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My Space Presentation

LRC Conference Presentation on MySpace and Libraries.

My Space Presentation

  1. 1. MySpace, Ask a Librarian and Libraries Diana Sachs-Silveira Tampa Bay Library Consortium Virtual Reference Manager
  2. 2. Social Networking <ul><li>Create friends and groups based upon common interests </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and MySpace most popular but many other sites out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates Email, Chat, Blogging and sharing data </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites drive traffic to other sites (like your site  </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ There is a misconception that social networking is the exclusive domain of teenagers, but this analysis confirms that the appeal of social networking sites is far broader.”
  4. 4. Facebook MySpace <ul><li>25 million members worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Created a niche among the college crowd </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;People spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook was named as the second most &quot;in&quot; thing among undergraduates,… losing only to the iPod . </li></ul><ul><li>100 million users worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Broadest appeal across age ranges </li></ul><ul><li>#1 site where people Spent time on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for lots of customization of pages including – background, music, fonts, and page layout </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/askalibrarianfl </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/fkcc1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/undergradlibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/morrisvillecollegelibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/utlibraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/ucclibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/njitlibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/wayne_college_library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/ucfaskalibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/fiulibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/wolfsonlibrary </li></ul>Sample MySpace Pages
  6. 19. Customize! <ul><li>Change the background, font and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Add Slideshows, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Add Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Post Pictures </li></ul>
  7. 20. Promote <ul><li>School Publications </li></ul><ul><li>From Your Web site “Be Our Friend on MySpace” </li></ul><ul><li>From the Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have new content </li></ul><ul><li>Add Comments to your friends pages </li></ul><ul><li>Add Bulletins to your friends pages </li></ul>
  8. 21. Remember… <ul><li>Be Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Be 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Change your page often </li></ul><ul><li>Make New Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your MySpace in the library and throughout campus </li></ul>

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