Facebook is the most popular social networking website. It is also the second most popular/most visited website on the internet. There are a number of other social networking websites. There are some that are specific to hobbies, cultures, languages, interests, etc. There is virtually a social networking website for everything. 0
Social networking and blogging pose risks that affect a lot more young people than the crimes of sexual predators that have dominated news coverage of teen socializing this past year. Among these online risks are peer harassment (“cyberbullying”) among young teens and the encouragement of negative behavior such as self-mutilation.
Bullet 1: Some sites will allow only a defined community of users (members only/registered users) to access posted content, while others allow anyone to view postings Bullet 2: Consider restricting access to your personal page of information that you post (e.g., limit access to your family, friends, your team, a club, etc.). Bullet 3: Don’t post your full name, Social Security number, address, phone number, school name, exact age, etc. Bullet 4: Your screen name should make you anonymous; don’t use obvious information in your screen name such as your age, hometown, pet name, or part of your real name
Bullet 2: Even if you delete the information, people could have downloaded the information already or older versions of your information can exist on other peoples’ computers. Bullet 3: Your photo can be altered and distributed in ways that you may not be happy about. Never post sexually provocative pictures. Bullet 4: People lie about who they really are. You never know who you could be dealing with.
Bullet 1: Make this time quality time with your children while showing them safe and responsible online surfing and socializing techniques. Bullet 4: Be open with your child about the rules from the beginning. You may want to consider having your child sign a contract with clearly stated rules. Also, learn about parental control tools.
Bullet 1: Do not have the computer in your child’s room. In this way you can easily monitor your child while they are surfing and/or socializing online. Bullets 2 and 3: Software is available to monitor your child’s online experience while you are not at home or unable to monitor your child personally. Bullet 4: Sites may allow you to request an immediate cancellation of your child’s account.
Bullet 1: Don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want the world to know (e.g., your phone number, address, Social Security number, or other vital info). It makes it easier for a stranger or online predator to find you. Bullet 2: While it may be fun to connect with friends from all over the world, avoid meeting someone in person you do not fully know. Bullet 3: If you feel someone’s behavior is inappropriate, react. Talk with your parents, a trusted adult, or report it to the authorities. Bullet 5: Think twice before posting a photo or information you know your parents would not approve of.
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INFORMATION TRANSFER THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING: PAST TO PRESENT by Sudhir Kumar Gupta Asstt. Librarian Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan (H.P.) & Sudesh Kumar Sood Sr. College Librarian(SG), Govt. P.G. College, Una (H.P.)
Objectives of the Presentation Define social networking History of Social networking Facts about online socializing View examples of social networking sites Advantages of social networking Disadvantages of social networking Safety tips for youth Safety tips for parents to share with their children
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Social NetworksA social network is a descriptionof the social structure betweenindividuals or organizations. Itindicates the ways in which theyare connected through varioussocial familiarities ranging fromcasual acquaintance to closefamiliar bonds.
Social networking sites provideteens and young adults with avirtual environment where theyshare stories, pictures, videos,and participate in chat roomswith friends and acquaintances.
By providing information aboutyourself using blogs, chat rooms, E-mail, or instant messaging, you cancommunicate either within alimited community, or with theworld at large.
What is Social Networking &Media? The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest; Using social contacts to network; Using internets network groups A phenomenon that has recently taken over the web, allowing more connectivity and interaction between web user Social networking-new means of communicating and sharing information between two or more individuals on an online community.
