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  1. 1. Wiki’s A online social presentation Presented by Beth O` Regan
  2. 2. What's it all about! <ul><li>How Online Social Networks have impacted on the Internet of today. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages and disadvantages in relation to a form of communication and information technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki`s history ? </li></ul><ul><li>How it works ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. A brief history <ul><li>“ 1978: The First Computer Bulletin Board System, CBBS, Goes Online </li></ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Online Social Networks have impacted on the Internet of today. <ul><li>From time began communication has been the key factor in any transaction or interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Your not alone-has brother barriers of communication down </li></ul><ul><li>At a finger tip away knowledge and information can be used </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries and tutorials make information understandable so its worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Creative-made people creative </li></ul><ul><li>IP address space in depletion </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages <ul><li>Interesting facts-learning new facts shared by peoples opinion. </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability-more reliable then picking a news paper up. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost alternative-cheap alternative then paying for a newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Advances in Security-information on that is posted and can only be got by a password. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Its benefits </li></ul><ul><li>“ it wasn't feasible to converse an all-hands meeting, the company was in a hurry”(Kimball &Rheingold 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Speed-information published a faster rate </li></ul><ul><li>Information that is not censored for newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Open discussion-opinions –original opinions <the truth>. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages <ul><li>Security-harder to get information of blogs-instead registering passwords and user name just to read information </li></ul><ul><li>Security –expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasted-information broadcasted with unsuitable photos. for example bebo finessed. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow terms and conditions- always read the small print </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays more laws and policies when sharing information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Security <ul><li>“ what dangers are there in newsgroup and discussion areas?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  9. 9. List of social networking websites From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Name description user count Registration By invite or payment ( OpenID ) 490,310 [16] &quot;Dark&quot; blogs, based on LiveJournal DeadJournal Open Unknown Collective narratives or &quot;shared biographies&quot; Dandelife Open 15,000,000 [15] Young South Koreans Cyworld Open 21,000 [14] &quot;Consumeetings&quot; Consumating Open 40,000,000 [13] School, college, work and the military Open 6,900,000 [12] Green living and activism Care2 Open 1,600,000 [11] Car enthusiasts CarDomain Open 4,000,000 [10] General (music and video) Bolt Open 947,169 [9] Blogs, based on LiveJournal Blurty Open 26,000,000 [8] Video sharing and webcam chat Broadcaster Open 80,000 [7] Link sharing Blue Dot Open 22,000,000 [6] Schools and colleges Bebo Open 16,000,000 [5] African-Americans Open to students but approval based Hundreds [4] Mutually good-looking students Amiworthit Invite-only 150,000 [3] European jet set and social elite aSmallWorld Open 11,000 [2] Free Software and Open Source developers Advogato Open 627,000 [1] Tagging 43 Things
  10. 10. Open 400,000 [32] Virtual pets GoPets Open Unknown General Gazzag Open 5,000,000 [31] Anime and Games Gaia Online Open 10,100 [30] General Frühstückstreff Open 29,100,000 [29] General Friendster Open 12,000,000 [28] School, college, work, sport and streets Friends Reunited Open 1,000,000 [27] Photo sharing Fotki Open ( Yahoo! login) 4,000,000 [26] Photo sharing Flickr Open to people 18 and older. 265,000 [25] Flirting/Dating Flirtomatic Open 5,900,000 [24] British teens and 20-somethings Faceparty Open 14,000,000 [23] European young adults (14-24) Facebox Open 16,000,000 [22] College/High School students Facebook Open 3,800,000 [21] General eSPIN Open 100,000 [20] Business Ecademy Invite-only 53,000 [19] Careers Doostang Open 235,000+ [18] Clubbing (primarily UK) DontStayIn Open Unknown [17] Mobile location-based service, owned by Google Open Unknown [37] Instant messaging imeem Open 2,311,790 [36] General; focus on students and Dutch speakers Hyves Open Unknown General Hi5 Invite-only 830,000 [35] Poland Open 1,514,865 [34] Blogs, based on LiveJournal GreatestJournal Open 650,000 [33] School, college, and work
