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1 Social Networking (Relationships Matter) Author: Curtis Firstman ASQ Portland Chapter September 2010

2 Presentation Purpose Provide an understanding about what Social Networking is what and some key tools are Make ASQ PDX members aware of the ASQ PDX LinkedIn site 2

3 Social Networking (Thru Media) Definition * : "a continuous movement of people using online tools to connect, take charge of their own experience, and get what they need information, support, ideas, products, and bargaining powerfrom each other." * A 2008 book published by Forrester Research, Inc. titled Groundswell builds on a 2006 Forrester Report about social computing and used the term groundswell to refer to the above definition.Forrester ResearchGroundswell 3

4 4 Some Social Networking Websites * Plaxo (auto updating of contact info) 15MRegistered Users Live Journal (blog, journal or diary) 17.5M MyYearbook (similar to MySpace) 20M Viadeo (similar to LinkedIn) 25M Xanga (host web blogs, photoblogs & social networking profiles) 27M MyHeritage (family oriented social network service & genealogy site) 30M Flickr (image & video hosting ) 32M Bebo (blog early, blog often) 40M (helps find, connect, keep in touch with friends etc) 50M MyLife (helps find, connect, keep in touch with friends etc) 51M LinkedIn (used for professional networking) 60M Flixster (share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie tastes) 63M Tagged (play games, meet new people based on suggestions, and share tags and virtual gifts) 70M Twitter (enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets) 75M Window Live Spaces (Microsofts blogging and Social Networking platform) 120M My Space (a social networking site similar to Facebook) 130M Facebook (a casual social networking site) 400M * Source: Wikipedia (as of April 2010)

5 3 Social Networking Tools 5 Facebook (Casual Personal) LinkedIn (Formal/Professional) Overlapped - understand why/how Twitter (Formal & Casual)

6 What is Twitter? * Twitter (created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey) is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets (twitch).social networkingmicroblogging Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.text-basedcharacters Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications.Short Message Service Q1 2010, 4 billion tweets were posted. * Source: Wikipedia We think of Twitter not as a social network, but an information network. It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world. – Evan Williams 6

7 Twitter Use Examples * Use in business - Twitter is increasingly being used as a business promotional tool. Twitter expressly encourages this through Twitter 101, a web-based tutorial aimed at business users. One of the most famous business Twitter users is Dell, who claimed that $9m of their sales for 2009 came directly through Twitter and Facebook combined.Dell Use in Space Mission news - In February 2009, NASA won a Shorty Award for its near real-time status updates in 2008 of the unmanned Mars Phoenix Lander mission.NASAShorty AwardMars Phoenix Lander Use in Emergencies – Using Twitter during the fires in California in October 2007 kept their followers (who were often friends and neighbors) informed of their whereabouts and of the location of various fires minute by minute. The American Red Cross started using Twitter to exchange minute-to-minute information about local disasters including statistics and directions.American Red Cross Use in Education – The University of Vienna, Austria, used Twitter where every student had to send a tweet after each course unit with feedback to the teacher.University of Vienna Use in protest and politics – In June 2009, following allegations of fraud in the Iranian presidential election, protesters used Twitter as a rallying tool and as a method of communication with the outside world after the government blocked several other modes of communication.Iranian presidential election Use in campaigning - used by candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign throughout the race.2008 U.S. presidential campaign Use in legal proceedings – Agents of the FBI arrested Daniel Knight Hayden who was accused of sending tweets threatening violence in connection with his plan to attend a Tea Party protest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.FBITea Party protestOklahoma City, Oklahoma * Source: Wikipedia 7

8 What is Facebook? * Facebook (created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes) is a social networking networking Users can create profiles with photos, lists of personal interests, contact information and other personal information. Communicating with friends and other users can be done through private or public messages or a chat feature, insert videos, IM people to people, send messages, play games. Users can also create and join interest and fan groups, some of which are maintained by organizations as a means of advertising. Additionally, users can join networks organized by workplace, school, or college. To combat privacy concerns, Facebook enables users to choose their own privacy settings and choose who can see what parts of their profile. A January 2009 study ranked Facebook as the most used network by worldwide monthly active users currently over 400M users worldwide, followed by MySpace.MySpace 8 * Source: Wikipedia

9 What is LinkedIn? * Based on the concept of six degrees of separation (also referred to as the "Human Web or Small World Phenomenon). – Widely attributed to American Psychologist Stanley Milgrams Psychology Today article Refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth. 9 * Source: Wikipedia

10 What is LinkedIn? * (cont) LinkedIn - officially founded May 5, 2003 by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Eric Ly, and Konstantin Guericke. LinkedIn is an interconnected network of over 60M experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. – A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second – About half of LinkedIns members are outside the U.S. – Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. 10 * LinkedIn FAQs

11 Relationships Matter Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. LinkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. LinkedIns mission: to connect the worlds professionals to make them more productive and successful. We believe that in a global connected economy, your success as a professional and your competitiveness as a company depends upon faster access to insight and resources you can trust. 11 * LinkedIn FAQs LinkedIn * (cont)

12 Through your network you can: Manage the information thats publicly available about you as professional – Your on-line brand Find and be introduced to potential clients, service providers, and subject experts who come recommended Create and collaborate on projects, gather data, share files and solve problems Be found for business opportunities and find potential partners Gain new insights from discussions with likeminded professionals in private group settings Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals Post and distribute job listings to find the best talent for your company 12 * LinkedIn FAQs LinkedIn * (cont)

13 Social Networking – So What! Its a very effective, efficient and fast way to connect with people and find information that may be very valuable to you. – Personal – Professional With few exceptions we all need to embrace social networking tools and become proficient and innovative as to how to use them. Its here, its worldwide, millions of people use it every day many times a day – dont be left behind! 13

14 Useful URLs ASQ PDX LinkedIn - anetsrch_name&goback=%2Egdr_1270670691134_1 anetsrch_name&goback=%2Egdr_1270670691134_1 LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook – 14

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