Telling a story using social media: Webinar Notes

Today was the last webinar leading up to the Blandin Broadband conference later this month (Nov 18-19). I’m posting the presentation, link and questions from the webinar. I’ll add the audio when I can. (Audio now online – link on right side of page.)

I was the presenter. I want to thank everyone for their kind attention and help. I was nervous! We heard from a few social media users and had some great questions – especially about what social media tools work with limited broadband. You can get a good summary from Twitter #mnbb09 (the link will only be good for a while, until new Tweets on the conference replace the old). I was delighted to see that a few folks start Tweeting about the session.

Questions:

What are rural nonprofit organizations using?

Take a look at Main Street Project. Also check out the Minnosota Voices Online group. You can check out the members and/or past conversation. Folks there have been talking about their projects – mostly in rural areas. And we did a (very unscientific) survey of use: https://blandinonbroadband.org/2009/09/12/rural-use-of-social-media/

Links from the Presenation:

Social Media Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
Cluretrain Manifesto: http://www.cluetrain.com
Google Alerts: http://www.google.com/alerts
Minnesota Voices Online: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mnvoices
Blandin on Broadband: http://blandinonbroadband.org
WordPress: http://wordpress.com
How to Start a Blog: http://byteoftheweek.com/2007/12/12/starting-a-new-blog/ (with WordPress, from 12/07)
Twitter Shortcuts: http://byteoftheweek.com/2009/06/18/twitter-shortcuts/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com
Twitter Search: http://search.twitter.com/advanced
RSS in Plain Language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com
Picasa: http://picasa.google.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com
Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com
Flip Video: http://www.theflip.com
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com
Ping.fm: http://ping.fm/

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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