It is…<br />A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.<br />Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.<br />
How it works…<br />The main types of social networking services are those <br />Which contain category places (such as former school-year or classmates)<br />Means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages) .<br />Recommendation system linked to trust. <br />
Who uses what?<br />Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn being the most widely used in North America<br />Nexopia - Canada<br />Bebo,Hi5, Hyves -Netherlands <br />StudiVZ - Germany<br />iWiW - Hungary <br />Tuenti (mostly in Spain), Decayenne, Tagged, XING, Badoo and Skyrock in parts of Europe<br />Orkut and Hi5 in South America and Central America<br />Friendster, Mixi, Multiply, Orkut, Wretch, renren and Cyworld in Asia and the Pacific Islands and <br />Orkut and Facebook in India.<br />
One Account… or not?<br />There have been some attempts to standardize these services to avoid the need to duplicate entries of friends and interests. <br />FOAF Applications and the future…<br />
We’ll focus on…<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />Blogger<br />LinkedIn<br />Social Media in Plain English<br />
Twitter…<br />Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. <br />Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.<br />Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access.<br />
Twitter…<br />Twitter In Plain English<br />www.twitter.com<br />
Blogs…<br />A blog (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.<br />Blogs In Plain English<br />Blogger Set Up<br />
LinkedIn…<br />LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. <br />Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 it is mainly used for professional networking.<br />www.linkedin.com<br />
Facebook<br />Mark Zuckerberg invented Facemash on October 28, 2003, while attending Harvard as a sophomore. <br />Facebook opened on September 26, 2006, to everyone of ages 13 and older with a valid e-mail address<br />To date more than 400 million active users<br />50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day<br />Average user has 130 friends<br />People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook<br />
For help… <br />Google it…<br />Youtube it… <br />Or get a hold of me <br />Carla E. Ayers<br />Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
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