Wiki’s A online social presentation Presented by Beth O` Regan
What's it all about!
How Online Social Networks have impacted on the Internet of today.
What are the advantages and disadvantages in relation to a form of communication and information technology?
Wiki`s history ?
How it works ?
A brief history
“ 1978: The First Computer Bulletin Board System, CBBS, Goes Online
Ward Christensen and Randy Suess develop the Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS) in Chicago. Opened to the public the following year, it is the first electronic message-posting network. Christensen, a physicist by education and a mainframe programmer by profession, was an electronics hobbyist in his spare time. By the late 1970s he had become expert at programming computers to transfer files from one machine to another via modems and telephone line” (tmg-emedia, inc 1999-2007).
How Online Social Networks have impacted on the Internet of today.
From time began communication has been the key factor in any transaction or interaction.
Your not alone-has brother barriers of communication down
At a finger tip away knowledge and information can be used
Dictionaries and tutorials make information understandable so its worldwide
Creative-made people creative
IP address space in depletion
“ while bulletin boards will not solve the internet's problems (nor vice versa), the convergence of the internet and bulletin board technology may offer at least metrical relief in several areas” (Bern & Aboba 1993).
Interesting facts-learning new facts shared by peoples opinion.
Reliability-more reliable then picking a news paper up.
Cost alternative-cheap alternative then paying for a newspaper.
Advances in Security-information on that is posted and can only be got by a password.
“ it wasn't feasible to converse an all-hands meeting, the company was in a hurry”(Kimball &Rheingold 2000)
Speed-information published a faster rate
Information that is not censored for newspapers
Open discussion-opinions –original opinions <the truth>.
Security-harder to get information of blogs-instead registering passwords and user name just to read information
Broadcasted-information broadcasted with unsuitable photos. for example bebo finessed.
Follow terms and conditions- always read the small print
Nowadays more laws and policies when sharing information
“ what dangers are there in newsgroup and discussion areas?”
“ there a lot of problems you might come across when participating in public discussions everything form getting your name on spam lists being able to put together a profile of your interests with only a few mouse-clicks” (Gralla 1999, p.193).
List of social networking websites From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Name description user count Registration By invite or payment ( OpenID ) 490,310  "Dark" blogs, based on LiveJournal DeadJournal Open Unknown Collective narratives or "shared biographies" Dandelife Open 15,000,000  Young South Koreans Cyworld Open 21,000  "Consumeetings" Consumating Open 40,000,000  School, college, work and the military Classmates.com Open 6,900,000  Green living and activism Care2 Open 1,600,000  Car enthusiasts CarDomain Open 4,000,000  General (music and video) Bolt Open 947,169  Blogs, based on LiveJournal Blurty Open 26,000,000  Video sharing and webcam chat Broadcaster Open 80,000  Link sharing Blue Dot Open 22,000,000  Schools and colleges Bebo Open 16,000,000  African-Americans BlackPlanet.com Open to students but approval based Hundreds  Mutually good-looking students Amiworthit Invite-only 150,000  European jet set and social elite aSmallWorld Open 11,000  Free Software and Open Source developers Advogato Open 627,000  Tagging 43 Things
Open 400,000  Virtual pets GoPets Open Unknown General Gazzag Open 5,000,000  Anime and Games Gaia Online Open 10,100  General Frühstückstreff Open 29,100,000  General Friendster Open 12,000,000  School, college, work, sport and streets Friends Reunited Open 1,000,000  Photo sharing Fotki Open ( Yahoo! login) 4,000,000  Photo sharing Flickr Open to people 18 and older. 265,000  Flirting/Dating Flirtomatic Open 5,900,000  British teens and 20-somethings Faceparty Open 14,000,000  European young adults (14-24) Facebox Open 16,000,000  College/High School students Facebook Open 3,800,000  General eSPIN Open 100,000  Business Ecademy Invite-only 53,000  Careers Doostang Open 235,000+  Clubbing (primarily UK) DontStayIn Open Unknown  Mobile location-based service, owned by Google Dodgeball.com Open Unknown  Instant messaging imeem Open 2,311,790  General; focus on students and Dutch speakers Hyves Open Unknown General Hi5 Invite-only 830,000  Poland Grono.net Open 1,514,865  Blogs, based on LiveJournal GreatestJournal Open 650,000  School, college, and work Graduates.com
Open 989,000  Canada Nexopia Open 950,000  General myYearbook Open 162,400,000  General MySpace Open 1,510,000  Cell phones myGamma Open 3,000,000  "Real world" relationships Multiply Open Unknown Music MOG Invite-only 8,000,000  Japan Mixi Open 3,600,000  Latinos MiGente.com Open 67,000  General MEETin Open 1,200,000  Sweden LunarStorm Open ( OpenID ) 10,921,263  Blogging LiveJournal Open 8,500,000  Business LinkedIn Open 15,000,000  Music Last.fm Open Unknown Football (soccer) Joga Bonito Invite only 1,500,000  Hungary iWiW Open 400,000  Finland IRC-Galleria Open 1,000,000  3D chat software IMVU Open 500,000  American high schools Sconex Open 250,000  Business Ryze College students only 400,000  Music Ruckus Open 25,000,000  Locating friends and family Reunion.com Open 900,000  Consumer ratings + social networking RateItAll Open 100,000  British teens ProfileHeaven Open 530,000  Swedish teenagers Playahead Open 10,000,000  Teenagers, Canadians, photo sharing Piczo Open 100,000  Foreign Languages (education) Phrasebase Open 4,700,000  General Passado Open ( Google login) 46,423,762  Owned by Google orkut
Open ( Windows Live ID ) 30,000,000  Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) Windows Live Spaces Open Unknown  Genealogy & Biography WebBiographies Open to people 18 and older 7,000,000  Travel & Lifestyle WAYN Open Unknown Blogging Vox Open 20,000  Vietnamese VietSpace Open 766,000  Gothic industrial culture Vampire Freaks Open Unknown Update friends with your status through SMS, IM, web interfaces Twitter Open 602,876  General Tribe Open 90,000  Travel Travellerspoint Open 364,474 Custom T-shirts Threadless Open 800,000  Teens and colleges The Student Center Open 116,000  Social action TakingITGlobal Open 1,850,692  General (tagging) TagWorld Open 1,200,000  Websurfing Stumbleupon Open 1,000,000 University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries Studivz Open 18,000  Recreational Sports Sportsvite Open 36,467  Social consciousness Zaadz Open Unknown United States adults Yelp Open to people 18 and older ( Yahoo! login) 4,700,000  Linked to Yahoo! IDs Yahoo! 360° Open 1,000,000  Colleges Xuqa Open 1,000,000  Business XING Open 40,000,000  Blogs and "metro" areas Xanga
wiki is a collaborate website (created since 2001)
Bandwidth and server donated by Wales.
Combined encyclopedia ~ Et voilà ( www.wikipedia.org )
Wikipedia-a host of information
Information on every sort of topics
Now in several languages –a global virtual book of information
Example of the a search result in wikipedia
Host of information
Explanation- a detailed explanation of a certain topic.
Information on a global bases- information shared without going abroad to find it
Wiki-a brand reliable name know for facts and equations
“ A wiki is software that allows users to easily create, edit, and link pages together. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites” ( wikipedia 2007).
information is still gathered and updated every second.
Not only information given but an option to post and voice your opinion and facts on a topic
Free information without looking up countless of books
Discussion groups open for a use full resources for projects and essays.
Thank you for listening to my presentation Slan leat
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