Social Networking Educators point of view
Social Networks <ul><li>Orkut:  is an internet social network service run by Google. It is similar to Facebook and Myspace...
<ul><li>Friendster: It was created in California by Jonathan Abrams  in March 2002. It currently has about 50 million user...
<ul><li>Plaxo: Is an online Address book serviced by Napster. </li></ul><ul><li>Ning: Is a company used for creating socia...
eCRUSH <ul><li>eCRUSH. com is a teen-oriented anonymous matching site designed to obviate fears of unrequited love. </li><...
Myspace <ul><li>The very first  MySpace users were E-Universe employees. The company held contests to see who could sign-u...
Fotolog <ul><li>In Spring 2006, a book of photographs from fotolog.com was published by the UK publisher Thames & Hudson t...
Educational?? <ul><li>Many Social networking sites are helpful for projects if you need pictures or stories you can get th...
Social Networking is good Because… -Social networking allows people to connect with one another. As long as teens are bein...
But on The Other Hand…. <ul><li>Students may depend on  social networks to start and maintain relationships and not being ...
Personal Opinion <ul><li>As an educator I think that Social networking sites should only be allowed a  certain times and w...
<ul><li>As an educator I think that social networks are a good thing because it helps students communicate between each ot...
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  1. 1. Social Networking Educators point of view
  2. 2. Social Networks <ul><li>Orkut: is an internet social network service run by Google. It is similar to Facebook and Myspace, it is mostly used in Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: Used For Professional Networking. It is a profitable site and used Just for Business </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Friendster: It was created in California by Jonathan Abrams in March 2002. It currently has about 50 million users. It was offered to be sold out by Google for $30 million but was turned down. It is based on a circle of friends (Social Network) and Web of Friends techniques for networking individuals in virtual communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Plaxo: Is an online Address book serviced by Napster. </li></ul><ul><li>Ning: Is a company used for creating social websites and social networks. The websites running on its service are built in standard PHP and the platform itself is run by Java </li></ul>
  5. 5. eCRUSH <ul><li>eCRUSH. com is a teen-oriented anonymous matching site designed to obviate fears of unrequited love. </li></ul><ul><li>A user creates a list of people he or she is interested in, and has the option of sending anonymous emails to those individuals indicating that an unidentified person has a crush on them. </li></ul><ul><li>The recipient can then logon to the site and create a list of people they are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>If the two people select each other, then the system notifies them of the match. </li></ul><ul><li>This system is a type of viral marketing in which awareness of the site spreads among friends and acquaintances similarly to a virus as they list each other as crushes and send emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000,000 people have matched on eCRUSH. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Myspace <ul><li>The very first MySpace users were E-Universe employees. The company held contests to see who could sign-up the most users. The company then used its resources to push MySpace to the masses. eUniverse used its 20 million users and e-mail subscribers to quickly breathe life into MySpace, and move it to the head of the pack of social networking websites. A key architect was tech expert Toan Nguyen who helped stabilize the MySpace platform when Brad Greenspan asked him to join the team. </li></ul><ul><li>Shortly after launching MySpace, team member Chris DeWolfe in its first business plan suggested that they start charging a fee for the basic MySpace service. Brad Greenspan nixed the idea, due to it being &quot;totally not necessary, as many mindless youths and adults will donate money to us anyway&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Some employees of MySpace including DeWolfe and Berman were later able to purchase equity in the property before MySpace, and its parent company eUniverse (now renamed ‘Intermix’), were bought in July 2005 for US$580 million by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and other media enterprises). Of this amount, approx. US$327m has been attributed to the value of MySpace according to the financial advisor fairness opinion. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fotolog <ul><li>In Spring 2006, a book of photographs from fotolog.com was published by the UK publisher Thames & Hudson titled fotolog.book: A Global Snapshot for the Digital Age . </li></ul><ul><li>Edited by Andrew Long and containing text contributions by Nick Currie, the book is organized in sections highlighting several themes that arose in the site's community of photographers and several individual photographers from some of the major cities and countries with many fotolog users. </li></ul><ul><li>On Sunday, July, 29th, 2007 Fotolog hit a milestone of 10,000,000 users. To celebrate they awarded to its 10 millionth user 10 years of free Gold Camera membership and 25 memberships to be given out to friends, also the &quot;Reverse Friends/Favorites&quot; list, which used to be exclusive for paying members, is now open to everyone. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Educational?? <ul><li>Many Social networking sites are helpful for projects if you need pictures or stories you can get them from people easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students make friends and have relationships with others. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps students with their typing and communication skills. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Networking is good Because… -Social networking allows people to connect with one another. As long as teens are being safe, and keep their personal information to them selves. Social networking can be good way to get to know people. - Social networking sites can also be good,because Some of which I have been on, allow you to talk to someone who can help you with a problem. (As long as you don’t give any large information, such as names. ) - Social networking is also a good thing, because it lets your kids, bring out their mature side (hopefully), and teach them NOT to give off information that tells other people where they live.
  10. 10. But on The Other Hand…. <ul><li>Students may depend on social networks to start and maintain relationships and not being able to do it in person. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows kids to stop doing their schoolwork they just have to wait until the teacher leaves the room, then you can do whatever you want. When the teacher is back they minimize and it is all good. </li></ul><ul><li>Another bad thing is how kids can find anybody they want all over the world. And people all over the world could find them. </li></ul><ul><li>This all allows kids to be vulnerable anywhere they go. If kids aren’t even safe at school, where are they safe? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Personal Opinion <ul><li>As an educator I think that Social networking sites should only be allowed a certain times and when a teacher is in the room. K.W </li></ul><ul><li>As an Educator I think that social networking sites are ok to a certain extent as long as the students act responsible and don’t give away personal information. A.R. </li></ul><ul><li>As an Educator I think that social networking is ok as long as it is used in an appropriate way. C.H. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>As an educator I think that social networks are a good thing because it helps students communicate between each other. B.K. </li></ul><ul><li>As an educator I think that Social networks are a good thing because It helps students develop useful skills. But they are misused and students fall behind in grades because they are distracted. It all depends on if the students are responsible or not. K.F. </li></ul>

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