Social Networks
April Steenburgh, Jaimie Ehardt, and
Rolando Valentin
History of Social
Networks
• The first site recognizable as what we would call a
social networking site launched in 1997.
...
History of Social
Networks
• Alas, SixDegrees was short-lived, closing down in
2000. It may have been ahead of its time
• ...
History of Social
Networks
• After Myspace, blogging took off with sites like
Livejournal.
• All social network sites were...
References
•

Boyd, D. & Ellison, N. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history
and scholarship. Retrieved from
htt...
Top 5 Most Popular
Social Networking Sites
#1-Facebook
#2-Twitter
#3- Linkedin
#4- Pinterest
#5- Google+
References
•
•

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites
http://technozigzag.com/internet/top-5-most-pop...
Digital Native
• Prensky defines these as the
group of individuals, specifically
students in kindergarten through
college,...
Where do the rest of us
lie?
• Digital Immigrant: Prensky suggests
that all other individuals outside of
the digital nativ...
Which one best represents
you?
• Digital
Native

•Digital
Immigrant
What is a Digital Hermit?
• A term that I respectfully dubbed as those
individuals who shy away from the usage
of new tech...
References
• Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital
Immigrants. Retrieved <November 13, 2013>, from
http://www.nnsto...
Applications of Social
Networks
• Education
o Utilizing networks such as Facebook or Twitter for class discussion platform...
Social Network Best
Practices
• Develop a social media policy
• Ensure that users can report abuse or questionable
content...
References
• Miller, S. (2013). Increasing student participation in online
group discussions via Facebook. Retrieved from
...
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Social Networks

  1. 1. Social Networks April Steenburgh, Jaimie Ehardt, and Rolando Valentin
  2. 2. History of Social Networks • The first site recognizable as what we would call a social networking site launched in 1997. SixDegrees.com. o Profiles o List your friends o Move through Friends lists • While those functions existed across places like dating sites, SixDegress was the first to combine them into one location
  3. 3. History of Social Networks • Alas, SixDegrees was short-lived, closing down in 2000. It may have been ahead of its time • Business started working on business networks with Ryze.com in 2001 (leading to things like LinkedIn later) • In 2003 Social Networks really started to take off, Myspace launching to compete with Friendster and Xanga.
  4. 4. History of Social Networks • After Myspace, blogging took off with sites like Livejournal. • All social network sites were working to fine tune the interface and appeal of how they managed profiles, friends lists, and the ease with which individuals could move through their friends, as well as privacy concerns, in order to attract users
  5. 5. References • Boyd, D. & Ellison, N. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history and scholarship. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.10836101.2007.00393.x/full
  6. 6. Top 5 Most Popular Social Networking Sites
  7. 7. #1-Facebook
  8. 8. #2-Twitter
  9. 9. #3- Linkedin
  10. 10. #4- Pinterest
  11. 11. #5- Google+
  12. 12. References • • http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites http://technozigzag.com/internet/top-5-most-popular-social-networking-sites/263
  13. 13. Digital Native • Prensky defines these as the group of individuals, specifically students in kindergarten through college, that have grown up surrounded and saturated with new technologies
  14. 14. Where do the rest of us lie? • Digital Immigrant: Prensky suggests that all other individuals outside of the digital native arena are considered digital immigrants; adapting to the digital environment but never fully immersed in it
  15. 15. Which one best represents you? • Digital Native •Digital Immigrant
  16. 16. What is a Digital Hermit? • A term that I respectfully dubbed as those individuals who shy away from the usage of new technologies such as social media. • Not only do they shy away from it digital hermits also have a hard time dealing with the idea of utilizing social media within the classroom.
  17. 17. References • Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Retrieved <November 13, 2013>, from http://www.nnstoy.org/download/technology/Digit al%20Natives%20-%20Digital%20Immigrants.pdf
  18. 18. Applications of Social Networks • Education o Utilizing networks such as Facebook or Twitter for class discussion platforms as opposed to traditional LMS o Using blogs as a space for students to share ideas and for peers to join in discussion through comments as opposed to individuals handing in papers • Business/Non-Profits o Getting news to customer/community in regards to events and activities o Get feedback from customers/community
  19. 19. Social Network Best Practices • Develop a social media policy • Ensure that users can report abuse or questionable content and develop a process for dealing with it. • Be consistent, both in posting regularity and content • Engage your audience o Respond to comments o Strike up conversation o Make posts that are relevant and appealing to your audience • Be aware of privacy and moderator settings that are available to you
  20. 20. References • Miller, S. (2013). Increasing student participation in online group discussions via Facebook. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.library.esc.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/p dfviewer?sid=f457356a-d614-4894-b54438ae0144b814%40sessionmgr115&vid=8&hid=4210 • Vaccaro, A. (2007). 9 best practices using social toos in education. Retrieved from http://goingon.com/blog/9-bestpractices-using-social-tools-education-facebook-educatorsguide
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