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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jeremy Waite (a past speaker at Social Media London – click here to see his talk) has compiled this infographic bringing together the facts and figures about all the big social networks.

Takeaways:There are over 5.7 billion users on the world’s top 21 social networks.YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.China has 3 of the world’s largest social networks.
Via João Greno Brogueira
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Interesting to see which ones are still there in 2014.

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things first Google Hangout #Anz23mthings - with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate

ANZ 23 Mobile things Hangout with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate #anz23mthings

 

Jan, Mylee and Kathryn will be telling us a little bit more about the creation of the 23 Mobile Things and their involvement as well as sharing some tips about the best way to make the most of the course. You can read a bit more about the 23 Mobile Things Team here in their introduction.

There will also be an interactive Q and A session at the end; where you can tweet us your questions using #anz23mthings & #hangout hashtags and we will answer them live! This is the moment to ask all your burning questions like “Why is Angry Bird one of the 23 Mobile Things???” and get answers live.

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Some great insights about using Twitter for mentorship, as well as professional development, especially when isolated.

Also a discussion of the tools coming up in ANZ 23 Mobile Things!

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Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley

Social media activities for libraries, Infographic by Phil Bradley | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Some ideas to try out! This is made available under Creative Commons licensing, so you are free to take a copy of this and use it yourself without having to ask me.
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Great ideas!!

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The state of social media 2012 [Infographic] - Holy Kaw, via Seoco

The state of social media 2012 [Infographic] - Holy Kaw, via Seoco | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Social media made big moves in 2012, and the year's not even half over yet. The SEO Company offers an overview of all the headline-making news in the world of social media. Via Seoco. Stay on top of social media news.

***** Been a busy year for social. Marty


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The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out on Google+

A hang out with the archivist at Coke. Interesting fact for archivists and librarians and what is in store with regards social networking.

 

Joe Mandese: "Forget About Likes, Tweets, Or Even Tweet-Ups, The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out - 01/23/2012

Coca-Cola to host Google+ hangout, allowing consumers to visit with their archivists."

http://bit.ly/ypxxTf

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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Insightful points by AnnaLaura Brown:

 

"1. We will see a sharp increase in the number of libraries that have mobile friendly websites or library related applications for mobile phones.

2. More libraries will use youtube videos and other videos as a marketing channel and as an education medium.

3. We will see an increase in libraries using social media to educate rather than just to market resources and services.

4. Google Plus will increase in popularity and more libraries will develop pages on the site although Google Plus will still not be as popular as facebook.

5. More libraries will seek ways to create mobile apps for various uses and not just for the library website.

6. As more database vendors create mobile apps, libraries will be able to offer more services to patrons via mobile.

7. Book review sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing will be used by more libraries as tools for offering book reviews and for locating new books to read.

8. Libraries will adapt more open source programs for all aspects of running the library.

9. More libraries will find ways to use online gaming as a marketing and educational tool.

10. More libraries will use Google apps for a variety of functions including email."

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Libraries on Google+ — The Digital Shift

Libraries on Google+ — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

RT @perkoch: RT @resourceshelf: Libraries on Google+: From The Digital Shift : http://t.co/OcUcB0ZJ...

 

"Google’s popular social networking site, Google+, was launched in June of this year, and has since built up a membership of more than 40 million users. But only earlier this month did Google begin allowing organizations, and not just individuals, to create their own pages on the site. In the past few weeks, dozens of libraries have created Google+ pages, from large public libraries such as the New York Public Library, to smaller, tech-savvy ones like Darien Library, CT, and Skokie Public Library, IL. Several academic libraries have staked out Google+ pages, as well."

 

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Saratoga: Libraries are now so much more than simply a repository of books

By Gayathri Kanth:

Libraries today excel at offering resources and services that facilitate and support the learning process and expand knowledge horizons. Originally a repository of books, the modern library has expanded to include audiovisual materials, exhibit art, present lectures and discussions and offer hands-on activities to enhance the learning process.

