Friday, June 7, 2013

Time travel

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
Cynthia's Blog
Jackie's Blog
Jenny's Blog
Jill's Blog

Our KHS blog

and a really great blog from the UK

We looked at some Social Media Sites, some of their member pages and how to sign up for accounts:

KHS page on Facebook
Powerhouse Museum page on Flickr
NSW State Records Page on Google+
Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society Page on Librarything
Historyweek page on Twitter
State Library of NSW page on Twitter
Jill's page on Youtube

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

We also discussed the benefits of using free Picasa software,, 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.

Jill Ball

No comments:

Post a Comment