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1 Digital Natives Jay Baker Systems & Technology Librarian Palomar College This presentation is available at:

2 The web is now a conversation with collaboration and participation and sharing.

3 The web is now a social network!

4 The social part is what makes the web 2.0

5 2.0 stuff … like what?

6 The thing is though … There are seemingly a million social sites.


8 The nice thing is that most 2.0 apps fall into some simple categories. blogging Blogger microblogging Twitter document sharing / collaboration Google Docs photo sharing Flickr / Picasa video sharing YouTube / Vimeo social bookmarking crowdsourced content Wikipedia / Medpedia social networking Facebook / MySpace Uh oh! That wasn’t so simple!

9 The nice thing is, though … Web 2.0 is kinda fun!

10 23 Things / Learning 2.0 This workshop is adapted from the Learning 2.0 project at the the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. Their Learning 2.0 Program is a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies.

11 Learning Outcomes for today RSS and Blogs – iGoogle & Google Reader Document collaboration – Google Docs Microblogging – Twitter Social networking – Facebook

12 Let’s get started, eh?

13 RSS Really Simple Syndication RSS Aggregators Used to keep track of blogs. I’m going to illustrate iGoogle and Google Reader.

14 Google Account This is worthwhile because you can use it for Gmail, Blogger, Picasa, iGoogle, Google Docs. Let’s set up yours now. If you already have one, help your neighbor.


16 Brevity is the soul of wit.

17 Twitter in Plain English

18 I’m the king of Twitter!

19 Oprah tweeted for the first time last Friday and on Thursday of the next week she had 534,822 followers causing a 43% increase in Twitter traffic..

20 A Twitter revolution? Student Protests Are Turning Into A Twitter Revolution In Moldova “Students in Moldova are using Twitter as a tool to mobilize opposition against a communist victory in Moldovian elections. According to reports, close to 10,000 protesters gathered at Moldova’s parliament” Leena Rao


22 Take Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care Some physicians are using Twitter to let patients connect and by doing so are letting their patients bypass the appointment bureaucracy. 10 High Fliers on Twitter Some faculty and administrators are using Twitter to monitor the academic world and disseminate information among colleagues. Some suburbs tapping into Twitter: Social networking sites offer new way to get information to residents. “in the past few months, Falcon Heights, Minnetonka and Edina have become suburban government pioneers, tapping Twitter to send instant alerts on everything from snow emergencies to spring sewer back-ups.” -Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – 04/03/09 Some other Twitter examples


24 In a 2008 study of Valparaiso University freshman, 92% use Facebook

25 The “demographic (from 18 to 25 years old) is 52% of Facebook's user base, averaging 30 to 45 minutes each day on the site.” Information Today March 2008

26 So … Digital natives definitely use Facebook.

27 And digital natives can get upset when changes are made …

28 Digital natives … huh? One way to understand social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace is to consider that younger digital natives are not necessarily being exhibitionists when they post photographs of themselves and share personal details there. Instead, these users are living a life in which consciousness is spread out evenly over two platforms: real life and the Web. -Sasha Frere-Jones The New Yorker ( )

29 What do digital natives do with Facebook? Photos: Facebook is the #1 photo sharing application on the web almost 3 times larger than the next largest, Flickr.Flickr Status Updates: You can microblog in Facebook, too. You can link them with tools like Connect: Facebook does this, too. Share: Facebook is a great place to share new information you’ve found. (Upside down tomatoes!)


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