


sluggirl



Usage and usability of these tools should not be assigned to a generation or be
age limited


The term "Web 2.0" describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide
Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity,
communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of
the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web
culture communities and hosted services, such as social
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networking sites, video
sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies




Blogs


A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site,
usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of
commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as
graphics or video.



http://connect.educause.edu/


http://www.ncwit.org/news.blog.php


http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/inauguration_watch.ht
ml


http://bethschaefer.blogspot.com/

Wikis


A wiki is a page or collection of web pages designed to enable
anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content,
using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to
create collaborative websites and to power community
websites.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


http://www.cuwiki.org/Announcements

Twitter


Twitter is a free social networking and micro
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blogging
service that allows its users to send and read other users'
updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text
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based
posts of up to 140 characters in length.



http://twitter.com/UWM_UITS_Beth


http://twitter.com/UWM_CIO



http://www.twhirl.org/

Instant Messaging (IM)


Instant messaging (IM) are technologies that create the
possibility of real
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time text
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based communication between
two or more participants over the internet or some form of
internal network/intranet.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_instant_messag
ing_clients



LinkedIn


LinkedIn is a business
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oriented social networking site
founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003
mainly used for professional networking. As of October
2008, it had more than 30 million registered users, spanning
150 industries.



http://www.linkedin.com/pub/2/467/473