Social Networking in BCGA

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Social Networking in BCGA

  1. 1. By: Alexis Mortenson, Brendan Murphy, CaitlynTyde, Caulene Hudson
  2. 2. So what does social networking do for us?  It offers people a variety of ways to communicate over the Internet.  It allows people to meet others that share similar interests.  People who maintain a social network are able to gain a network of contacts.
  3. 3. Social Networking in Business  Social networking creates a pool of contacts.  From these, one can draw referrals, ideas, and information for your job search and career process.  Having a social network allows associates and competitors  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=UMkZUzjcOzo&feature=related
  4. 4. Ethical Issues of Social Networking  Information posted on Facebook, MySpace, or other social networking sites could be used against one:  When applying for a job  Graduating college
  5. 5. Ethical Issues of Social Networking  Stacy Snyder  Posted pictures of herself as a “drunken pirate” on MySpace  Given an English degree instead of her teaching certificate after college administrators found the pictures
  6. 6. Ethical Issues of Social Networking  Students don’t realize the seriousness  Programs cracking down on what information is acceptable and what is not  Dismissal from internships and programs for what is posted
  7. 7. Social Networking in Communication Social Networking is very effective in communication because social networking:  Allows people to stay in contact easily  Eliminates distance boundaries that would affect people from communicating  Makes it easy to broadcast and distribute posts 24/7
  8. 8. Social Networking in Academic Institutions  A recent survey of over 400,000 students from 663 institutions indicate:  Students who use social media to engage with their peers, faculty and other staff, are more likely to succeed in their classes.  Offers students the ability to connect with faculty and form peer relationships like study groups.
  9. 9. Social networking in Academic Institutions:  Using networks like Skype, professors and students in distance degree programs are able to have conferences, and students are organizing study and discussion groups with excellent results.  This has become very successful at many colleges such as Phillips Community College
  10. 10. Social Networking in Government:  Social networking in government pushes government policy  Can be effective in hiring prospective employees  Social networking can cross reference employee data
  11. 11. Works Cited  Foulger, Teresa S., et al. "Moral Spaces in MySpace: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives about Ethical Issues in Social Networking." Journal of Research on Technology in Education 42.1 (2009): 1-28. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 22 Nov. 2010  http://ipwatchdog.com/2010/03/19/the-importance-of-using-social- networking-for-business-part-i-facebook/id=9748/  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100209183131.htm  http://www.top-colleges.com/blog/2010/03/29/social-networkingacademic/

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