Using Social Networking Sites


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Using Social Networking Sites

  1. 1. Using Social networking sites Facebook MySpace Twitter Focus on facebook
  2. 2. Social Networking advantages <ul><li>Stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting new people </li></ul><ul><li>Instant communication </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Easy privatization </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Meet new people <ul><li>While this is a great advantage users must have discretion when making online friends. And in regards to what personal information they display. </li></ul><ul><li>Glimpse into peoples lives </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends through other friends </li></ul><ul><li>Meet and chat with anyone who has an account </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social networking disadvantages <ul><li>Over accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can view users sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Privacy issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Advertisements <ul><li>Easily place ads. </li></ul><ul><li>300 million facebook users alone. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than U.S. population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Covers enormous demographics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Over accessibility <ul><li>Large amounts- of private information are often displayed by users. This can be potentially hazardous to their well being. </li></ul><ul><li>Viewed by anyone- If security precautions are not used users sites may be viewed by anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative repercussions possible-Users profiles are open to the public and may be viewed by anyone. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Predators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Over accessibility <ul><li>Predators- Users of Social Networks often display too much personal information. Putting themselves in danger of online predators. </li></ul>The American School Board Journal v. 195 no12 (December 2008) p. 14-17 Journal Code: Am Sch Board J
  8. 8. Over accessibility <ul><li>YOUR PROFILE REFLECTS YOU AS A PERSON! </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs- employers may sometimes use Facebook or MySpace pages as a way to eliminate applicants. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools- Some schools have already began looking at students Facebook, and Myspace pages. “Schools are caught between their moral and legal obligation” to provide a safe environment that promotes learning”.(Carol Brydolf ) </li></ul> Minding MySpace: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Students’ Online Social Networks Educ Dig 73 no2 O 2007
  9. 9. Connectivity <ul><li>Instantly connected- Once logged on. Users can instantly chat or leave a message, to anyone within their personal network. </li></ul><ul><li>Global communication- Social networking sites can provide users instant access to 100’s of millions of people throughout the world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Planning and joining social groups <ul><ul><li>Social networks instant accessibility allows users to easily create large groups. And allows them to simply plan events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This allows large groups or events to form extremely quickly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used for school groups which require live updates. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Instant Communication <ul><li>Talk to anyone that’s online. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave a message </li></ul><ul><li>Use in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Live updates </li></ul>
  12. 12. Easy privatization <ul><li>easily control who views account. </li></ul><ul><li>Custom settings </li></ul><ul><li>Control every aspect of page. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>/
  13. 13. Ensure privacy <ul><li>Friends Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Remove from search results </li></ul><ul><li>Remove from Google </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Photo/ Video tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Protect albums </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent friend newsfeed stories </li></ul><ul><li>Protect against published app stories </li></ul><ul><li>Privatize contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid embarrassing wall posts </li></ul><ul><li>Privatize friendships </li></ul>
  14. 14. Friends Lists <ul><li>Create groups For different groups of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Customize available Information to each group </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Work, family, friends </li></ul>
  15. 15. Search results <ul><li>Search privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Search visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul><ul><li>This function Controls who may locate your facebook Account. </li></ul><ul><li>Disable public search engine to avoid being displayed on Google. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Photo/ Video tagging <ul><li>Customize Who may view photos </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Privacy Page </li></ul><ul><li>Select groups which may see photos/videos </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Newsfeed <ul><li>Newsfeed and wall Privacy page- This application may be used to control what information you, or others display in your newsfeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Privacy page- This allows you to hide personal information, such as your break-up status (if you choose). </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Published Application stories <ul><li>Monitor after installation- </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure newly installed applications don’t post any embarrassing threads on your news feed . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Privatize contact Information <ul><li>Limit personal Information displayed using this function. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information tab </li></ul><ul><li>Users may privatize who may see which info using friends lists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Avoid embarrassing wall posts <ul><li>Settings in your profile page </li></ul><ul><li>Controls who posts on your wall </li></ul><ul><li>Profile privacy settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall posts, edit who may view posts </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Private friendships <ul><li>People can see who your friends are. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust to adequate settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This function is not completely necessary should be left to your discretion whether people view your friends or not. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Your Done <ul><li>Using social networking sites may be dangerous to users if they are not cautious. It is imperative for social networkers to remember that information displayed on their personal page (if public),may be viewed by anyone. By following these guidelines, (or similar ones for other sites). Users will have a safer social networking experience. </li></ul>