Alex Espinós, La Magnética, Spain
Topics (there may be some changes depending on the length of the workshop):
– Museum’s goals in Social Media
– Setting KPI
– Facebook Analytics: making sense of Facebook stats. Setting a dashboard.
– A non-technical introduction to Social Network analysis and its core concepts for museum’s analysis: graph, centrality, influence, communities, clustering. We will focus more on the underlying user behavior and sociological research than on the math behind them.
– How to use these concepts to define better Twitter strategies and assess the results of our actions.
– Twitter analytics tools (including only free and inexpensive tools).
– An introduction to Gephi, an open source graph software. Drawing a first graph.
– Free resources on the net and suggested readings. Also technical readings for those who are not afraid of maths.
– Twitter and Facebook Ads. Using SNA concepts to define better targeted campaigns.
After the workshop, attendees will have
– A basic understanding of Social Network Analysis, and the structure and dynamics of Social networks.
– The skills to analyze their Facebook performance
– The skills to run basic Twitter analysis with SNA techniques
– The skills to analyze and improve their Twitter performance using affordable tools.
Workshop attendees will receive a dossier with useful information, in order to put into practice what they have learnt at the workshop once they have returned to their museums.
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