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Social Networking for Genealogists (edition 2009)

by Drew Smith

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Title:Social Networking for Genealogists
Authors:Drew Smith
Info:Genealogical Publishing Company (2009), Paperback, 136 pages
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Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith



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This book describes the wide array of social networking services that are now available online and highlights how these services can be used by genealogists to share information, photos, and videos with family, friends, and other researchers. Each chapter guides you through a unique category of social networking services using genealogy-related examples. From blogs and wikis to Facebook and Second Life, author Drew Smith shows you how to incorporate these powerful new tools into your family history research. Specifically, you'll find chapters devoted to the following social networking services: Blogs; Collaborative editing; Genealogy-specific social networks; General social networking (Facebook); Message boards & mailing lists; Photos & video sharing; Podcasts; RSS feeds; Sharing personal libraries; Tags; Virtual worlds; Wikis. Genealogical.com [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Social%20Networking%20for%20Genealogists/5446.html] ( )
  MSOG_Members | Oct 21, 2011 |
Basic reading for those considering getting involved in social networking. Could use a little more about privacy issues. I found several interesting sites I didn't know about until I read this book, and I consider myself to be pretty adept with computers and with genealogy.
  malob | Sep 28, 2011 |
Very good introduction to the use of social networking techniques relevant to genealogists ( )
  jerriet | Aug 30, 2011 |
This is a 129 page reference book that covers the different aspects of using the social media available to broaden your genealogical horizons, such as mailing lists, blogs, and social networking sites. It is a simple read with screen prints showing you steps in each chapter, although it doesn't go into too much depth on any one category. At the end of each chapter, it gives suggestions to get you started in the area that chapter covered. It was written in an interesting and easy to understand way, and even though I was already familiar with most of the social media topics covered, I was able to find a couple of new ones and some that I hadn't even considered using for genealogy. It is an excellent resource for beginners in the social media realm and worth flipping through for the more experienced. ( )
  Inkasi888 | May 3, 2011 |
This is a 14 chapter , 129 page book on the basics of genealogy networking. Found it interesting and informative. Must have for the beginner, a refresher for the seasoned genealogist. Great to have in ones own collection. ( )
  swedish_gnome | Mar 2, 2011 |
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Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.

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