Create own e-mail address Join discussion group of the ICT team Search topics in their respective subject areas from the Youtube Create a blog at Blogger or Wordpress Post their first entry, edit entries, and add images Post the topic searched from the Youtube Comment on others blogs Expected Outcomes
Put simply, social networkingis a way for one person to meet up with other people on the Net. What is Social Networking?
It saves time. In our busy lives, making time to schedule face to face meetings doesn't fit into our schedules. We can "catch up with one another" as time permits. Meeting others with similar interests is easier. As emails, addresses and cell phone numbers change throughout your life, you always have a constant place to reach someone. Why do people use social networking sites?
Using a social networking site brings like minded people together for chat, conversation, exchanging ideas, and even meeting in real life. Social networking has become an extension of "sitting around the camp fire" and discussing life events. Social Networking enables you to reach out to OLD friends and classmates, relatives who migrated to other countries, and even connect to people with the same profession as yours for collaboration and discussion of ideas.
Makes you part of a worldwide community who come to explore technology to their advantage, whether for personal or business purpose.
Friendship, community, a sense of belonging. Help with a problem or information on a condition you may have. People who like the same things you like, or listen to the same music you listen to, or need the same thing you need. A place to add your photos, let people view your videos and listen to your favorite music. What Will I Get Out of Social Networking?
No way! Most of the people on social networking sites are over 30. That's not to say that there aren't a lot of teens and 20 something out there, there are, but they're not the only group. The "older" crowd has a lot to offer, and it is recommended that they get out and do just that. Join a few social networking sites, find old friends, meet new ones. Offer up help where you can. Maybe even create your own social networking site. Isn't Social Networking Just For Teens and 20 Something?
Teachers & Social Networking Sites
This means creating an account and telling a little bit about yourself which is like introducing yourself in front of the class. With other features like blogging tools, uploading photos, videos and music, joining forums and writing comments, you get to personalize it and tell people more about who you are which is something that a lot of people appreciate. How to create my own?
Blogger Ning.com Google reader Bloglines Pageflakes Netvibes Protopage Blogging Sites
The participants will:
identify the steps involved in getting students to blog study several cases of class blogging and reflect upon what determines the success of such experiences debate whether teachers should correct students' postings Involving Students in Blogging
compare alternative ways to respond to students' postings consider ways in which blogs can be used to facilitate communication outside the classroom identify ways to find collaborative partners and audiences for their blogging classes
Facebook.com: Was initially intended for college students -- it branched out, and now allows everyone membership. 150 million members. MySpace.com: 191 million members. This site is massive, boasting the largest membership of any social networking site on the Internet. Friendster.com: 29 million members. Friendster was considered the top online social networking service until around April 2004, when it was overtaken by MySpace. Demographic studies indicate users are from 17 to 30 years old. What are the most important social networking websites?
digg.com: Digg is a website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories, in a social and democratic spirit. Orkut.com: Orkut is an Internet social networking service run by Google and named after its creator, Google employee OrkutBüyükkökten. It claims to be designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. Now has a membership of 57 million. Twitter.com: A free social networking service that allows users to send "updates" (text-based posts that are up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, email, the Twitter website, or an application such as Twitterrific. The site has become very popular in only a few months -- a lot of people are watching it.
Meetup.com: 2 million members. Meetup.com is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies.
Yahoo! 360° (a.k.a Yahoo! Days) is a personal communication portal similar to orkut and MySpace -- it is currently in the beta-testing phase. It integrates features of social networking, blogging and photo sharing sites.
Xanga.com: 40 million members. Xanga is a free Web-based service that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, videoblogs, audioblogs, and social networking profiles.
Care2.com: 7.2 million members. Care2 is a social networking website that was founded to help connect activists from around the world. Ryze.com: .25 million members. Ryze.com is a free social networking website designed to link business professionals.