A social network is a social structure made of nodes which are generally individuals or organizations. It indicates the ways in which they are connected through various social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds. The term was first coined in 1954 by J. A. Barnes (in: Class and Committees in a Norwegian Island Parish , "Human Relations"). 1
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A social network service is social software specifically focused on the building and verifying of social networks for whatever purpose. Many social networking services are also blog hosting services. As of 2005, there are over three hundred known social networking web sites. 1
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Social Networking Service Examples! Del.icio.us Scuttle.org
Explore Online Social Networks! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites Or, search on TeacherShare.org for “social networking”
Beyond providing vehicles for sharing resources, sociosemantic networking helps participants to develop evolving, collective knowledge structures that reflect interrelationships among tags.
Faculty may also gain insights about how to teach material from the bottom-up vocabulary and systemic interconnections that emerge though collective tagging by students.
That this social networking tool aggregates tags across a broad community can aid Harvard programs in understanding teaching and learning beyond individual faculty insights from a subset of students who are in each particular course.
A few Socio-Semantic Platforms Del.icio.us Scuttle.org
H.R. 5319: Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006 (DOPA): “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require recipients of universal service support for schools and libraries to protect minors from commercial social networking websites and chat rooms.” 1
Web repositories: (Wayback Machine) ** What you post online now may be there forever! **
1 Retrieved 10.29.06 from http:// www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill =h109-5319
Nov. 6 th : Prof. Dede would like a 1-2 page summary of what progress you have made on your double-assignment to date, in terms of any meetings in which you have participated, products you plan to create, and anticipated timetable of development between now and mid-January. < Back