Social Networking Eric Derba email@example.com 91.113.204 Exploring the Internet, Fall 2010
Social networking • Social networking is a network of people who associate with online groups. • These groups are centered around people’s common interests and friends. • People generate lists and groups of friends and post thoughts and photos to share others. • People can communicate through the internet and meet new people.
Types of Networking • General • Facebook.com and Myspace.com • Professional • LinkedIn.com: reconnect with colleagues • Educational • Blackboard • Dating • Eharmony.com, Match.com
Anything you can think of! • There are social networking sites for just about any topic or interest you can think of. • Sports, Arts, Hobbies, Politics, News, Video sharing, File sharing, Gaming and just about any information sharing. • People share information to meet new people, learn new things, and get their name out there.
Advertising • Social networking is an excellent way to promote a business or product. • People can advertise to groups that people have already associated themselves with. • Meet potential clients and share ideas.
Past • Social networking was slowly created and developed beginning with the military for command and communication purposes. • They didn’t create Facebook, but simply communicated through computers by posting messages in common areas for people to view and respond. • This was slow and insecure.
Web 2.0 • Web 2.0 is really the beginning of social networking as we know it. • Allows user oriented transfer of video, files, and messages instantly. • Allows for user-generated content. • This allowed for Facebook, Myspace, Youtube..etc
Safety • Internet safety if a big issue today. • People can make face profiles on sites. • People can stalk and find out personal information about people. • Meet people why claim to be someone else. • Harassment • Self-incrimination