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A glimpse of what the future of 2020 has in store for so-called "friends" in social media.

A glimpse of what the future of 2020 has in store for so-called "friends" in social media.

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    • Future of FriendsYear 2020
      By: Tyler Wood, NerminGerges, NourDa’as
    • That is a friend in 2020
      Friendswillbecomeanyonewho you come into contact with or even strangers
      Includes all colleagues, acquaintances, and real friends or friends of friends
      http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_social_media_will_change_in_2010.php
      http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/173290
    • Concepts of friends
      Anyonewho knows you through someone else (6 degrees of separation) can become a part of your network and be a friend
      More friends all around
      the world
      http://blogging4jobs.com/social-media/the-future-of-social-media-in-2010
    • Future of Facebook
      http://wiki.ucalgary.ca/images/4/49/Facebook_joke.gif
    • http://files.posterous.com/steveshu/FmdeqistxkzvIgefnfHiybacHlGbeFAImzxFElzuuCryblshxisxrklhgeHa/media_httpbitly573d2rtd_ljbFCBgbgrIzeIy.573d2.scaled1000.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=1C9REJR1EMRZ83Q7QRG2&Expires=1277235785&Signature=cXMq06A3m5HwVnoWl%2F2nyYHaGRo%3D
    • Future of friends in social media
      Distance and Physical walls will matter less
      Whuffie is a conceptual social Metric based on what others think of you. In the future this Metric might actually be usable as real money
      http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/envisioning-your-future-in-2020.html
    • Making friends in the future
      http://blog.hubspot.com/Portals/249/images//HubSpot-Making-Friends.gif
    • Future Qualities of Friends
      Online friends will be harder to be trusted with personal information
      Relational activities are done via the internet
      Face to face time will be
      gone!
      http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/social_media_starfish.jpg
    • Quality of friends in the future
      Care will
      Relational d i s t a n c e and literal distance will be bigger
      Real solid friendship will diminish
      • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/2009/10/is-social-media-enough-for-maintaining-friendships.html
      • http://www.doshdosh.com/the-value-of-friends-in-social-media-websites/
    • Future of Friends and Privacy
      http://www.cs.virginia.edu/misc/local%20copy/8301-13739_1-9854409-46_files/1055_540x517.gif
    • Future Side effects
      http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/images/facebook-cartoon.jpg
    • Social Networking
      Identity is createdby the user to become whomever they desire online
      Status is built online through expansion of the a social network by adding friends casually and liberally
      This addition leads to a further reaching web providing more socialcapital
      Wikipedia - Online Identity
    • Social Capital
      With the Democratization of Online Social Networks, more social capital leads to more power
      So-called friends are used to give the user more power
    • Purpose of “Friends”
      Friends will exist as Weak ties
      With increased power from a vast network of friends, networking among weaker connections becomes more common
      Weak Ties and Diversity in Social Networks
    • http://bokardo.com/archives/weak-ties-and-diversity-in-social-networks/
    • Networking Amongst “Friends”
      Ideas or products are being spread simply and efficiently across social media sites
      Automatically done via Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites
      Friends are added or removed selfishly to satisfy needs of a user
    • Connectivity
      Friends are more commonly less connected
      Friendships are built or destroyed with the simple click of a mouse button
      Cutting ties to people doesn’t trigger the same emotional difficulty due to lack of contact with individuals
    • Global Connections
      A vast amount of international connections are made
      By 2020 a large majority of the world population will own a mobile device
      Access to internet
      and social mediums
      is more predominant
    • Extensive Reach
      Smaller gaps between friends of different nations are more common
      Having several friends in many different countries leads to a
      unified global network
    • Very Loose Ties
      Cross continental friends are very weak ties
      Still a point of contact for people to become connected should they ever travel
    • Enhanced Trust
      Genuine information can be retrieved through friends willing to share knowledge
      Could be considered a more trustworthy source of information than the general public
      Knowledge Sharing
    • Feedback
      Feedback from friends ranks higher than strangers
      Power is derived from the collaboration of individuals fuelling each other
      It comes in the form of feedback within a couple degrees of separation
    • Challenges and Implications
      In the future, with technology advancing and becoming more convenient will come more privacy and security issues
      The public may have good or bad experiences with this
    • Experiences
      People stalking your profile and finding out information about you
      Private content will be accessible by the public
      Threats or reputation damage can be an issue
      http://sdow.semanticweb.org/2008/pub/slides/SDoW2008-slides-Beyond-Walled-Gardens-Open-Standards-for-the-Social-Web/
    • Experiences
      People may be more selective to accepting friend requests
      Bad experiences may lead people to shut down accounts
      Social networking companies may suffer losses
    • Experiences
      Good experiences may lead to more and more people joining social networking sites
      People may have issues in households because of some information they see on the internet
    • Identity, security
      With the ease of access to technology and mobile devices by 2020, security issues will be a top priority for government regulators
      Keeping information private will be a thing of the past – all information will be posted for the public to see and it will be very difficult to keep information
    • Identity, security
      People can create fake profiles
      There can be serious reputation damage
      Identity theft can occur
      People may create profiles of someone nonexistent
      http://www.allfacebook.com/2008/12/lindsay-lohan-facebook/
    • Identity, security
      People may hack into accounts and display wrong information on your behalf
      You may not be able to access your own account
      http://www.pc1news.com/news/0325/fake-profiles-on-fakebook-facebook.html
    • 2020…
      These few issues will occur and by 2020 we will see many changes on the social networking that exist today
      There may be more sites under development and some sites may have to shut down
      Hopefully there will be more ways to make the Internet a safer place than it is
    • …Could be difficult
      The challenges we will face in 2020 will be much harder than the ones we face today
      Not only will we have to look after ourselvesbut we will have to look after a much younger age group that will be using the internet and social networks
    • References
      Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/05/11/analysis-some-facebook-privacy-issues-are-real-some-are-not/
      Facebook, Privacy, and the Loss of Trust: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100513_facebook_privacy_and_the_loss_of_trust/
      The Fake Facebook Accounts: http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/116217-FAKE-FACEBOOK-ACCOUNTS.aspx
      The Future of Social Networking websites: https://secure.nai.com/us/local_content/misc/threat_center/msj_future_social_networking.pdf
      Online Identity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_identity
    • References
      Democratization of Online Social Networks: http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2009/41--The-Democratization-of-Online-Social-Networks.aspx
      Weak Ties: http://bokardo.com/archives/weak-ties-and-diversity-in-social-networks/
      World Images: http://www.libforall.org/photos/Global%20Network%20Web%20Image.02.JPG, http://kabrenlevinson.com/blog/images/globalnetwork.jpg
      Knowledge Sharing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_sharing
      Future of social media 2010: http://blogging4jobs.com/social-media/the-future-of-social-media-in-2010