A social networking service that is a shared structure which focuses on building online communities of individuals that share interests and/or activities who seek to gain and explore the interests and activities of others (Boyd, 2007).
So, what does it entail?
Blogging, posting pictures, commenting on profiles, emailing, self-presentation by making “your space your own”, posting information about yourself, sharing links with others, uploading various kinds of information, IMing, microblogging, Skyping, reading news feeds, and the list goes on…
“ Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” (Kranzberg 1986: 454-548)
Too much of one thing, is never good!
The wise words of my professors…
“ It is your job to tease apart all the hypothesis and theories you research and come across, and find your place in the data and make it your own by establishing your very own stances and opinions on issues, to support or refute by in everyday life”
Overall, I personally love technology and I enjoy researching its uses and what deleterious findings have been purported. I advocate its use through moderation management and I encourage mindfulness in all people do- online or offline.