Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Small Social Media Geneameme

I was lamenting that I didn't get a recording of the Social Media Panel presentation on the recent UTP Cruise when I had an idea......

I'm turning to my friends in the Geneasphere to get some answers to the questions I posed to the panel (maybe even the panelists from the cruise will respond -  fingers crossed).

Please answer the questions below in a post on your blog and let me know the link via a comment on this post (or by some other form of Social Media) that you have taken up this little challenge. The panelists were required to answer in less than two minutes so I am not expecting any theses. Please answer all or any of the following questions:

1. Tell us about your favourite social media tool and why you like it.

2. How do you use social media to further your genealogy career or business?

3. What advice would you give the cruiser who said “I must be living
under a rock” and is not sure about coming out from under it? (This came from my Social Media presentation)

4. What aspect of Social Media makes you grit your teeth?

5. How does social media assist with your CGD (continuing genealogical development)?

6. How do you fit social media time into your busy day?

7. Do you have a story of how social media enabled you to connect with a long lost relation or fellow  researcher?

8. You have a minute to share a piece of advice about genealogy and social media. Go for it.

Are you up for the challenge?

17 comments:

Cris Brown said...
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Alex Daw said...

Hi Jill

My favourite social media tool is blogger I guess. Though Facebook is coming a close second. Blogger because it puts me in touch with other researchers with the same interests. Facebook provides space for communities to hang out and keep in touch and motivate each other.

I use Blogger to record and share my research.

Advice ? Come on in - the water's fine :)

The aspect of social media that makes me grit my teeth is spam comments.

Social media assists with my CDG by being made aware of webinars and other resources I may not have considered.

Yeah - good question. It does take a lot of time - a precious commodity when I work full-time already. But if I commit to something e.g. a meme, I find that helps and you Just Do It - as that old advertising slogan said.

I don't think my blogging has helped me connect with a long lost relation but it certainly made it easier to meet people at conferences/conventions.

Genealogy and social media are a match made in heaven. Don't just witness it, participate! Sometimes the way people talk about social media is like it is something trivial,lesser than...lesser than what ??? It's like the old-fashioned disapproval of television or movies way back when. Books or printed matter is not God just because it came first. There are good books and there's pulp fiction or pap. There's pornography and then there are classic well constructed films that inspire and move people to reflect and or act. Social media is just another way of communicating and sharing a constructed understanding of our stories - of who we are and what makes us. It's not the only way but it is another way. I'm by no means the best at it but you've got to give it a shot. It's a great reflective tool and you need to reflect on what you are doing and open yourself up to other's observations and advice. Right - I'll get off my soapbox now.

Thanks Jill! That feels much better. :)

Jill Ball said...

Thanks Alex. I'm turning your comments into a blog post on the Geniaus blog as your thoughs are worthy of a wider audience than I suspect the comments on my blog may reach. Jill

Alex Daw said...

Blushes and bows...I look forward to reading it Jill..your blog is always so thought provoking.

Jill Ball said...

The major Oops was mine, Alex Daw.

Rick Herrera said...

Branding isn’t just for corporations. It can also apply to an individual item or person. It feels great to build a collection of yourself online. Using tools like Twitter, Facebook, and Google it’s easy to develop an interpretation of yourself. This will come in handy when you’re out meeting new people and showcasing your talent to the world.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

It never pays to get behind with blog reading :-). I will post in the coming days.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I just posted one. Here's the link:
http://jackievanbergen.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/geniaus-small-social-media-geneameme.html

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Here's my link Jill http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/social-media-geneameme/

It was a nice quick one.

Liz said...

Here's my link, Jill! Very thought provoking questions. Thanks for making me dig deep and think.

http://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2013/03/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-social.html

Kim Mills said...

Loved this meme! Here is mine.
http://footstepspast.blogspot.ca/2013/03/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-social.html

Jill Ball said...

Thanks all for your support of the geneameme. I have posted a list of links to responses at http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/responses-to-small-social-media.html

Julie @ Anglers Rest said...

Sorry it's late Jill

Here is mine -

http://anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-small-social-media-geneameme.html

Kylie Willison said...

I'm late but I have finally done it. Here is my submission to the Geneameme. http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2013/03/a-social-media-geneameme/

Jill Ball said...

It's never too late, Kylie and Julie. Still hoping for more posts.

Kerryn Taylor said...

I finally did it Jill!
http://ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/a-small-social-media-geneameme.html

caiteile.com said...

puff... puff... puff... Here 'tis Jill. Sorry to be so slow.
http://wp.me/p2adWw-CR Cheerio, Catherine

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