  11. 11. Open 989,000 [52] Canada Nexopia Open 950,000 [51] General myYearbook Open 162,400,000 [50] General MySpace Open 1,510,000 [49] Cell phones myGamma Open 3,000,000 [48] &quot;Real world&quot; relationships Multiply Open Unknown Music MOG Invite-only 8,000,000 [47] Japan Mixi Open 3,600,000 [46] Latinos Open 67,000 [45] General MEETin Open 1,200,000 [44] Sweden LunarStorm Open ( OpenID ) 10,921,263 [43] Blogging LiveJournal Open 8,500,000 [42] Business LinkedIn Open 15,000,000 [41] Music Open Unknown Football (soccer) Joga Bonito Invite only 1,500,000 [40] Hungary iWiW Open 400,000 [39] Finland IRC-Galleria Open 1,000,000 [38] 3D chat software IMVU Open 500,000 [63] American high schools Sconex Open 250,000 [62] Business Ryze College students only 400,000 [61] Music Ruckus Open 25,000,000 [60] Locating friends and family Open 900,000 [59] Consumer ratings + social networking RateItAll Open 100,000 [58] British teens ProfileHeaven Open 530,000 [57] Swedish teenagers Playahead Open 10,000,000 [56] Teenagers, Canadians, photo sharing Piczo Open 100,000 [55] Foreign Languages (education) Phrasebase Open 4,700,000 [54] General Passado Open ( Google login) 46,423,762 [53] Owned by Google orkut
  12. 12. Open ( Windows Live ID ) 30,000,000 [75] Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) Windows Live Spaces Open Unknown [74] Genealogy & Biography WebBiographies Open to people 18 and older 7,000,000 [73] Travel & Lifestyle WAYN Open Unknown Blogging Vox Open 20,000 [72] Vietnamese VietSpace Open 766,000 [71] Gothic industrial culture Vampire Freaks Open Unknown Update friends with your status through SMS, IM, web interfaces Twitter Open 602,876 [70] General Tribe Open 90,000 [69] Travel Travellerspoint Open 364,474 Custom T-shirts Threadless Open 800,000 [68] Teens and colleges The Student Center Open 116,000 [67] Social action TakingITGlobal Open 1,850,692 [66] General (tagging) TagWorld Open 1,200,000 [65] Websurfing Stumbleupon Open 1,000,000 University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries Studivz Open 18,000 [64] Recreational Sports Sportsvite Open 36,467 [80] Social consciousness Zaadz Open Unknown United States adults Yelp Open to people 18 and older ( Yahoo! login) 4,700,000 [79] Linked to Yahoo! IDs Yahoo! 360° Open 1,000,000 [78] Colleges Xuqa Open 1,000,000 [77] Business XING Open 40,000,000 [76] Blogs and &quot;metro&quot; areas Xanga
  13. 13. Wiki`s start <ul><li>wiki is a collaborate website (created since 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth and server donated by Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Combined encyclopedia  ~ Et voilà ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia-a host of information </li></ul><ul><li>Information on every sort of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Now in several languages –a global virtual book of information </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example of the a search result in wikipedia
  15. 15. Host of information <ul><li>Explanation- a detailed explanation of a certain topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Information on a global bases- information shared without going abroad to find it </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki-a brand reliable name know for facts and equations </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>information is still gathered and updated every second. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only information given but an option to post and voice your opinion and facts on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Free information without looking up countless of books </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups open for a use full resources for projects and essays. </li></ul>Wikipedia
  17. 17. Thank you for listening to my presentation Slan leat
  18. 18. References Bern & Aboba 1993, The online user’s encyclopedia. Bulletin boards and beyond , Addison Wesley, America. Gralla, P 1999, The complete idiot’s guide to protecting yourself online, Que Corporation, America. Kimball, L & Rheingold, H 2000, How online social network benefit organizations , Rheingold Associates. Available from :< http://www. > [1st march 2008]. Tmg-emedia Inc 2007, Chapter 3 What Does a Network Do? 1970 - 1978 , tmg-emedia inc. Available from :< > [8th march 2008].
  19. 19. References <ul><li>Wikipedia 2008, Wiki , Wikipeda. Available from : < > [2nd of March 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia 2008, Internet security , Wikipedia. Available from :< > [3rd of March 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia 2008, Choice of language , Wikipedia. Available from :< </li></ul><ul><li>[4th of March 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia 2008, List of social networking websites , Wikipedia. Available from :<> [5th of March 2008] </li></ul>