Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Further resources: social media

Rebecca Atkinson, 15.03.2011
Find out more about social media and add your own links
MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

Web 2.0 (Museum Practice, 2009)

Issue of Museum Practice exploring how museums can develop and maintain an online presence – from blogging to social media websites – to build communities and engage with audiences

Social work (Museums Journal, December 2010)
Ben Goodwin looks at how social media has transformed the way museums and galleries engage with audiences

Blogging on (Museums Journal, August 2008)
The online cultural world is awash with enthusiastic bloggers. Patrick Steel finds out if any of them are worth reading

OTHER ARTICLES

Centre for the future of museums blog
Blog article looking at how museums in Australia have turned natural history specimens into social media celebrities

Social media gives the arts an edge (Arts Council England)

Article published on 2 September 2010 exploring the potential of social media websites for arts organisations

OTHER WEBSITES

Museums Computer Group

The Museums Computer Group provides a forum for discussion between museum, gallery, archive and higher education professionals who work with computers and new technologies

MuseumNext
Blog and conference investigating how technology is changing the expectations of museum audiences

US Air Force blog assessment chart
US Air Force's blog assessment chart, which offers a useful template for museums looking to develop risk analysis of social media

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council digital guides
Downloadable guides on social media from MLA

Brooklyn Museum’s community pages
The Brooklyn Museum in New York is often considered ahead of the game when it comes to social media. This section of its website explains its different social media strands

Wired
Online edition of Wired magazine covering new online and offline trends

Mashable
Website covering the latest news for social and digital media, technology and web culture

TWITTER TOOLS

bit.ly – URL shortener that enables you to track referrals from Twitter to your website
Twitpic.com - upload photos to twitter
Twittergrader.com - tool that allows you to see how influential you are on twitter
Tweetcloud.com - allows you find out "what's being said" across the Twittersphere or from a specific Twitter user
Klout.com - The Klout Score is the measurement of your overall online influence on Twitter
Friendorfollow.com - find out who isn’t following you back
Userqwitter.com - allows you to monitor your turnover of Twitter followers
Twittersheep.com - enter your twitter username to see a tag cloud from the bios of your twitter "flock" (followers)
Twhirl.org - desktop tool to help you manage your Twitter account
Tweetdeck.com - desktop tool to help you manage your social media accounts

NB New Twitter tools come and go, so if any of the above are no longer active or new websites come along, please share this with others in the comment box below

TWITTER LISTS AND HASHTAGS

Museums on Twitter - Twitter list of different museums on Twitter, curated by @MuseumTrekker
#museumcuts - hashtag where you can share how cuts are affecting your museum
#savemuseums - hashtag advocating for museums
#museumpics - Picture a Museum Day (17 March 2011) is a global initiative that aims to give behind-the-scenes pictorial access to the world's museums

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20.05.2011, 09:57
CREATE YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY - online template from TalkwWeb http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10548697/FacebookTabs/TalkWebSocial.pdf
16.03.2011, 11:08
Social networks are now the most popular online desitination in the UK according to Hitwise.com - http://www.hitwise.com/uk/press-centre/press-releases/social-media-update-march-2011/