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Re: Welcome!

From:

"Taylor, Wendy" <[log in to unmask]>

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Taylor, Wendy

Date:

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:54:07 +0100

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That's a real help, thanks! The digital trail we all leave in a web 2.0
environment is fascinating. I'm often looking books up on amazon for
work which I would never read myself but because its quite hard to log
out of amazon they are all attached to my profile. It doesn't really
bother me but it's worth being aware of nonetheless.
Wendy 

-----Original Message-----
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Nicola Osborne
Sent: 28 March 2012 13:42
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Welcome!

Wendy,

Absolutely happy to help! Also it gives me a chance to seamlessly slide
into guest moderating mode ;)

Google+ is Google's answer to Facebook and it does many of the same
things. It is a social networking site so you can connect to others -
and it have garnered some attention for allowing you to easily and very
visually sort people into "Circles". Facebook has always allowed you to
create discreet groups but Google+ has made this a very prominent
feature of organising friends and colleagues.

Google+ lets you share updates (like Facebook or Twitter etc) and that
can include video or images or text. You can "+1" or comment on these
(again very like Facebook) or to share these items on. Some additional
functionality is the ability to filter your stream - like the Facebook
newsfeed or Twitter timeline - by the circles you have set up. You can
also access pre-prepared/automatically updated updates on topics you're
interested in. You can create pages (again like Facebook).

More uniquely to Google+: You can access all of the Google Talk
functionality that you may already use for real time text or audio chat.

You can also have a "hangout" - this is a video call between multiple
participants (a bit like a giant Skype call) and I have heard of these
being used as a way to host virtual events like wine tastings where you
can all participate in real time over video.

Personally I like the look and feel of Google+ and the integration with
other Google apps (a controversial part of the new Google Terms &
Conditions) is useful. But it doesn't have the same level or ubiquity of
use as Facebook and because it is a competitor to Facebook and Twitter
the integration between Google+ and other sites is not as good as one
would hope and that can make it less useful.

One aspect that is quite interesting though is the focus that Google+
places on personal Google profiles and the way in which sharing
behaviour on Google+ or, depending on your personal settings, via "+1" 
clicks on any site you find via Google, links into search. Google
provides a "Search Plus Your World" option in the US (I think it is
technically not released in the UK yet though it is viewable here) which
brings in friends recommendations/activity to your search results. That
can mean more accurate results or it could become an echo chamber. 
Interesting nonetheless.

Hope that helps a bit?

- Nicola.


On 28/03/2012 13:04, Taylor, Wendy wrote:
> Nicola, I don't really understand Google+ and don't think it's as well

> known as Twitter and Facebook. Could you give me a short explanation?
> (Apologies if everyone else knows how it works!) Wendy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of 
> Nicola Osborne
> Sent: 28 March 2012 12:58
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Welcome!
>
> Harpreet,
>
> Your story of being trolled (attacked with lots of negative comments!)

> is useful for flagging up the importance of moderating comments and 
> checking settings on social media sites. I think the state of spam is 
> such that you should never Blog without moderating the comments. On 
> sites like Facebook and Google+ trolling is less of an issue but for 
> reassurance it's always best to know what your settings are and that 
> you are sharing with the group you mean to.
>
> - Nicola
> [noting never to say anything negative about Sherlock Holmes online!]
>
>
> On 28/03/2012 12:24, Dhillon, Harpreet wrote:
>
> 	Hi Wendy, hi all :)
>
> 	
>
> 	My name's Harpreet Dhillon and I'm a Bibliographical Support 
> Assistant at City of London. At the moment I'm only on Livejournal, 
> Tumblr, Goodreads and Librarything (only), but over the years I've 
> used and enjoyed Wordpress, Blogspot, Livejournal, Shelfari, Lastfm, 
> Facebook and Twitter. In fact, I think I enjoyed Twitter so much when 
> it first arrived that I had to give it up, but I still do the odd hash

> tag search because it's quite an invaluable source of current 
> information (I work underground so it was nice to see a tweet by Zach 
> Braff commenting on how sunny London, helping me to decide if I wanted

