The whole social media unit is lot more for me. We all learnt and aware of many things which we don’t know.I only know about face book and twitter through this unit I learnt about you tube , photo sharing and blog. The most appealing unit for me is blog. It is safe way to engage social activity and you can create your interest blog.It will help me in future. Libraries are using social media successfully and engaging their user. I am surprised to see the photo sharing site Historypin where libraries are preserving their history through history photos, video and audio recording.It is very good that young generation can see their history through this site.
Photo sharing sites such as Flickr or InStagram have two main goals. Help the people to make their photos available to other and organizing photos and can viewed photos without creating an account.so, in this way photo have many benefits for libraries for example they can show photos of their collection, They can show their events and services user can involved by this way and aware of their upcoming events.
Libraries can show photos of their progress and can give sneak peek of upcoming event and exibition to show their user all the hard work they are doing. Libraries can share photos of their staff which are ready to help user.
Video sharing sites have many benefits for library, You Tube is popular video sharing website. In libraries webpage people discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people of different places to connect, inform, and inspire others and make library a global world.Through video sharing libraries become closer to each other.
The most good thing about video sharing is that user can search without creating you tube account.In libraries user can subscribe to the channels where user can receive automatic updates to that channels.People can watch videos of new books put in the library.
Micro blogging is short and quick way of sending information . It is like text messaging but it is different in this way in micro blogging you can listen to the ideas and thoughts of others and participate if you choose to .
Twitter is an example of a micro blogging site, where ‘tweet’ or messages are limited to 140 characters.
Micro blogging is more popular because it is portable you can tweet on your mobile phone and you know quickley the current information. Twitter has played a vital role in keeping people safe during disasters and tragedies. User can upload and updates images of events in real time.
Micro blogging has many benefits for the library. In libraries they advertise their upcoming event and share photos of current event where tweeter can participate by giving their comments.
Libraries can introduce their upcoming books events and books of their famous writer .