SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile techniques to turn communication into interactive dialogue.
Social Networking A social network is a social structure made up of individuals or organizations called nodes, which are connected by any type of relationship. Social networking occurs through a variety of websites that allow users to interact and share information with others.
Next topics are: Past, Present and Future of Social Media and Social Networking
Past of social media:- People were not so much aware about social media in the past. The beginning of social networking was around 25 years ago. There is a blast of changes in social media in this era. In the past the use of internet was not so much easy. The changes in social media in last few years can be seen from this link. http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/social-networks/blast-into-the-past-what-16-top-social-networks-used-to-look-like/
of social media: Now a days social media and networking is used by maximum number of people. We can get the news from every sphere of world in just a click. Everyone can share their views and information with the whole world. We communicate with the entire world through social networking sites.
In the past and present social media has brought drastic changes. The technology has made it much easier to use. The use of laptops and iPods‘ is increased in present and it is going to be at extreme in future. The future of social media is world where everything is connected awaits us. The result will be both significant shifts in our everyday lives and a changing of the guard in several industries that are only now starting to feel the impact of social media.
Status and Power of social media: Social media is no longer limited to status updates and posting photos from a friend’s birthday party. Social media has become one of the most powerful factors in grassroots socio-political mobilization across the globe. The human desire for information is the reason that news now comes directly to our fingertips. We now get news updates the second they occur. Social media has become a direct source of our news in the last few years. Twitter has become the best place for breaking news and will continue to grow as more and more people start to join the social media revolution.
Future of social media in 2020 In 2020, social media will be far more pervasive, interlinked, and location-aware than they are now. social media will be incorporated into much of our daily lives – mainly due to the growing popularity of smart phone devices, but even those will be different from what they are now.
Future of social networking in 2020: social networking sites will most likely begin to request or require access to your mobile phone number, contact list, location (GPS), and personal schedules. Some are already an option on most social networking sites, but they may all be required for new tasks and applications of social networking. With more information shared, personal identity grows. However, with so many networks and applications, the number of aspects of your identity grows as well, which will be overwhelming.
Future of friends in 2020: The majority of the people surveyed said the Internet allows people to create and grow bigger social networks than they had been able to have in pre-Internet days. They said they like the advantages offered by the easy sharing of personal details in a one-to-many form that they can control. "The internet has actually helped with human interaction by providing a wider range of ways to communicate such as Twitter and Facebook. These allow some interactions that are better not done face-to-face. some participants said technology will continue to change how we live our lives at home and at work, and that "virtual friends" in more developed social networks will become more common in the future.
References: The information of the social media is taken from the site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media. The definition of social networking is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network. The future of social media is came from: http://mashable.com/2010/09/07/next-5-years-social-media/. The status and power of it is the part of site: http://www.dreamgrow.com/the-power-of-social-media-egyptian-revolution/
Information about social media in 2020: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13908_3-9926430-59.html http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/07/social-media-in-2020-and-beyond.html http://www.socialmediaevents.co.uk/extra6.html http://socialnetworkingin2020.blogspot.com/2010/02/identity-in-social-networking-post-3.html http://www.webpronews.com/will-social-media-improve-life-in-the-future-2010-07
Freindship True friendship is perhaps the only relation that survives the trials and tribulations of time and remains unconditional. According to George Elliot "Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.“ By- Sukhvinder Singh
In next lines we are going to describe about Past, future and present of friendship
Past of Friendship In the beginning, nobody had more than two friends. Indeed, having even threefriends was considered terribly unwise . As society changes, Friendship is great relation in the world, friendship is trustable word f or the friends. In past Friendship is consider as more than a relation. In past time friends is to be consider as family relation.
Past of Friendship With the advent of letter writing it even became possible to maintain many friendships over great distances.
Past of Friendship Bible also gives example of friendship of JONATHAN and DAVID given describing about true friendship.
