Reflection on the unit

Facebook is the most appealed due to Facebook having billions of active users. Facebook is a combination of all social media mention above. Facebook is a free service that allows communication with the library and its users. With Facebook to have a good benefit for a library, the library must employee someone to look after the library Facebook account to communicate with users. Facebook will allow photo uploading, links to other website, event updates, etc.


Illustrate some of the issues associated with the use of social media tools

Some of the issues with social media sites can make it more difficult for people to build relationships and communication with others. People will believe what they read, for example with Facebook if one user leaves a bad feedback on your library account, it will always be there and cannot be remove without emailing Facebook support. If bad feedback is left many users can read the bad feedback and leave the user with a bad image. 

What benefits could using photo sharing sites such as Flickr or Instagram have for a library?

Flickr and Instagram are free photo sharing sites where individuals can create account to upload photos. Both Flickr and Instagram have a very large active user base. Flickr is one of the largest photo sharing site with over five million images. On the other hand, Instagram has a high percentage of younger user under the age of 21. How this will benefit a library is by using Flickr or Instagram for a library will allows users to organise photos collected. Photos can be tagged relevant words and labelled with location data such as the library. The library can upload photos of events, products, and services related to the library. Not like Facebook, Flickr allows users to copyright photos to all rights reserved by the library. Flickr will give the library account a website address with the Flickr screen name. Instagram, promos fun and allow users to brand themself. Instagram has tools that users are encourage to use such as connect your Facebook account and photos will be upload on both accounts, use relevant, popular hash tags, engage by following others and liking their photos. By using photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram it will benefit the library due to the photo sharing sites target the younger age group.

What benefits could using video sharing sites such as YouTube have for a library?

YouTube is a popular online video-sharing website which users can upload, view and share videos. YouTube host millions of professional and amateur videos such as a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video content, including video clips , TV clips, and music videos, video blogging, and educational videos. How this will benefit a library is to utilize the popular video blogging method to create an online physical library as a virtual tour. With video blogging the library can showcase events and promotes futures events. Another option that will benefit a library is to create a YouTube Channel showcasing educational video to promote library resources.

Benefits of using micro blogging sites Twitter for a library

Twitter is the most popular of micro blogging sites. As like Blog or Facebook, users of Twitter can send their short message and get comments, ideas or thoughts of other people. This is what they call “Tweets”, which is limited to 140 characters.

Libraries around the world have been using Twitter in their workplace to announce every thing on their websites. Staff of the library who uses Twitter can be added to the lists resources of following accounts.

Different libraries “Tweets”,different things about their workplace. It can differ from asking the public what they are reading to advertising their program. 

Benefits of using social networking sites Facebook for a library

Social networking sites such as Facebook can have benefits for a library by having update about the library on the website. This means that people who use the library and are available to access Facebook can follow the library and its updates online, through Facebook.

Facebook is used in libraries to communicate between them and their clients. It depends on the library how to organize their page. Users can also post and give back feedback to the library. This way, the library can check with users about issues and problems the library needs to fix, or could get good feedback when possible.

My understanding of the term “social media” and some of its characteristics

Social media is the online communication among people as a group. They may be family or friends, so they can share their creation, interest ideas or exchange information.

Social media is built to help people to reach to a technological world with their own creation. It depends on web based and mobile technologies, provided for people who can use to connect to each other with shared experience, picture-sharing, music-sharing or playing games.

Besides there are many different forms of social media e.g. weblog, social blog, wikis or social networks etc. Facebook and Twitter are also forms of social networks.


Joke and Giggle 1

A group of women were at a seminar on “How to live in a loving relationship with your husband.”

The women were asked: “How many of you love your husband?”All the women raised their hands.

Then the women were asked: “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?”

Some women answered today, some yesterday, some just couldn’t remember.

The women were then asked to take out their cell phones and text their husbands with one message:  “I love you, sweetheart.”

The women were then told to exchange cell phones and to read aloud the text message responses from all the husbands. Here are some of the replies:

1. Who is this?

2. Hey — are you sick?

3. I love you too.

4. What now? Did you crash the car again?

5. OK — what did you do now?

6. Don’t beat around the bush. Just tell me how much you need.

7. Am I dreaming?

8. If you don’t tell me who this message is really for, someone will die.

9. I thought we agreed we would not drink during the day.

10. Your mother is coming to visit, isn’t she?