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Reading Notes- Survival Guide Ch. 8 and 9 April 8, 2010

Filed under: PRCA 3030,Reading Notes — aschlum1 @ 5:05 pm

All of the following reading notes come from the textbook A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltina Hay.

Ch.8- Media Communities

  • Media communities are social sites where you can save, share, and comment on multimedia items
  • Image sharing sites are a way for you to get some serious mileage out of your photos and other images
  • A popular image sharing site is– Flickr offers a place for you to share your images with others
  • On, you can tag images, comment on images, upload images, and more
  • Image sharing strategy- get an account with the image community of your choice and fill out your profile completely, gather images you can upload right away, prepare a main key term list, use a form (like the one in the book) so you will be prepared when uploading images
  • Video sharing sites are the same as image sharing, except with videos
  • is an example of a video sharing site

Ch. 9- Widgets and Badges

  • A widget is a snippet of code, usually displayed graphically, that can be used to syndicate content, for example RSS feeds, or to add interactive features that users can drop onto their own blogs or Websites
  • Widgets come in different styles and levels of complexity
  • You can create your own widget or add them into a variety of Websites

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