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  • 1.Tinkering in the tool shed

2. Using tools has been interpreted as a sign of intelligence http://rogerdavies.com 3. Tw?#@er Photo by S Baker, published on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence 4. I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account Maureen Dowd, New York Times 21 April 2009 5. Twitter is great for watching uninformed panics unfold live xkcd webcomic http://xkcd.com/574/ 6. 7. How the other half writes: in defence of Twitter bldgblog.blogspot.com 8. Nonna tweets

  • Spark podcast episode 67 Feb 2009
  • http://www.cbc.ca/spark

9. Twitter is good for

  • News & event updates
  • Reminders
  • Alerts
  • Links to external content
  • Learning
  • Word of mouth
  • New friends, connections & networks

10. Information flows through people 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Actual real conversations 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Council website, March 2009

  • 32,726 visits total
  • Twitter 11 thtop referrer(social media 4 thlargest referrer group)

31. Australian government web traffic in perspective

  • Websites visited by Australians in July 2008 as a percentage of all tracked websites
  • Google9.64%
  • Facebook2.36%
  • All government sites2.26%
  • Local government0.15%
  • Source: Hitwise / eGOV AU

32. Mosman Readers mosmanreaders.net 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Mosman Readers, April 2009

  • 827 visits
  • 3,000 pageviews
  • 50+ members
  • referrers
    • mosman.nsw.gov.au(97)
    • newsletters.mosman.nsw.gov.au(32)
    • images.google.com(30)
    • twitter.com(28)

40. Cost

  • Ning USD $30 / month
    • Using our own domain name
    • Turning off Google Ads
  • http:// ning.com

41. Other white label social networks

  • http://grou.ps
  • http://crowdvine.com
  • http://kickapps.com

42. Mosman Eye Or, How to be Paul Hagon without knowing everything Paul Hagon does 43. Active listening

  • What is our community saying?
    • Continuous consultation
  • A great opportunity for Library services
    • Package it up and pass it on
    • Archive it
    • Blog about it

44. 45. 46. dapper.net 47. 48. 49. dapper.net 50. Mosman Round Table Greater expectations for online engagement 51. 52. 53. one change is this website

  • MOSPLAN discussion forum

54. Community Engagement Strategy

  • Championed by Councillors
  • Informed by experience
  • Adopted 7 April 2009
  • Visitmosmanroundtable.net/ces

55. Councillor Workshops

  • Brief intro to social media
  • Blogging: A New Way To LeadDVD
  • Case studies: Councillors using social media
  • Tools to publish, communicate & converse
  • Key considerations

56. a 15 minute documentary about using the internet to engage with communities blogging: a new way to lead civicsurf.org.uk 57. Good topics for staff workshops

  • Working with Creative Commons content
    • Photos
    • Music
  • Easy wins with simple web-based tools
    • IdeaScale.com
    • UserVoice.com
    • twtpoll.com

58. Mosman Library vs Google 59. Mosman Library vs Google 60. Mosman Library vs That Search Engine 61. Goal

  • Increase awareness of the Librarys electronic resources

62. Mosman LibraryvsThe Search Engine

  • 5 rounds, 1 question per round
  • MosLib rep our electronic resources
  • Google rep only web search
  • Users vote on best answer (PollDaddy)
  • Online event
  • http://mosmanlibraryblogs.com/challenge

63. 64. NSW Local Government Web Network

  • Why not join? http://lgwebnetwork.org
  • Conference We believe in community 20-21 August 2009

65. thank you Links from this presentation available at http://delicious.com/mosmanlibrary/risg2009 www.mosman.nsw.gov.au [email_address]