Present of Friendship Now days, friends have different – different faces. Now day’s maximum friends has been made online by using different type of networking sites
Present of Friendship Like we invented the Friendster, which beget the Myspace, which beget the Facebook, which beget the Twitter, all of which allowed us to represent ourselves online as more than mere screen-names.
Future of friendship Now comes to our main topic FUTURE OF FRIENDSHIP As we all know that our present days is so much busy so from here we can get idea of our future, in future we don’t have single seconds for friendship type of relation.
Future of friendship People seem to have fewer close friends. In future friendship is not so much safer relationship, because if we take examples in today’s society many of cases has been happened, specially to the online friends in which maximum of the friends are hurtled or did something else
Future of friendship The future of friendship extends beyond phone lines and state road signs. We can join together without ever meeting or bond over the gift of food and drink. The expanse of space and time does not care to restrict friends-for friends just are friends, always there, to love and to be loved.Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/the-art-of-advice/2011/03/strongest-rachellittle-one-in-your.html#ixzz1PyZPEsp1
Future of friendship In future Friendship will be held online only due to the shortage of time and friendship Up to only a limit.
References Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship project is facilitated by Canadian educator Bill Belsey. http://www.thefutureoffriendship.org/ The Future of Friendship By David Brown, 2006 http://www.futurist.com/articles-archive/society-and-culture/the-future-of-friendship/
Cyber bulling -Cyberbully is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another child using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.
Fraud- An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
Cyber bulling What it is ? ? "Cyber bullying" is when a child or youngster is beleaguered, exposed, hurried, dishonored, mortified or otherwise embattled by another child or youngster using the Internet. when adult are trying to tempt brood into offline meetings, that is called sexual exploitation or luring by a sexual predator.
Cyber bulling HOW SOME IS BEING CYBER BULLIED There are two ways of Direct Attacks. Cyber bullying by proxy
Cyber bulling Some Cyber Bullying Statistics : 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once. 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once. 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages. 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once. 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once. 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
Cyber bulling Prevention- To stay safe online try these techniques: Never give out passwords, PINs etc: even to your best friend. Keep personal information to yourself. Never send messages or comments to others when you are angry, even if it's not at them. Don't stay online all the time. There is a difference between virtual reality and the actual reality. Don't reply to cyber-bullies. If you've been bullied don't keep it to yourself, inform someone you trust, even if it's not a parent, tell a teacher. Don't delete the messages from a cyber bully, if you delete it, you can't track it. So your bully cannot be punished. Don't meet people you've met online in person.
Fraud It is also one of the major challenges which is being faced by online user faced. It is being happened in each and every section and with each type of peoples. It’s also being happened among friends. Online fraud is happening very much now day’s.
References Wikipedia – Cyber bulling . Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber-bullying Web- aware-Cyber bullying , media awareness network Retrieved from http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/cyberbullying.html#whoer Joan Leishman (2002http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/bullying/cyber_bullying.html CBC In-depth News release CBC account of a cyberbullying case in Canada: makes it clear how difficult legal challenges can be.
References Cyber Bullying-Simcoe County District School Board Retrieved from - http://www.scdsb.on.ca/parents-corner/safe-schools/cyber-bullying/ http://www.wiredsafety.org/cyberstalking_harassment/index.html Wired Safety US-based resource providing information and advice on topics ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. Has an extensive section of FAQs and a confidential on-line report form.
References http://www.cyberbullying.ca/ Cyberbullying.ca Tips for recognising and preventing intimidation by email, IM, web sites and other internet or high-technology media. http://www.google.ca/
Status Building IN SOCIAL media Social working giants like Facebook and twitter are most common media sites which help to build a status
How it Builds Status building is something depends how you present yourself in this media world. How attractive you are and your profile. It totally depends on your friends how social you are. For eg. If you have good bunch of friends and you stay connected with them and comments on your status and updates its shows that you have good status on social media sites.
