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FACEBOOKName: Khadija Yousuf AlkhamisID:200706205Course: COL 270Instructor : Zelal Wattar
Content:•Definition of Social Network•Examples•Introduce :Facebook•Facebook facts•Four Facebook features•Who is using it and why?•The Positive and Negative impacts.•Symptoms of Facebook addiction.•How to handle Facebook addiction.•Short quiz to check your understanding•Bibliography
Social Networks:Services that ink people with similar interests and provides ameans for them to interact over the internet via email, instantmessaging , and blog-like posts.
Facebook:• Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites, with the runner up being MySpace. It began as a college networking website and has expanded o include anyone and everyone.
Facebook facts: • More than 400 million active users • More than 200 million log in everyday • Average user has 130 friends on facebook • Average user spends > 33 mintutes per day on facebook • Average user belongs to 13 facebook groups
Four Facebook features:• Friending• Posting on walls• Groups• Application
Who uses it and why?• Everyone uses facebook• 800 + million users worldwide• 29% million users in UK• 44% mobile users worldwide• 58% users are female• Female age 18 – 30• Why?1- Need to belong2-Need for self-presentation
Negative impacts:• Facebook addition• Appropriate online presentation of self• Self esteem issues• Misleading self representation• Libel and copyright questions• Privacy blow up• Less social interaction• Bad health• Reduce the time of study• Possibility of conflict• Less family concern
Symptoms of Facebook addiction:• Users and their siblings communicate through Facebook , though they in the same house.• Users check Facebook for updates every hour at their workstation or on their cell phone.• Users wake up in the morning, and log onto their Facebook account first.• Users’ Facebook wall is full of status updates, comments, and applications that they just used.• Users give priority to Facebook over their commitments in professional and personal life.• Users can not stop thinking about Facebook updates and comments when they are offline.• Users look forward to get home in the evening so that they can see what is happening in Facebook.• Users can not go for a day without using Facebook.• Users’ day ends with checking Facebook for that one last time bidding people good night through their Facebook status update.
How to handle Facebookaddiction?• Reduce Facebook tracking• Consider other alternatives• Meet up with your friends• Activate Facebook blocking applications• Use self help CDs• Share you thoughts• Buy a mobile phone with no internet capabilities
Quiz: • Some examples of social network? • Facebook, twitter, myspace • Goolge, yahoo, Wikipedia • Power point, Word, Excel • What is Facebook? • University website • Social network • Search engine • Is (Friending, posting on walls, groups and application) not facebook features? • True • false • Who uses facebook? • 0 to 5 • 10 to 16 • 18 and above
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