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  • Today the world is more connected than ever before. We always have our phones in our pockets, ready to capture everything that goes on around us, and to communicate at the push of a button. We also have mountains of information at our fingertips, making the phrase "I don't know" obsolete, when you can know just by Googling it. So much has changed in the last decade, the world has evolved for better or for worse, the Internet its driving force.
  • Computers started out as hulking heavy calculators more or lessEventualy, they became smarter
  • The “internet” was developed around 1960’s, but the first email was sent in 1971 between two computers connected to each otherThe message was “QWERTYUIOP”AOL Instant Messenger in 1997 was the first step toward “Social Networking”
  • In 2002 Friendster was launched, Pioneering the connection to “real live friends”Friendster has found success in Asia, where it currently finds 90% of its trafficIn 2003 MySpace was launched as a Clone of Friendster. It was hastily created by a marketing firm in just 10 days.
  • In 2004 Facebook was launched at Harvard. More than half of 19,500 students signed up in just the first month.Its not until 2008 until Facebook overtakes MySpace, and becomes the leading Social Networking SiteIn 2006 Twitter was LaunchedRevolutionized the term Social NetworkingIn the close of 2010 during Japan vs. Denmark World Soccer game, twitter users posted an average of 3,283 tweets per second.
  • Average person uses the internet for 66 hours per month for “social purposes”12.5 hours of that were spent on Facebook3 hours are spent on watching videos (streaming)3.5 hours are spent Shopping or viewing online stores12 Hours are spent Searching or using Search Engines11 Hours spent on dealing with Email/Spam14 Hours are spent reading text content10 Hours are spent on multimedia websites
  • We used to have this thing called privacy There used to be a time when we didn't have to tell everyone where we are, what we are doing, where we live. Now everyone just puts it out in the open, where everyone can find it. Being connected in the digital age is making it less common to take your eyes off that screen, and going outside. Why would we? We can just sit here and kill zombies instead of kicking a ball around. We all need to remember that there is a world outside that window, and not everyone needs to know what your doing.
  • Wired or weird

    1. 1. Mike TereshchenkoPublic SpeakingInformative
    2. 2. Overview• In the Beginning…• “Internets” Connecting People• First Social Networks• Modern Social Networks• Time Out• Wired
    3. 3. In the Beginning… • Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. - Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949. • There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
    4. 4. “Internets”Connecting People• 1960’s: Internet• 1971: Email• 1997: AOL Instant Messenger “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow” - Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft Co.) in 1995
    5. 5. First Social Networks• 2002: Friendster • 2003: MySpace
    6. 6. Modern Social Networks• 2004: Facebook is • 2006: Twitter launched. Launched
    7. 7. Time Out
    8. 8. Wired • Privacy • Security Threats • Spam/Ads • Oversharing • Egotism • Self Centered Views • The “follower” syndrome
    9. 9. In the end…We all need to remember thatthere is a world outside thatwindow, and not everyoneneeds to know what you aredoing. Be careful about thechoices you make, because younever know the consequences.

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