Note: The above is a presentation that I recently gave to a group of professors who had an interest in using social media and Web 2.0 in their teaching and research. However, this same presentation can be slightly modified to include the use of social media and Web 2.0 by students and others.
As the slides says, the benefits of social media use, won't come without some work. Some learning and work required.
So, let's do that.
Let's see how you can use social media and Web. 2.0 to help build your expertise in a certain field.
Knowledge is power, so they say. But, how do we gather that knowledge? It is always changing.
- Set up a Twitter account, if you don't already have one.
- Set up a Google/Gmail account, if you don't already have one.
- Set up a Diigo or Delicious account, if you don't already have one.
- Set up an Ifttt account.
- Follow one or two people/organizations on Twitter.
- Use Twitter's search feature to see what people are saying about topics.
- Within your Google/Gmail account, go to "More" and go to Google Reader.
- Subscribe to an RSS feed that you have an interest in.
- Within Reader, click on "Browse for stuff" and then "Search" and set up a subscription to tweets that mention a keyword.
- Now, go to your Diigo or Delicious account and bookmark a few web sites or news stories that you have an interest in.
- Lastly, go to Ifttt and set up a connection between Reader and Diigo (or Delicious). This connection will allow you to "star" and item in Reader and it will automatically be bookmarked in social bookmarking site.
- As you can see, there are plenty of other things to explore within Twitter, Reader, Diigo, Delicious and Ifttt. Go to it, if you have the interest. Let me know if I can help more.
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