What’s in the Social Mediatoolbox? Blogs Provides human voice; forum for feedback Social Networks Sharing of personal interests; activity feed Communities Focused environment; like-minded users Micro-blogs Sharing of links, news; collaborative, real-time discussion Video & Photo sharing Compelling, powerful multimedia; easy to share, embed; creative ways
Examples of Social Networking Sites Facebook- general Myspace.com – general Classmates.com - school, college, work, and the military Twitter-micro-blogging YouTube-videos Craigslist-classifieds and personal ads
HistoryEarly social networking websites: • 1995 - classmates.com • focused on ties between former schoolmates • 1997 – sixdegrees.com • focused on indirect ties
History, cont’d Modern social networking websites:• 2002 – Friendster • now mostly used in Asia• 2003 – Myspace • bought by News Corporation (parent company of Fox) in 2005 • most popular social networking site in 2006
History, cont’d• 2004 - Facebook (founded by Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard as thefacebook.com) • largest and fastest growing site in the World • initially membership limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Ivy League; later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and above• 2005 - Bebo • stands for “blog early, blog often”
What you can do on Facebook Find friends by name or email View and share information with friends Post public messages on “Wall” Send private messages Upload pictures, videos, links Stay in touch with friends in family, work, school, Rotary Average Facebook user has 120 friends Join pages, groups, and/or causes of interest Become fan, member, or supporter of your favorite interests Post messages on “Wall” or group discussion topics Find Facebook applications to do things of interest Track travel by city around the World Instant message and voice chat services such as Skype
Facts and Figures As of 2007, there were more than 300 known social networking sites. Source: wikipedia.org 32% of teens have experienced some type of harassment online. 94% of teens are online, or have access to the Internet. 49% of teens who use social networking websites use it to make friends with people they don’t know. Source: Pew Internet Research, 2009
Facts and Figures (continued) 65% of teens have at least one online profile. Of those 65%, 32% have received some type of harassment online. 15% have had private information forwarded without their permission 13% received threatening messages 13% said someone spread a rumor about them online 6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission Source: Pew Internet Research, 2009
Facts and Figures (continued) 2 in 5 teens tell their parents nothing about what they do online. 1 in 4 teens who have restrictions online can find a way around them. 44% of parents do not limit what their children do online whatsoever. Source: Cox Communications, 2009 50% of all teens have a computer in their bedroom. Source: University of Toronto, 2009
Advantages Build Meaningful Relationship Generates Trafic Help Develop Links Increase Visibility Bring Business and Opportunities
Disadvantages Steal your identity Can access your e-mail and financial information Downloading malicious software (Virus) Social networking can be both overwhelming and addictive
Tips for Socializing Safely Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site. Keep some control over the information you post. Keep vital information to yourself. Make sure your screen name doesn’t reveal too much about you.
Tips for Socializing Safely Online (continued) Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you. Remember, once your information is posted, you can’t take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access. Consider not posting your picture. Don’t flirt with strangers online. Source: Federal Trade Commission – www.ftc.gov
Tips for Parents Use the Internet with your children. Teach your children never to give out personal information. Instruct your child never to plan a face-to-face meeting with online acquaintances. Establish clear ground rules for Internet use within your family. Tell your children not to respond if they receive offensive or dangerous email, chat requests, or other types of communication and to tell you when this occurs. Source: Get Net Wise
Tips for Parents (continued) Place your computer in a room that’s open and accessible to all family members. Consider installing software filters that prevent your child from entering personal information. Consider installing monitoring software that prevents your child from entering personal information. Many networking sites have valuable safety information.
Tips for Youth Remember, your profile is on a public space. People aren’t always who they say they are. Harassment, hate speech, and inappropriate content should be reported. Tell your parents or an adult if this happens. Don’t mislead people into thinking that you’re older or younger than you really are. Don’t post anything that would embarrass you later. Source: myspace.com
Tips for Youth (continued) Always follow your family’s rules for using the Internet. Don’t open up emails, files, or web pages that you get from people you don’t really know or trust. Don’t ever do anything that could cost your family money unless your parents are there to help you do it. Don’t ever give out your password. Source: Get Net Wise
Positive Aspects for Social Networking• Ease of access to recent trends/topics • Digg• Faster communication over longer distances • Facebook, Myspace, Digg• Big audience • Blogging (Blogger, Livejournal, Youtube, Wordpress)• Equating computer to sociability; second life • Facebook, Myspace