What is social medianetworking Social networking is the grouping of into a specific groups. Its like an online community for internet users. These group of individuals can have the same common interests , hobbies , religion or politics. Social networking sites are designed for people from same community , university or workplace.
Different Social Networkingsites MySpace Friendster Flickr Twitter Facebook photobucket
Myspace Myspace does not cater for a specific group. Apart from offering user blogs and message boards , has a classified ad section where nonprofit organizations can place job listings and a space for upcoming events. Minimum age 15 years.
Friendster Friendster categorizes groups by subject matter. It also has a designated section for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Minimum age 16 years
Flicker It is based around digital images. It doesn’t offer individual user blog , but it allow to join groups. Minimum age 13 years
Twitter Twitter is a social networking site and micro blogging service , that allows you to answer questions such as “What are you doing”. The short messages that you send are called “tweets”. Minimum age 13 years.
Facebook Facebook users create a profile page that shows their Friends , Network information , Status ,Photos , Notes , Groups ,And the wall. Your friends can also inbox you. Minimum age 13.
Photobucket Photobucket is an image and video- sharing site that allows users to create profiles and portfolios to share. Photobucket is one of premier photo sites in the web.
Advantages Of Social MediaNetworking Sites. Connections - you are friends with someone who have other friends and so on. Low costs - you advertise your products with a lower price. Finding old friends - you find friends who you have lost contact with. Meet new friends - people that you have never met , but you have a common interest.
Advantages cont… customer interaction - you get customer feedback and customer support. Management - they give you relationship management , reputation management. Easy communication – you can communicate with anyone and anywhere in a much timely fashion. Self esteem - it builds self esteem
The disadvantages Getting stalked - people stalked by people who they met on a social network. Lack of privacy – people may post private things about you. Information flow – there is small control of information flow. Decrease in physical interactions – people depend on the digital domain for interactions.
Disadvantages cont… Scams and harassment – people not what they say they are.
Advice for first time user Think before you post anything. Don’t post your personal information such as contact details , physical addresses. Don’t neglect the important things in your life such as homework , household chores etc… Don’t agree to go and meet someone you just met on a social network in a private place. Just be careful because there are people who are cruel in these world.
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