This summer, the Saratoga Library has expanded its services by partnering with the Make Magazine to offer a Maker Camp, on Google+, the free virtual summer camp for teens. Teens (and adults) would be able to build some cool projects at home, share what you made on Google+, hang out with some awesome makers and watch the great field trips on Fridays.

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Libraries with makerspaces, as well as maker camps!

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Google lets users decide what happens to their email after they die

Google lets users decide what happens to their email after they die | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Google is the first major company to let people decide what happens to emails, photographs, blogs and social networks if their account becomes inactive.

 

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"In a new feature called Inactive Account Manager, users can choose what happens to their emails, photographs, videos, blogs, social networks and other Google services if their account becomes inactive.

Users can decide to have their data deleted after a certain period of inactivity of between 3 months and one year. They can also choose to have some or all of their data sent to up to ten people they know.

The service applies to Gmail, Google + profiles, Picasa albums, YouTube, Blogger, Google Drive, Google Pages and Google Voice."

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An option that should have been there from the start!

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Has Google+ reached the tipping point: do libraries need to be there? > Infographic by The Library Marketing Toolkit

Has Google+ reached the tipping point: do libraries need to be there? > Infographic by The Library Marketing Toolkit | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Google+ is now officially a huge social network. If our users are there, libraries should be there - help is at hand on setting up and running a library account.

 

See full version here: http://www.librarymarketingtoolkit.com/2012/06/has-google-reached-tipping-point-do.html

 

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Invisible Library Support – Now You Can’t Afford Not to be Social?

Librarians can't afford not to be social - Tony Hirst

 

"If you live by pop tech feed or Twitter, you've probably heard that Google is rolling out a new style of socially powered search results. If not, or if you're still not clear about what it entails..."

 

"...if librarians want to make sure they’re heard by their patrons, they’re going to need to start setting up social profiles, getting their patrons to friend them, and start making content and resource recommendations just anyway in order to make them available as resources that are indexed by patrons’ personal search engines."

 

See also other links from this article.

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6 Social Media Networks to Watch in 2012 plus Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

6 Social Media Networks to Watch in 2012 plus Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas:

"The social media ecosystem is now so extensive and encompassing that I thought that it would be best to stand back and reflect on some significant events and evolutionary social networks that could make a difference in 2012 that are impacting how..."

- Google+

- Pinterest

- Tumblr

- Slideshare

- Facebook

- Twitter

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10 Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr

10 Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Good to know for Information Professionals as well.

 

"10 Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr. Posted on November 28, 2011, 3:41 pm, by Thomas Hawk, under Flickr, Google, Google Plus. 10. A few months back I wrote a post “Flickr is Dead.”

 

Over the past few months the tide has begun shifting even more. Photographers are moving in mass from Flickr to Google+ as their primary photo sharing network.

Just like the social crowd moved from Webshots and Fotolog to Flickr a number of years ago, the social photography crowd is now moving from Flickr to Google+.

There are a number of reasons why this is happening and in this post I’ll outline some of the key ones."

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Setting up a Google Plus Page for your Library is Easy | David Lee King

Setting up a Google Plus Page for your Library is Easy | David Lee King | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A very comprehensive list of how to set up a Google + page for your library. It is worth to Bookmark it!

 

"A day or so ago, Google Plus finally opened up organizational Google Plus Pages to everyone.

 

Make use of the fastest growing social network ever at your library with the long-awaited Google+ Pages feature for organizations and brands.

 

Google Plus Pages are the Google answer/alternative to a Facebook (though I prefer to think of it as a complement for a full social media plan). Your library can use this powerful social tool to host video Hangout chats, isolate user and staff groups for targeted dissemination and conversations with Circles, and increase your Library’s social exposure with the +1 button.


I will definitely be adding Library Pages on Google+ to my Circles as a way of bringing libraries into my digital life."

 

 

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