its.unc.edu 6 You Talk Some More Anybody not have a basic understanding of what Facebook is? This is gonna be hard…
its.unc.edu 7 A Very Short Definition Facebook is a Web-based service that makes it possible for individuals in high schools, universities, corporations, non-profits, the military, and geographic communities (primarily English- speaking ) to interact with each other and to share information.
its.unc.edu 9 A Very Short History In 2004, a student at Harvard thought it would be cool to develop a way for Harvard students to connect with each other. Now there are millions of Facebook users.
“So, what’s a social gal like you doing in a virtual place like this?” del.icio.us
its.unc.edu 11 How and When I Came to Facebook Fall 2005 (30 minutes) Fall 2006 (Several hours, some people, a couple of groups, some effort)
its.unc.edu 12 How and When I Came to Facebook September 2006 Women's center brown bag: Dangers of online social networks Danah Boyd talk on social networking (On the same day!) I was obviously missing something.
its.unc.edu 13 Your turn When I logged back into Facebook, what was (almost) the first thing I did?
its.unc.edu 14 Back to the Drawing Board Created a more complete profile Searched for campus faculty and staff Posted some photos (N=8) Wrote my first note September 29 Posted (and removed) links Created an event September 26 And more…
its.unc.edu 27 Events I’ve Created Games4Learning symposium Cyberinfrastructure: A Campus Perspective Discussion: The (Technology) Tipping Point From Learning Objects to Learning Impact: An Update on the IMS... Instructional Uses for Facebook Immersive Learning Environments ITS Open Lunch A Virtual Environment for Education: Second Life ITS Coffee Klatch And a few others…
its.unc.edu 52 Conclusions Social networking can be very powerful Social networking can be a time sink Social networking can enhance professional relationships Social networking can be used for marketing We don’t yet know all the ways we might use social networking professionally…