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Some useful terms explained
). Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, cause or issue; others function as more personal online diaries where entries are displayed in reversechronological order. A typical blog includes images, and links to other blogs and media.
– A mobile ICT support and development worker who has a caseload of voluntaryand community sector clients and can give impartial advice about all aspect of technologyincluding how best to use Social Media. (see -www.lasa.org.uk/circuitriders).
– RSS feeds are automatically picked up to be read at leisure in a feed reader (such as Bloglines or Google Reader) without you having to visit each website individually.
– An online photo storage website which also includes tagging and commenting sophotos taken by many people but tagged with the same terms can be viewed in a single pool.
– Well managed and well resourced (ICT) Information and Communications Technologyenables your organisation to perform better and to explore its ability to do more exciting things.
- a method for exporting and importing content, also known as a web feed.
- a news feed with a media sound file attached that can be picked up by a feed reader.
- Really Simple Syndication, a way of formatting news content for a feed reader or evendelivery as an email in your inbox. Often denoted on websites with an orange RSS symbol.
– (websites such as Delicious, Magnolia or Digg). These are a way toaccess the bookmarks others have saved about a subject that interests you.
– (websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn or MySpace). These communitywebsites link people who share interests and activities or who are interested in exploring theinterests and activities of others. They provide various ways for users to interact, such as chat,messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups and more.
– a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send up to 140character “updates” as SMS text-based posts. It is ideal for keeping in touch with groups of people or canvassing a wide range of people about a particular topic or question.
– (sometimes called Social Media or New Media). Terms used to describe internetservices where social collaboration and participation is positively encouraged, unlike websites of a few years ago where content was served on pages in a static way with no ability to interact.
- is software that allows users to easily create, edit, and link pages together. Wikis areoften used to create collaborative websites or allow a disperse groups of people to workcollaboratively on building documents. Perhaps the most popular example is Wikipedia.
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Is your organisation planning to increase use of these tools in the next 12 months?Yes, definitely / Yes, a little / Maybe if worthwhile / No / Don’t know
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