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Social Media for the Cautious Historian. The Basics. Housekeeping. Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30pm Workshop ends: 3pm Please pay Laila for CPD during lunch No food and drink in the computer lab. What we will do today…. Make the PHA NSW website work for you Find some great blogs

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housekeeping
Housekeeping
  • Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30pm
  • Workshop ends: 3pm
  • Please pay Laila for CPD during lunch
  • No food and drink in the computer lab

Yvonne Perkins

what we will do today
What we will do today…
  • Make the PHA NSW website work for you
  • Find some great blogs
  • Develop basic social media skills - twitter and Facebook
  • A brief look at developing your publicity plan

With guest appearances from…

The Cautious Historian

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the internet is
The internet is…
  • The biggest communication medium in the world
  • Designed from the beginning to foster learning
  • A hive of research
  • The most important source of news world-wide

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pha nsw website
PHA NSW Website

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what does pha nsw website do
What does PHA NSW website do?
  • Informs the public
  • Provides services to PHA NSW members – publicity and information
  • Attracts prospective members

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tour of pha nsw website
Tour of PHA NSW website
  • www.phansw.org.au

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create a member profile
Create a member profile…
  • Great if you don’t have your own website
  • Link to your own website – the more links the better!
  • A unique avatar very important – would you want to hire this person?

Go ahead, create your profile now!

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passwords
Passwords…
  • Never use the same password on more than one site.
  • Use a password rememberer
  • Don’t use dictionary words
  • Change your password regularly
  • Don’t use the same password on multiple sites

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this is your website
This is your website!
  • Write a PHA NSW blog post
  • Tell the PHA NSW President if you have an event coming up – we’ll put it in the ‘What’s On’

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what is social media
What is social media?

Social media focuses on facilitating two-way, public interaction using the web eg:

  • Blogs
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

And many more

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blogs
Blogs
  • Web log
  • Verb + noun eg. blogged, blogging, blog, blogger
  • Posts + comments = interaction/development of social relationships
  • Single author
  • Multiple author eg. PHA NSW blog
  • Simple to start through Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr

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for historians social media is
For historians social media is…
  • A place to exchange ideas with other colleagues
  • Where professional news and issues are shared
  • A significant publicity tool
  • Free for everyone to access

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the cautious historian says
The Cautious Historian says…
  • Only sign up for a social media account if you know you can de-activate the account if you wish
  • If the intellectual property of something is dear to you, don’t put it on social media
  • Don’t share anything that you would not want shared very publicly
  • Use up to date virus protection software

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But we need to be moderate in our caution…

Or we will miss out on opportunities…

And run the risk of total irrelevancy!

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today you will learn
Today you will learn…

How to use social media professionally:

  • to increase your professional development
  • to network with colleagues around the world
  • to publicise your work

You will NOT learn how to be a social media sensation overnight!

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blogging and tweeting works
Blogging and tweeting works…

“Most of my papers, before I blogged and tweeted them, had one to two downloads, even if they had been in the repository for months (or years, in some cases). Upon blogging and tweeting, within 24 hours, there were on average seventy downloads of my papers.”

Melissa Terras, 3/4/2012

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explore the world of blogging
Explore the world of blogging…

Go to http://www.phansw.org.au/members-section/, click on CPD 18thMayand find interesting history blogs.

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t witter
Twitter

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why twitter
Why Twitter?
  • Publicise your work to public and colleagues:
    • Melissa Terras
    • @pha_nsw
  • Be up to date, hear the news and issues affecting history, participate in discussion about things that matter to your professional life eg open access
  • Learn and discuss eg digital humanities

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becoming a tweep
Becoming a Tweep
  • Think about your Twitter handle – a variation on your name?
  • Identify yourself with a photo
  • Fill in your ‘About’
  • Add a website link about what you do – you could use your PHA NSW profile for this!
  • How to de-activate your twitter account

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1 follow others
1. Follow others
  • You decide who you want to listen to
  • If you change your mind, just unfollow – no-one is going to get offended

Go to http://www.phansw.org.au/members-section/, click on CPD 18th May, scroll down and find some tweeps to follow

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generosity and support
Generosity and Support
  • A vital element of a successful twitter stream
  • Support others who deserve support
  • Share resources you have discovered
  • On a personal twitter stream over ½ tweets should be supportive of others

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basic twitter concepts
Basic Twitter Concepts
  • RT = retweet (3 methods)
  • DM = direct message
  • @ messages and via
  • # = hashtag
  • Shortlinks

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give it a go
Give it a go!
  • Let’s chat on twitter
  • Include #phanswcpd in every tweet you send in this session
  • Consider adding #OzHst in tweets you want to be seen in that twitter stream.

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the cautious historian says1
The Cautious Historian says…
  • Trolls: engage, ignore or block
  • Spam: don’t get sucked in

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trolls
Trolls
  • Someone who posts tweets who can be seen to be offensive, aggressive, abusive or otherwise disrupts conversation
  • Don’t feed the trolls?
  • Many ways to deal with trolls
  • Blocking trolls on twitter

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what does spam look like
What does spam look like?

An example:

  • An @message from someone you don’t know with a link
  • The tweep sending the @message doesn’t follow anyone and has no-one following them
  • Reporting spammers

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other dangerous tweets
Other dangerous tweets

A DM:

  • “I thought you should know what people are saying about you online [link]”
  • “You are famous now [link]”
  • Funny picture of you [link]

Etc.

Cause: Hacking of twitter accounts

Solution: Ignore and don’t click on such links, change your password regularly.

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facebook
Facebook

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Why?
  • Connect with other historians
  • Discuss things privately on PHA NSW page
  • Many local history societies use Facebook instead of websites
  • Museums, libraries and other public institutions have active Facebook pages (look out for them on twitter as well)

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set up your facebook page
Set up your Facebook page…
  • Privacy Settings are important!
  • Facebook changes  recheck your privacy settings regularly!
  • If you want to be really safe, don’t say something private even if you think your privacy settings will protect you

Go to our PHA NSW CPD page download instructions on privacy

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sharing great facebook pages
Sharing great Facebook pages
  • Go to the FB page, click on the down arrow next to the wheel on the FB page (not your wheel)
  • Choose ‘share’
  • Where do you want to share it? If you want to share it with PHA NSW members click ‘On your own timeline’ and change to ‘in a group’

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explore history on facebook
Explore History on Facebook
  • Join the PHA NSW Facebook group and make a post or comment on our Facebook page
  • Find historians that you know and send them a friend request
  • Find great history Facebook pages – share them on the PHA NSW Facebook page

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group your fb friends via lists
Group your FB friends via lists
  • Great way to separate your private family posts from your professional history posts and comments!
  • Do this by going to your Friends page and clicking on the ‘Friends’ button next to your FB friend’s name.

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conclusion
Conclusion

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over to you
Over to you…
  • What have you found valuable in this session?
  • What would you like to learn more about?

Please fill in the PHA NSW feedback sheets – your thoughts are needed to help us provide the best CPDs!

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thankyou
Thankyou!
  • If you have any questions or news post them on the PHA NSW Facebook page, and
  • Keep sharing with us @pha_nsw on twitter

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