Importance of Status Building for Business Purposes Social media Status building is help in building and maintaining prospects of your business and it is know must do it because it will help to ensure the success of your business. If you don’t your competition surely will. So signing up for Facebook, Twitter and any other social media venue that help business clients to reach online. This will help you business better control your brand. So if you have good reputation and status online you can catch as many costumers as you can and help to grow your business because know everything is online.
Building Status in Social Media Sites Social media Sites like Facebook and twitter are most popular. In Facebook you can build status by adding friends updating status. If you are active in and you give and receive comment then you have good social status. Similarly in Twitter you can tweet your views and you can follow peoples and if peoples follows and replies to you tweet then its shows you social status . Similarly other social networking sites have different way to maintain social status .
Reason for Building Status Status shows your position in the society how popular you are or how good you in society. Similarly this status used in social sites and person popular in this sites does not mean he is popular to in real world. Some people who are nobody in this real world they want to be popular or want to be something they can’t be in real life used these site and maintain there status by making attractive profiles they can be popular and can satisfy by this.
Conclusion Building a Status in social media is important specially in friends because it is important to remain socially connected with each other so that it would help to maintain good relation ships with our friends. And Through this status we can meet new friend and can get more knowledge and this is why status building is important.
Refrences About Business purposes of social media http://www.optimum7.com/internet-marketing/social-media/social-media-brand-building.html Regradingimapact of facebook and twitter over statusbuilding http://techcrunch.com/2007/07/24/9-ways-to-build-your-own-social-network/
Security Social media is now used tremendonsly in recent years and this will raise some question about its security. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn increasingly are being used by enterprises to engage with customers, build their brands and communicate information to the rest of the world. But social media for enterprises isn't all about "liking," "friending," "up-voting" or "digging." For organizations, there are real risks to using social media, ranging from damaging the brand to exposing proprietary information to inviting concerns regrading this media ..
Security Issues In Social Media The use of Social Media increases day by day as it is before. It is now popular because of advancement in technology And due to this advancement there are many security concerns are raised. For eg. threats like theft your id or your personal information and creating new fake id for miss appropriate uses . So there are many security concerns over social media.
Reason For Security First of all People are more willing to share personal information about themselves online via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Myspace without thinking of there theft of there personal information. Secondly Social media platforms encourage a dangerous level of assumed trust. From there it's a short step to telling your new friend about your company's secret project. Which your new friend really might be able to help with if you would only give him a password to gain access to a protected file on your corporate network and many more examples for need of security.
Threats In Social Networking Sites Sometimes hackers go right to the source, injecting malicious code into a social networking site, including inside advertisements and via third-party apps. On Twitter, shortened URLs (popular due to the 140-character tweet limit) can be used to trick users into visiting malicious sites that can extract personal (and corporate) information if accessed through a work computer. Twitter is especially vulnerable to this method because it's easy to retweet a post so that it eventually could be seen by hundreds of thousands of people.
Steps for Security From Online Threats We can Avoid security concerns by taking certain steps. Think about controlling the information you post not just for the sake of reducing your chance of being “stalker bait,” but also to make sure your character won’t be damaged. Although these social networks should provide a fun atmosphere where you don’t have to meticulously analyze what to say and what not to say, it’s still a public place in a sense. It’s important to note that you should only post what you would want others too see. Perhaps the company you’re working for or the school or club you’re affiliated with might deem that mobile upload of you belligerently drunk as inappropriate.
Conclusion In the end I would like to give a important bit of advice is to trust your uncertainties. If you feel threatened by someone or uncomfortable because of something online, report it to the social networking site or if you feel particularly in danger, contact the police. You could prevent someone else from becoming a victim. So, if you’re a social media user, spread the word. And that, as we all know, should be very easy to do.
Identity Issues An online identity, internet identity, or internet persona is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites. Although some people prefer to use their real names online, some internet users prefer to be anonymous which reveal varying amounts of personally identifiable information.
