What is Social Networking?Social Networking is defined as:• A phenomena defined by linking people to each other in some way by topicguru.com• A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others by wikipedia.com• This is where people develop networks of friends and associates. It forges and creates links between different people. A social network can form a key element of collaborating and networking by edublog.org Lets find out more……
So whats all the Hype? What exactly is Facebook®?• Facebook® is a “social networking website”• Facebook® is a free service that allows you to create an online page to connect with friends, family, or make new friends with anyone anywhere.• On your Facebook® page you can share pictures, personal information , messages, videos , join groups and add applications.
History• Facebook® was founded in 2004 by Harvard student Mark E. Zuckerberg with help from his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.• Facebook® was originally for Harvard students then expanded to other colleges then to anyone over the age of 18, and now currently to anyone 13 years of age or older.• Company Overview: “Facebooks mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
You can access Facebook® by login intowww.facebook.com and this is what you will see today…
Advantages and Disadvantages ofAdvantages: Facebook®:• It’s a social network- It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and also make new friends. You can meet people with your same interest or hobbies, and even connect with people in your same field of study or job.• Facebook® allows you to share information and photos, you can blog about a topic of interest, and you can also connect to other applications like, Twitter or Flickr.• Facebook® allows people to connect, to learn from each other, to discuss issues, viewpoints and share advice. You can also join groups having similar likes and dislikes.Disadvantages:• Sharing too much private information could become a problem so share only what you are comfortable with sharing. Through your privacy settings you can control what you share. Discussion Are their anymore advantages and disadvantages you can think of?
Fun Facts• Facebook® has over 800 million users• Over 70% of Facebook® users are outside the United States• The average person has 200 friends on Facebook®• Over 700 Billion minutes a month are spent on Facebook• The 35+ demographic is growing rapidly, now with over 30% of the entire Facebook user base.• Slogan “Facebook® helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”