Introduction Definition: What’s Social network? History of social network Why do people use social networks? Caracteristics of social network Impact of social network Kinds of social network Social networking statistics Social network and « The Arab Spring »Conclusion
Social networks are the most means ofcommunication used by a large number ofpeople especially the youth. Nowadays, no onecan live without having an account on twitter oron facebook or on an other kinds of socialnetwork, in order to be connected to the wholeenvironnement.
Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online.
1971: the first e-mail is sent. The two computers were sitting right next to each other. 1994: One of the web’s first social networking sites. GEOCITIES is founded. The concept was for users to create their own websites. 1995: the GLOBE.COM gave users the freedom to personalize their online experiences by publishing their own content and intercting with others with similar interests.
2003:MySpeace is launched, first conceived as a FRIENDSTER CLONE created by an internet Marketing firm . 2004:Facebook is launched originally as a way of connecting U.S college students. First launched at Harvard college. 2006:Twitter is launched. 2008: Facebook overtakes MySpeace as the leading Social networking site.
• Saving time.• Meeting others with similar interests.• Sharing different kinds of information.• Having contact with OLD friends and classemates.
• User-based• Interactive• Community-driven• Relationships• Emotion over content
Face to FaceWorldwide Connectivity Connections areCommonality of Interest EndangeredReal-Time Information Cyberbullying and Sharing Crimes Against ChildrenFree Advertising Risks of Fraud or Identity Theft Time Waster
Communication Teenagers Recruitment Marketing/Advertisement Entertainment
• Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of peoples real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.
• Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?"by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."
Viadeo is a professional social network withover 40 million members. Viadeo is used bythose who want to:• Increase their business opportunities• Manage and develop their network ofprofessional contacts
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professionalnetwork with over 120 million members andgrowing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to yourtrusted contacts and helps you exchangeknowledge, ideas, and opportunities with abroader network of professionals.
• Google+ (Google Plus ) is a social networking and identity service,[operated by Google.• Google+ integrates social services such as Google Profiles and Google Buzz, and introduces new services identified as Circles and Sparks. Google+ is available as a web site, and will be available as a desktop application, and is already available as a mobile application.
• MySpace is a social networking service launched in 2003. In August 2011, MySpace had 33.1 million unique U.S. visitors.
"Our evidence suggests thatsocial media carried a cascade of messages about freedom and democracy across NorthAfrica and the Middle East, and helped raise expectations for the success of political uprising,”
The “Arab Spring” in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere inthe Mid-East heavily relied on the Internet, socialmedia and technologies like Twitter, TwitPic, Facebookand YouTube in the early stages to accelerate the socialprotest. There is less evidence that social media playedas strong a role in places like Yemen (where Internetpenetration is low or Libya where the governmentcracked down on the Internet more effectively.
Because networking in online socialcommunities is still a relatively young onlinetrend, whether or not social networking isharmful is still unknown. Like any other type ofnetworking or social club with which individualsbecome involved, it is a good idea to do yourhomework and make sure that you know whatyou are getting into. Understand the terms ofuse, the rules and regulations, and be clear onissues like security and privacy.