One of the participants in yesterday's workshop on Social Media felt that she had been moved through time.
As a presenter I had a most satisfying session as those who gathered really wanted to learn about social media - they came with open minds and lots of questions which made for an enjoyable time. We discussed Blogs, Facebook and Privacy, Twitter and a range of other social media sites.
I promised to email a list of URLs for the sites we visited and a couple of other resources to those who attended. While I am at it I will share the URLs with you.
After a discussion about social media in general we looked at blogs written by members of our Society.
Carole's Blog http://heritagegenealogy.com.au/blog/
Cynthia's Blog http://ceciliainglis.blogspot.com.au/
Jackie's Blog http://jackievanbergen.blogspot.com.au/
Jenny's Blog http://jennyalogy.blogspot.com.au/
Jill's Blog http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/
Our KHS blog http://kuringgaihs.blogspot.com
and a really great blog from the UK britishgenes.blogspot.com
We looked at some Social Media Sites, some of their member pages and how to sign up for accounts:
KHS page on Facebook www.facebook.com/kuringgaihs
Powerhouse Museum page on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/
NSW State Records Page on Google+
Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society Page on Librarything http://www.librarything.com/profile/lmdhs
Historyweek page on Twitter twitter.com/history_week
State Library of NSW page on Twitter twitter.com/statelibrarynsw
Jill's page on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/bibliaugrapher
A resource I shared was A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options from the Wall Street Journal.
One of the group, Tony, told us about a free application for downloading videos from Youtube: YTD Video downloader http://ytd-video-downloader-3.en.softonic.com/.
We also discussed the benefits of using free Picasa software, picasa.google.com, for organising, managing and sharing photos. Tony has agreed to join me in a workshop to show members how to use Picasa with their digital image collections. We have scheduled this for Thursday August 8 from 10:30 to 12:00. A booking sheet will appear in the Society rooms shortly.