3030:Reading Notes Week of Mar. 8

9 Mar

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 6 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 6- Social Networking & Micro-Blogging

Facebook– networking site

Basic functions of Facebook include:

  • Post
    •  information, pictures, links, quizzes, videos, events, notes, etc. on your wall and on the walls of your friends
  • Feed (a.k.a. mini-feed)
    • Live stream of updates from your friends on Facebook.  You can comment on or just ‘like’ someones status message.
  • Your Wall
    • This is where all your posts reside.  Again you can post to your wall and to your friend’s walls by viewing their profile page.

  • Apps
    • Facebook add-ons such as games, book sharing apps, and news feeds.
  • Groups
    • Anyone can create a group on Facebook.  There are groups for almost any interests broad or specific.
  • People Search
    • Facebook will search for contacts that you know who may already be on Facebook by referring to your e-mail contacts with existing Facebook members e-mail addresses.  Additionally, you can search for people by name, geographic region, and even school affiliation.
  • Messages and Requests
    • People can send you direct messages to your inbox where you can reply only to the sender.  Requests are sent to those members that you wish to friend.  Also, you may receive requests to join groups, attend events, etc.
  • Pages and Advertising
    • If you have a business you can create a Facebook page for your company, product, or service.  (In fact it’s a really good idea to create one to communicate with your customers.)

In addition to Facebook there are many other social networking platforms.  They include:

  1. MySpace
  2. Linked-In
  3. Twitter
  4. YouTube
  5. Flickr
  6. Social bookmarking sites

See page 166 for a list social networking sites organized by niche.

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