Identity in Medias The social web, i.e. the usage of the web to support the social process, represents a space in which people have the possibility to express and expose their identity in a social context. For instance people define explicitly their identity by creating user profiles in social network services such as Facebook or LinkedIn or in online dating services. In some online contexts, including Internet forums, MUDs, instant messaging and massively multiplayer online games, users can represent themselves visually by choosing an avatar, an icon-sized graphic image.
Less Reliability on Social Identity The identities that people define in the social web are not necessarily reliable. For example studies have shown that people lie in online dating services. In the case of social network services such as Facebook, companies are even proposing to sell 'friends' as a way to increase a user's visibility, calling into question even more the reliability of a person's 'social identity
Fake Identities The Fake identities or we can say that Mask Identities. These both are same because individual interacts in a social online sphere they portray a mask of their identity. He or she can give wrong details like about the age, gender, address, username and so forth and the main reason behind is they want to be like them who they potrating if a person chooses to act like a rock star on line, this metaphor reveals an interest in rock music
Positivity of Identity A commonly discussed positive aspect of virtual idnetity is that people can now present themselves without fear of persecution, whether it is personality traits, behaviors that they are curious about, or the announcement of a real world identity component that has never before been announced A prime example of these opportunities is the establishment of many communities welcoming gay and lesbian teens who are dealing with their sexuality. These communities allow teens to share their experiences with one another and older gay and lesbian people, and may they provide a community that is both non-threatening and non-judgmental.
Concerns Over Identity The main concerns concerns regarding identity revolve around the areas of misrepresentation and the contrasting effects of on and offline existence. Sexuality and sexual behaviour online provide some of the most controversial debate with many concerned about the predatory nature of some users. This is particularly in reference to concerns about child pornography and the ability of pedophiles to obscure their identity.
Conclusion Identity has major role in social media because media can’t be worked without creating something which identifies you therefore identity are created in social media. Its upon who we use this identity on ourselves whether we portrait our true nature or we want to be fake person.
References Identity Issues http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_identity Social Media http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media Regrading Identity Theft http://iamsocialicious.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/how-to-prevent-social-media-identity- theft/
Global Connection Global Connections builds on the multi-dimensional and continuously expanding interest in Globalization. The main objective of the series is to focus on 'connectedness' and provide readable case studies across a broad range of areas such as social and cultural life, economic, political and technological activities and Similarly social media plays a vital role for this global connection. As we know range of social media it is know at every where so this global connection can be performed by social media.
Global Connection Through Social Media Social Media has great impact on connecting the world. Know you can sit and relax on your equipment and connect with whole world. Social Networking Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace has great impact on society as it before. Million of user know get connected with each other and knows what happening around the world. Like earthquake in japan after is appearance the first message comes on twitter and people came to know earthquake happened . This shows how social networking site like twitter connects to the world.
21stCentuary Tool For Global Conncetion There are various tools which can be used to describe the Global Connection . There is video which gives full detail regarding this tool and impact on Global Connection how it affects our generation. http://youtu.be/d6e1OEXwzkk
Impact of Technology in Connecting World Technology has major role in social media and specially connecting the world with the help of social media. The best example would be Mobile Computing . There is revolution in mobile world due to this social media sites where know every mobile phone is accesible to social networking sites. Similarly besides mobile every gadget and equiptment are have addon features to access this sites which help users to stay connect at each and everytime.
Global Connection and its Affects Social Media plays A major Role and its affect shown Globally. It works as a world connector. If something happens in one place it is pass on to whole world. As we seen in the past major revolution like Iran 2009–2010 Iranian election protests in which twitter is used as transforming information has major role in revoulution. This describes the power of social media and tells that it conncetseveryworld together.
Conclusion Global Connection is somehow can be done with the help of social media. These social media sites helps to stay connect with each other. In this modern world social media works as a information provider and we should use this medium in right way.
Refrences For Business http://www.prav-talks.com/2010/12/social-networking-sites-online-blogging-business-blogging-money.html Social Media http://vickyloras.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/number-nine-make-a-global-connection-the-30-goals-challenge/