Feb 5, 2013 Tuesday
(Full)
Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow GB

We hear scare stories about Twitter and Facebook. While there are risks we should keep them in perspective and remember that we don't live in a risk free world. <br><br> We learn to manage risk in our everyday lives: we call it being streetwise. You can become streetwise with social media too - but you need to roll up your sleeves and experience it. <br><br> And there is a lot more to social networking than Twitter and Facebook. <br><br>This workshop will introduce a number of tools that will save you time: - social bookmarking - share ideas<br> - collaborating with Google docs<br> - Creating your own news feed<br> - Microblogging - Twitter<br> - Photosharing - Flickr<br>

Bring one of the following:
A social media question or problem
A social media question or problem
After the two weeks tell us about which tools you've found useful and how you're using them
After two weeks tell us about which tools you've found useful and how you're using them

About the teacher, Ian Watson

Ian Watson works as a Programme Manager for IRISS - Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. <br><br> His background is in the technical and legal aspects of knowledge and information sharing. <br><br><i> "Social media is revolutionising the way we use and share knowledge, yet corporate IT policies often prevent people from experiencing - and therefore understanding and creatively using - tools such as Youtube and Twitter. We need to trust professional people to use their desktop computer they way they want to." </i> <br><br> His current interests are social media, Creative Commons, linked data information literacy and exploiting Wikipedia for knowledge sharing in the social services. <br><b> Previously:</b> The Herald newspaper - Rights and Information Manager; The Turing Institute; and the Planning Exchange (now Idox Information)