> to go out for lunch or not). I'm actually considering signing up with 
> Twitter again, this time for professional use as there's a good 
> presence of information professionals out there and a good stream of 
> information. Also, as I sometimes tweet for @GuildhallLib, it's 
> reawakened my interest in that particular site.
>
> 	
>
> 	Facebook is a site that I used for about three months, intensely

> disliked and then abandoned. I doubt I'll ever sign up for an account 
> again. I still can't quite put my finger on what I find so annoying 
> about Facebook, but it really wasn't for me. I have only recently 
> discovered Pinterest and have been lurking around it to see if it's 
> something I might enjoy using. At the moment, every time I visit 
> someone's Pinterest page it makes me feel quite anxious.
>
> 	
>
> 	Currently, none of my accounts are locked, but there's always a 
> hesitation to share usernames with colleagues, even if they're aware 
> of certain geeky proclivities they may not care for the whiff of 
> political leanings on my Tumblr, my reading choices on Goodreads and, 
> back in the old days, my extremely ropy taste in music. I can 
> understand people who lock accounts to separate the personal and 
> professional because we all do censor ourselves to a certain degree to

> present a professional image and online interaction is quite brilliant

> at breaking your think-before-you-speak filter (as anyone who has 
> participated in a 'someone on the internet is wrong' argument will 
> know). Also, having an open account does leave you vulnerable to 
> anonymous trolling. I remember someone getting very vocal about a book

> review on my personal blog once and it was quite a nasty experience. 
> But I learned my lesson - never say anything mean about Sherlock
Holmes on the internet.
>
> 	
>
> 	Anyway, late to the party, but really enjoying this discussion J
>
> 	
>
> 	Harpreet.
>
> 	
>
> 	Harpreet Dhillon
>
> 	Bibliographical Support Assistant
>
> 	Bibliographical Services Section
> <http://prism.talis.com/cityoflondon/assets/-/bibservices.html>
>
> 	Culture Heritage&  Libraries
>
> 	Tel: 020 7332 3095
>
> 	website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
>
> 	
>
> 	
>
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of 
> Taylor, Wendy
> 	Sent: 28 March 2012 10:00
> 	To: [log in to unmask]
> 	Subject: [CIG-E-FORUM] Welcome!
>
> 	
>
> 	Hello and welcome to the CIG eforum on social media in the 
> cataloguing community!
>
> 	
>
> 	This morning we will be discussing individual and institutional
use 
> of Twitter and other social media. This afternoon, CIG are very 
> pleased to welcome guest moderator Nicola Osborne, Social Media 
> Officer for EDINA.
>
> 	Nicola wrote a live blog post for the recent CIGS Web 2.0 and 
> metadata seminar
>
> 	
> (http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2012/03/02/liveblog-cigs-web-2
> -0 
>
<http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2012/03/02/liveblog-cigs-web-2-0
> 	-and-metadata-seminar/); she also gave a presentation at the
seminar 
> on Developments in Web 2.0 
> (http://prezi.com/yhvtvnly4evo/this-talk-is-meta-and-so-is-this-title/
> <http://prezi.com/yhvtvnly4evo/this-talk-is-meta-and-so-is-this-title/
> >
> ).
>
> 	From 1.30pm you will have the opportunity to ask Nicola
questions 
> about her presentation and she will also be introducing the topic of 
> social media use in OPACs.
>
> 	
>
> 	But for now, we'd like people to introduce themselves and
describe 
> their use of Twitter and other social media for either personal or 
> professional use. I'll start by saying my interest is probably greater

> than my knowledge! I have been on Twitter for a couple of years but 
> have only really "got it" in the last few months as a valuable tool 
> for CPD.
>
> 	I find it really useful for links to blogs and articles. I don't
use 
> Facebook anymore but I am on LinkedIn and am very interested in 
> pinterest (I love the pretty pictures!). I work for the RNIB, which 
> has Facebook and Twitter accounts, including an account dedicated to 
> accessible reading @[log in to unmask]
>
> 	
>
> 	So, what about you? Please share, whatever your level of
experience - 
> whether you're a twitterholic or you think that tweets should be left 
> to the birds, we'd love to hear from you.
>
> 	
>
> 	Wendy (@mrswtaylor)
>
> 	
>
> 	Wendy Taylor
>
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