Social Media
Today What is social media? The power of social media How can we use it?
What is social media? Social media are media for socialinteraction, using highly accessible andscalable publishing techni...
Examples? Internet forums social blogs microblogging wikis social networks podcasts
Examples Facebook Twitter Instagram Soundcloud Blogger Wordpress flickr …..
Twitter Microblogging service – 140 characterlimit #CCLeic – hashtag, like a keyword orsubject @PhoenixLeic – reference...
“Ideas spread more rapidly in denselyconnected social networks. So tools thatincrease the density of social connectionare ...
Vive La Révolution!Phillipines, 2001“Full mblsn tday EDSA”
Tunisia – 2010-11 Fueled by Twitter and Wikileaks (?)
Tunisia – most popular TweetsVoice of Tunisia @VoiceoftunisiaTunisians too early for congratulations, we did not succeed y...
Tunisia #tunisia peaked at 28 tweets per second Total tweets mentioning Tunisia – 196k Appeared in Twitter streams 329m...
But also Finding missing people Enhancing education Marketing brands Understanding health following childbirth?
Twitter We’re going to start off using Twitter.
How can we use it? Website Mobile App Tablet App All broadly similar
Now it’s your turn!! Thanks Any questions?
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
An introduction to social media by Thom Corah
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De Montfort University's Thom Corah provides an accessible overview of what social media is and how it can used. This is from our EPSRC Gooddeeds project

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An introduction to social media by Thom Corah

  1. 1. Social Media
  2. 2. Today What is social media? The power of social media How can we use it?
  3. 3. What is social media? Social media are media for socialinteraction, using highly accessible andscalable publishing techniques.(wikipedia)
  4. 4. Examples? Internet forums social blogs microblogging wikis social networks podcasts
  5. 5. Examples Facebook Twitter Instagram Soundcloud Blogger Wordpress flickr …..
  6. 6. Twitter Microblogging service – 140 characterlimit #CCLeic – hashtag, like a keyword orsubject @PhoenixLeic – reference to a username
  7. 7. “Ideas spread more rapidly in denselyconnected social networks. So tools thatincrease the density of social connectionare instrumental to the changes thatspread”- Stowe Boyd (following the “TwitterRevolution” in Tunisia, Feb 2011)
  8. 8. Vive La Révolution!Phillipines, 2001“Full mblsn tday EDSA”
  9. 9. Tunisia – 2010-11 Fueled by Twitter and Wikileaks (?)
  10. 10. Tunisia – most popular TweetsVoice of Tunisia @VoiceoftunisiaTunisians too early for congratulations, we did not succeed yet.power is still in the corrupt RCD party. #sidibouzid #tunisia#jasminrevolt6:53 PM - 14 Jan 2011Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawyEvery #Arab leader is watching #Tunisia in fear. Every Arab citizenis watching Tunisia in hope and solidarity. #Sidibouzid.6:39 PM - 13 Jan 2011BBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingTunisias President Ben Ali steps down amid ongoing protests andleaves the country5:52 PM - 14 Jan 2011
  11. 11. Tunisia #tunisia peaked at 28 tweets per second Total tweets mentioning Tunisia – 196k Appeared in Twitter streams 329m times Reaching 26m Twitter users
  12. 12. But also Finding missing people Enhancing education Marketing brands Understanding health following childbirth?
  13. 13. Twitter We’re going to start off using Twitter.
  14. 14. How can we use it? Website Mobile App Tablet App All broadly similar
  15. 15. Now it’s your turn!! Thanks Any questions?

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