Reading Notes Week 12: Chapter 8 & 9 “A Guide to Social Media: Media Communities & Widgets and Badges”

Chapter 8 Media Communities

I.Media communities are social sites where you can save, share and comment on multimedia items and you can connect with others by finding similar interest around images and videos.

II.Image sharing sites is a way to get full potential out of your photos and other images online.

  • Flickr is probably the most popular site on the internet

III.There are 3 Steps to Uploading and Optimizing Images

  1. Choose your images
  2. Upload your images
  3. Give uploaded images good titles, descriptions and tags

IV.Badges are widgets you can place on your websies that displays images images from your flickr account as a small photo gallery

Chapter 9:Widgets & Badges

I.Widgets are snippets of a code used to syndicate content

  • The process of installations is:
  1. 1.Discover a site that offers it
    2.Choose the type you want
    3.Set options
    4.The source populates for you individual widget
    5.The source generates a code for it
    6.Copy the generated HTML
    7.Place the code onto your website
    B.Types of Widgets
    1.Highlights Your Social Web Presence
    2.Social Networking
    3.Sharing and Syndicating your Content
    4.Feed Widgets
    5.Social Bookmarking/Crowdsourcing
    6.Making your site more Interactive
    7.Promoting products and making money

II.A Badge is just an icon used to link back to its source
A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at Amazon.com

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Reading Notes Week 11: Chapter 7 “A Survival Guide to Social Media – Social Bookmarking and Crowd Sourcing”

Chapter 7 Social Bookmarking & Crowd-Sourcing

I.Social Bookmarking is a way to save your favorite blogs and websites in a public space not unlike saving them as a bookmark
A.Folksonomy- the taxonomy of the internet in terms of its users

II.Popular Social Bookmarking websites
A.Technorati- designed to help bloggers to succeed by collecting and distributing in the global online community
B.StumpleUpon- helps you discover and share great websites and deliver high-quality pages matched to your preferences
C.Searchies- enables collaboration among peers and captures it in indexes

III.Crowd-Sourcing news sites allows its users to determine the popularity of a story, blog, or website through rating systems
A.Digg is an example
B.Other popular crowd sourcing sites
1.Reddit-your votes train a filter and let it know what you liked and disliked
2.Mixx-used to tailor content categories and then they will choose content they believe you will like as well as people who share your passions
3.Gabbr-a community based social networking news site that allows you to take advantage of web based features in a social context

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at Amazon.com

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Reading Notes Week 9: Chapter 6 ” A Survival Guide to Social Media Web 2.0 Optimization”

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Opimization- Chapter 6: Social Networking & Micro-Blogging

I.Facebook is the the fastest growing social networking site and best choice for a business to get started in the social media world.
A.Posting/Publishing
B.Newsfeed
C.The Wall
D.Applications
E.Groups
F.People Search
G.Messages & Requests
H.Pages & Advertising

II.Myspace is a combo of facebook profile and page
A.Can use this profile to build your business exclusively
B.These applications can be added to your profile
1.Happy Flickr
2.RSS Reader
3.YouTube Favorites

III.Linked in is a professional networking site rather than a social one
A.Great tool for:
1.People wanting to connect with other professionals
2.Those seeking professional positions
3.Service firms seeking clients

IV.Twitter is a microblogging platform or a combo of blogging and social networking

V.Niche Sites are sites that put you in front of potential clients in your area of expertise.
A.Publishers/Authors
1.GoodReads
2.Shelfari
B.Tech Consulting Firms
1.Mashable
2.Slashdot

IV. Promote your social networking site wherever you can
A.Dalton Publishing
B.The Hidden Lands of Nod
C.Digital Growth Strategies
D.ComedySportz

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at Amazon.com

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