Social media flattening your world


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Presentation by Barbara Landsberg at Accessing the Future Conference in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia on 8th December 2011.


  • 1. Social MediaFlattening your WorldBuilding Personal Learning Networks for Life

2. Barbara LandsbergOccupational TherapistSales and Marketing DirectorSpectronics 3. Social Media platforms What are they? Why would you want to use them? 4. Social media platforms 5. How many active usersare there? 6. Facebook500 million Twitter Google + 200 million20 million in first twoweeksNow? LinkedIn100 million 7. What is Twitter?A social networking and microbloggingservice, enabling its users to send andread messages called tweets.Say anything you want in 140 charactersor less. 8. How to find useful tweets? @ vs # 9. How to find useful tweets? @ vs #@gregoconnor | @anitaraftery | @spectronicsSee who they follow # by event or # by topic#ATFC2011#assistivetech | #mlearning | #iear 10. History of Twitter 11. Now 140 milliontweets perday! 12. Twitter is everywhere! 13. Twitter is everywhere! 14. 10,000 tweets per second#iSad 15. Is Twitter easy? 16. Is Twitter valuable? 17. Other useful social media tools 18. Other reasons to use them?Sharing news and being social24 hours a day with no geographic boundariesBreaking news updatesFor people with disabilities Calls for assistance! Alleviating boredom Social inclusion 19. Want to learn more? 20. @spectronics@gregoconnor@barblandsberg 21. 22nd - 25th May 2012Jupiters Gold Coast Convention Centre Queensland,