Why organisation include social media within their website


I love social media!

Essentially social media lets you interact with others and share and create content through online communities.

Social media present great marketing opportunities for all types of organisations. At the very least an organisation can use social media to:

  • promote the name of the organisation
  • tell customers about what you do and how you do it
  • find out what customers think of your organisation
  • attract new people
  • build stronger relationships with existing customers.

Creating an environment within social media that is in fact, social, is what i intend to do.



Podcasts I’ve been listening to!

I absolutely love listening to podcast. I find it a really simple and interesting way to learn.

In class today, Margie mentioned the “Dear Listener” podcast, created by librarians at the State Library of Victoria.

The podcast from How Stuff Work, such as Stuff You Should Know and Stuff Mom Never Told You, are amongst my favourites.

I also like all that is produced by Gimlet Media, as there content is modern and very entertaining.


Catching up with my work!

Hello Blog, my old friend…

I apologise for neglecting your over the last few weeks but I have good reason! I hit my head and forgot, literally…I’m okay now, so lets get on with it!

Ive been playing around, more than anything, with my draft of the school website.

Tonight and tomorrow I plan on doing a lot of the research and bit by bit adding and adapting my site to suit. Im working my way through the list provided of criteria that the site must have, one by one and making it work!



ICAWEB417A – Class overview – 20th July

The plan for todays class is to go in a bit deeper into the how to use wordpress:

  • How to resources
    • video
    • VU collaborate notes
    • books from library

We will also be discussing:

  • what makes a website social?
  • why do we want to make our sites social?
  • what do libraries do with social media and websites?
  • Looking at State Library of Victoria site.