Hiya Peeps 🙂
It has been interesting, learning about how libraries use social media like facebook and youtube to branch out and reach others, broadening their horizons and “growing with the times” truthfully I did not think libraries used blogs and facebook, heck, I only started bloging because of this unit…
well it has been fun and entertaining 🙂 and I’ve obtained new skills that will help my future career as a librarian 🙂
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im quessing your quessing what SMT means… its short for SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS, thought I’d abriviate it, trust me it helps..me anyway
now, here is the Question: Illustrate some of the issues associated with the use of social media tools.
there are a few issues, some being HACKING and COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENTS
first up hacking, you all here the stories, some smart guy went and hacked his way into someones bank account and now is several hundreds of dollers richer, well this can happen with SMT’s too, you might not be losing money, but when a hacker gets in, he/she/it can do almost anything that they want, post naughty posts, do illigal stuff in your name, all this and more. (I say he/she/it because programs can be.. well programmed to go and hack there way into places without a physical human using a keyboard) scary right? well don’t worry.. to much, with a strong password and strong firewalls your more or less safe.
Now with copyright’s , god they can be annoying, basicly you cannot post anything that isn’t yours and if you do you have to give a disclaimer and say who owns what your posting, IF YOU DON’T you risk being fined and your post being deleted, for example, this guy got a mario game the day BEFORE the stores were allowed to sell it, so he went bragging to his friends and they, of course did not believe him, so he saved the whole game and sent them copies of it to prove he had got it, THAT is were his life officially becomes ruined, nintendo caught on.. and sued the hell out of him, he lost the case and now owes nintendo several… MILLION dollers… that’s right MILLIONS… he can’t ever pay them back, so he is gonna be making large deposits of money to a game company for the rest of his life all because of copyright… moral of the story, BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST.
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Hiya everybody, how have you been?
im no longer getting the elder scroll online, why? because I can’t financially support my other hobbies (vanguard and such) along side with this game, also, i was inform that it was pushed backed and ill be dammed if im waiting any longer, besdies, im making cool new friends through vanguard, im really enjoying the card game so far, And once im done re playing saints row three, ima getting ether saints row 4 or watchdogs, depends on how i feel, although im proply just gonna end up buying more cards for vanguard :p
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post 5 of this assessment is right here, the question : What benifits could using photo sharing sites such as flickr or instagram have for a library?
MY ANSWER 🙂
Libraries, as we know, are a place we go to learn new things, obtain knowledge. this hasent changed, however to form of which we do has, with social media a new world of possibilities has opened up, we can download and read books online, we can watch videos and keep informed of are local libraries schedule so we know what upcoming events are coming up and we can view IMAGES, with image sharing sites such as flickr, libraries hold on to a lot of historic (and old) resources one such resource is pictures.
Overtime, pictures get handled and torn and wear away over time… so how can we keep these priceless historical images… one way… is by taking digital photos of the pictures and then using the allmighty power of photoshop, repair and clean up tghe pictures then post them on a site so all library users may see them… one example of this is the NSW state libraries FLICKR ACCOUNT https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/
though this photo sharing site, the state library of NSW has been able to restore and re-share historic pictures so all who wish to see these resources dont have to go handling the pictures and risk permanently recking them, they can just make a flickr account and browse the hundreds of pictures at thier liesure.
Sorry Peeps 😦
seems I made a mistake with my last post and it decided to make multiple copies of itself, sorry
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well, as with all organisations regular meetings occoour evry once in a while to propose new ideas and look over suggested topics, and its a good idea to attend these… but what if you can’t make it… what if you have to go to a docter, or have an exam? what then, do you just miss out, well… no( 🙂 ) during these meetings what organisations are starting to do is record there meetings, every word, then, post it on a secure youtube channel that only thoses given permissions and those who work for the library can view Iknow the organisation NORTHCOTT does this (seen a librarian that is affiliated with the org. watch a recording of a meeting she herself couldnt attend, nifty right) this way, libray staff that cant attend important meetings due to reasons like doctors or exams or even if they have to work that day and cant attend… they can still view, listen and know what was said in the meeting.
also (and this just came to me so from here on im pretty much free-typing here ;p ) libraries can upload thier own material onto youtube like classes and such, to help both advertise their libry and teach others at the same time. now that’s nifty
ok, so normally, when a library has an up comming event or new materials in, they would add it to some type of newsletter (which few read) or make a huge post ( bout 200… sentences) about everything thats happening, this can be time consuming and impractical for people with little time, dont read newsletters or use social sites that have said big posts (like facebook) that’s where micro-blogging can become a Huge help to the library.
Micro-bloging is simply very small posts ( twitter calls em tweets) limited to 140 characters or so, meaning that when a library makes these small ‘tweets’ to imform readers, clients, users, etc. about stuff the msg is short and sweet and on top of that it’s easy to understand so the aboved mentioned peeps can easily and quickly understand and grasp the msg being “tweeted”