“ each medium has corresponding conventions and expectations” – Turnley “ form, formatting, design, and content” of information
“ each medium has corresponding conventions and expectations” – Turnley “ form, formatting, design, and content” of information Usability is easy because of aesthetics & clear design Because of the same template and layout, users know where to go to search, post, and friend. the consistency of other sites, such as Twitter, allow for straight-forward usability also
“ each medium has corresponding conventions and expectations” – Turnley “ become markers by which the media is recognized” - Turnley Social expectations: Text read from left to right Hyperlinks are blue underlined Facebook is expected to have blue “F” and same aesthetic design for all mediums. Further, they recognize all social media icons – facebook, twitter, linkedin, delicious, flickr, stumbleupon, digg, rss, etc. Turnley argues that this expectation can limit change, as seen with: When photos and news feed were first introduce to facebook, there was massive consumer backlash, but then people adapted and like it Even variations of the same design signify use and determine a users effectiveness within the medium This consistency of design choices impacts the user’s ability to interact with the interface
Step by step instructions for the ever changing and always increasing capabilities on FB and other sites Privacy – who can see what Security and search – who can find you, what they can see, limited profile What you see of other peoples, who pops up on newsfeed People aware of what they’re sharing online – Digital Footprints Settings on facebook “ Protect my tweets” – Twitter “ Public Profile” & “Visibility” – LinkedIN
What is Social Networking? Powered By You!!! WIKI: “A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.”
Recent report claims that more than 200 million people were using QZone as of January 31, 2009, surpassing international players like Facebook (which recently announced 175 million registered users) and MySpace.