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  • The World of Social Networking
    an introduction to TWITTER & FACEBOOK
    Karen Hansen &
    Chris Breitenbach
    • Social networking defined
    • Why use it?
    • Your options
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Special Considerations
    OVERVIEW
  • What is Social Networking?
    Social networking refers to websites that allow people to participate in an online community, based on interests or activities.
    A way to connect with friends and family electronically.
  • A Brief History of Social Networking
    • Social networking sites have existed for more than 10 years!
    • Started with CompuServe.
    • Other early sites:
    • Classmates.com
    • Six Degrees
    • Friendster
  • http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html
    A Timeline
  • Key Features of a Social Networking Site
  • Why Use Social Networking Sites?
  • What Are My Options?
  • Image by Gary Hayes and Laurel Papworth
    • One of the most popular social networking options.
    • Open to people of all ages, although it was first only available to college students.
    • It’s free.
    • Used primarily for connecting with friends, family, classmates, coworkers, and acquaintances.
    • Post pictures, movies, status updates, and more.
    • KEY: finding “friends.”
    • What are friends?
  • http://www.istrategylabs.com/2009-facebook-demographics-and-statistics-report-513-growth-in-55-year-old-users-college-high-school-drop-20/
  • Set up an account.
    Create a profile.
    Find friends.
    Keep up on news from your friends.
    Optional
    Join a network and connect with people with similar interests.
    Post pictures.
    What’s your status?
    Have fun!
  • HOME
    NEWS FEED: What are my friends doing?
  • YOUR PROFILE PAGE
    STATUS
    THE WALL: a virtual message board
    PROFILE PICTURE
    FRIENDS LIST
  • YOUR INFO: as much or as little as you want
  • PHOTOS OF YOU: posted by you & others
    PHOTOS ALBUMS: your photos
  • Friend Finder
    http://www.facebook.com/help/new_user_guide.php
  • What exactly is Twitter Anyway?
    A free social messaging utility or social networking tool.
    Asks users to answer the question “What are you doing?” in a max. of 140 characters (letters, spaces, numbers, etc.)
    Your message (tweet) is shared with user’s “followers” (those who receive updates).
    You can also choose to follow others who are using Twitter.
    So much more…and we’ll get to that.
  • But Why Would I Want To Use Twitter or Who Cares What I Had For Dinner?
    Launched 3 Years ago (2006) and has seen huge growth since then
    Send and receive messages via a variety of devices (Almost 1 million users posting Tweets via mobile devices in Feb. of this year alone)
    Ambient intimacy
  • But Why Use Twitter Continued
  • But Why Use Twitter Continued
    Shared News and Commentary
  • But Why Use Twitter Continued
    Breaking News and Shared Experiences
  • But Why Use Twitter Continued
    Business Conversations
  • WHO USES TWITTER?
    Median age is 31
    Source: http://www.quantcast.com/twitter.com#demographics
  • Who Uses Twitter?
    Representatives:
    Source: http://tweetcongress.org
  • Who Uses Twitter?
    9.3 million U.S. visits to Twitter in March of 09 and 19.1 million international visits
    In fact, growth has been huge—unique visitors between Feb. of 2008 and Feb of 2009 grew 1382 percent!
  • WHAT CAN YOU FIND?
    Just about anything: Twitter makes searching for information easy
    Source: http://twitter.com
  • What Can You Find?
    Source: http://search.twitter.com
  • Twitter!
  • What Can You Find?
  • Searching With Twitter
  • PRIVACY
    You usually have some control over how much info is visible to the public
    Digital footprint
    Use common sense - it’s out there for the world to see
    Online privacy issues are always changing – a lot of gray…
  • WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET STARTED?
    Basic Internet searching skills
    Email account
  • THANKS FOR COMING