How I have included social media functionality into my blog and made my blog more social?

I embedded my twitter timeline to my blog to show all my current and updated tweets on twitter

I made a space on the blog sidebar allowing WordPress to connect to all of my other social media accounts which are Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. So people who read my blog can also follow and connect to my profile on those pages.

I added share buttons to my posts so people can share what I post on my blog.

I change the settings so people can comment on my posts

 

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Different ways libraries use a variety of social media tools

Different ways libraries use a variety of social media tools

Libraries use Facebook and Twitter to promote, giving live updates at events (Margie showed us an example last week), and interact with their patrons, answering any questions or issues the patron might have coming back quickly with a response instead of the patron having to go into the library, libraries use YouTube to upload videos of events they have recorded this could also be live streamed.

Link to at least 3 different social media accounts from Australian libraries.

Victoria State Library

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/statelibraryofvictoria/

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/statelibraryvictoria

Twitter

https://twitter.com/Library_Vic

Students must include at least one link in a blog post to the blog of another classmate where they have commented on that person’s post.

 

https://rcane2016.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/social-media-vs-copyright-implications/comment-page-1/#comment-6

Include in a post with a link to a library related YouTube channel in their blog and embed video from that channel

Library related YouTube channel / Embed Video

 

Victoria State Library YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/statelibraryvictoria/

embed a video

Digital time capsule buried in Library Foundations

Copyright implications with regard to uploading material to social media.

https://www.irmi.com/articles/expert-commentary/copyright-infringement-risks-associated-with-using-social-media

  • The possibility of being fined and sued
  • Found under (Damages Associated with Copyright Infringement) in the link
  • Copyright warning notice and asked to have the material taken down
  • Account banned or suspended
  • Pictures and Video taken down

Important social media etiquette issues and behaviour in a professional setting

 

Here is a link to a list of things of what you do and don’t do in a professional setting being put together by Travis Balinas

http://www.business2community.com/social-media/social-media-etiquette-business-25-dos-donts-0960691#jaygjZHBwWDFxl3Q.97      — (the complete list)

Have Your Social Media Profiles Completed in Full

Give out all the information of your business as much as possible or else people won’t know who you are or take you seriously.

Don’t Have Multiple Profiles

You don’t have to open different accounts, Use the privacy settings of social media so you can keep your professional and private life separate

You Are What You Tweet…and Share

What you post or tweet is a reflection on you

Don’t try to be Everywhere All the Time

You don’t need an account for every social media tool

Be a Friend to Get a Friend

If you know the answer to a question that have been posted on social media answer it.

Also when people asks for any recommendations

Don’t Be Needy

Don’t ask people to like or retweet posts

Avoid Poor Grammar and Spelling

Check for any grammar or spelling mistakes before you post

WHY ARE YOU WRITING IN ALL CAPS?

When writing post all in caps it say to people you are shouting at them or angry or upset about something

Stop Sharing the Same Message Again And Again

No one likes to see the same message again

Match the Right Content to the Right Network (and be Mindful of the Tone of Each Network)

Linkedin = Professional                       Facebook = Social

Important privacy issues when using social media

http://social-networks-privacy.wikidot.com/

  • Everyone can see your personal information (name, age, birth date, gender, location and picture)
  • Some of your personal information is needed to have an account (as above)
  • Risk of Identity theft from account details
  • Social media privacy rules can change
  • Everyone can see who you are, what you are doing, interested in and who you associate with.
  • Advertisements / Recommendations from your profile and views
  • Once you post its stuck online any anyone can see and share it with others
  • Somebody can use the items you posted
  • Other people can also post things you did that could implicate you

https://youtu.be/F7pYHN9iC9I     (a video from the site that’s on YouTube)

Social media on web?

Why? Social Media on a website

  • to get more people to come and visit the site
  • to let people know that your site exists
  • encouraging previous visitors to come back regularly
  • linking with other social media sites
  • encouraging visitors to make comments about the site and their visit
  • to encourage others to tell other people about your site

 

What? do I tend to do with my site to make it more social

  • add other social media links to blog
  • add more interacting questions e.g. suggestions, feedbacks
  • personalizing site