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Future of friends 2020

  1. 1. Future of FriendsYear 2020<br />By: Tyler Wood, NerminGerges, NourDa’as<br />
  2. 2. That is a friend in 2020<br />Friendswillbecomeanyonewho you come into contact with or even strangers<br />Includes all colleagues, acquaintances, and real friends or friends of friends<br />http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_social_media_will_change_in_2010.php<br />http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/173290<br />
  3. 3. Concepts of friends<br />Anyonewho knows you through someone else (6 degrees of separation) can become a part of your network and be a friend<br />More friends all around <br />the world<br />http://blogging4jobs.com/social-media/the-future-of-social-media-in-2010<br />
  4. 4. Future of Facebook<br />http://wiki.ucalgary.ca/images/4/49/Facebook_joke.gif<br />
  5. 5. http://files.posterous.com/steveshu/FmdeqistxkzvIgefnfHiybacHlGbeFAImzxFElzuuCryblshxisxrklhgeHa/media_httpbitly573d2rtd_ljbFCBgbgrIzeIy.573d2.scaled1000.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=1C9REJR1EMRZ83Q7QRG2&Expires=1277235785&Signature=cXMq06A3m5HwVnoWl%2F2nyYHaGRo%3D<br />
  6. 6. Future of friends in social media<br />Distance and Physical walls will matter less<br />Whuffie is a conceptual social Metric based on what others think of you. In the future this Metric might actually be usable as real money<br />http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/envisioning-your-future-in-2020.html<br />
  7. 7. Making friends in the future<br />http://blog.hubspot.com/Portals/249/images//HubSpot-Making-Friends.gif<br />
  8. 8. Future Qualities of Friends<br />Online friends will be harder to be trusted with personal information<br />Relational activities are done via the internet<br />Face to face time will be <br />gone!<br />http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/social_media_starfish.jpg<br />
  9. 9. Quality of friends in the future<br />Care will<br />Relational d i s t a n c e and literal distance will be bigger<br />Real solid friendship will diminish<br /><ul><li>http://blog.thoughtpick.com/2009/10/is-social-media-enough-for-maintaining-friendships.html
  10. 10. http://www.doshdosh.com/the-value-of-friends-in-social-media-websites/</li></li></ul><li>Future of Friends and Privacy<br />http://www.cs.virginia.edu/misc/local%20copy/8301-13739_1-9854409-46_files/1055_540x517.gif<br />
  11. 11. Future Side effects <br />http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/images/facebook-cartoon.jpg<br />
  12. 12. Social Networking<br />Identity is createdby the user to become whomever they desire online<br />Status is built online through expansion of the a social network by adding friends casually and liberally<br />This addition leads to a further reaching web providing more socialcapital<br />Wikipedia - Online Identity<br />
  13. 13. Social Capital<br />With the Democratization of Online Social Networks, more social capital leads to more power<br />So-called friends are used to give the user more power<br />
  14. 14. Purpose of “Friends”<br />Friends will exist as Weak ties<br />With increased power from a vast network of friends, networking among weaker connections becomes more common<br />Weak Ties and Diversity in Social Networks<br />
  15. 15. http://bokardo.com/archives/weak-ties-and-diversity-in-social-networks/<br />
  16. 16. Networking Amongst “Friends”<br />Ideas or products are being spread simply and efficiently across social media sites<br />Automatically done via Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites<br />Friends are added or removed selfishly to satisfy needs of a user<br />
  17. 17. Connectivity<br />Friends are more commonly less connected<br />Friendships are built or destroyed with the simple click of a mouse button<br />Cutting ties to people doesn’t trigger the same emotional difficulty due to lack of contact with individuals<br />
  18. 18. Global Connections<br />A vast amount of international connections are made<br />By 2020 a large majority of the world population will own a mobile device <br />Access to internet <br /> and social mediums<br /> is more predominant<br />
  19. 19. Extensive Reach<br />Smaller gaps between friends of different nations are more common<br />Having several friends in many different countries leads to a <br /> unified global network<br />
  20. 20. Very Loose Ties<br />Cross continental friends are very weak ties<br />Still a point of contact for people to become connected should they ever travel<br />
  21. 21. Enhanced Trust<br />Genuine information can be retrieved through friends willing to share knowledge<br />Could be considered a more trustworthy source of information than the general public<br />Knowledge Sharing<br />
  22. 22. Feedback<br />Feedback from friends ranks higher than strangers<br />Power is derived from the collaboration of individuals fuelling each other<br />It comes in the form of feedback within a couple degrees of separation<br />
  23. 23. Challenges and Implications<br />In the future, with technology advancing and becoming more convenient will come more privacy and security issues <br />The public may have good or bad experiences with this<br />
  24. 24. Experiences<br />People stalking your profile and finding out information about you<br />Private content will be accessible by the public<br />Threats or reputation damage can be an issue<br />http://sdow.semanticweb.org/2008/pub/slides/SDoW2008-slides-Beyond-Walled-Gardens-Open-Standards-for-the-Social-Web/<br />
  25. 25. Experiences<br />People may be more selective to accepting friend requests<br />Bad experiences may lead people to shut down accounts<br />Social networking companies may suffer losses<br />
  26. 26. Experiences <br />Good experiences may lead to more and more people joining social networking sites<br />People may have issues in households because of some information they see on the internet<br />
  27. 27. Identity, security<br />With the ease of access to technology and mobile devices by 2020, security issues will be a top priority for government regulators <br />Keeping information private will be a thing of the past – all information will be posted for the public to see and it will be very difficult to keep information<br />
  28. 28. Identity, security<br />People can create fake profiles <br />There can be serious reputation damage<br />Identity theft can occur<br />People may create profiles of someone nonexistent<br />http://www.allfacebook.com/2008/12/lindsay-lohan-facebook/<br />
  29. 29. Identity, security<br />People may hack into accounts and display wrong information on your behalf<br />You may not be able to access your own account<br />http://www.pc1news.com/news/0325/fake-profiles-on-fakebook-facebook.html<br />
  30. 30. 2020…<br />These few issues will occur and by 2020 we will see many changes on the social networking that exist today <br />There may be more sites under development and some sites may have to shut down <br />Hopefully there will be more ways to make the Internet a safer place than it is <br />
  31. 31. …Could be difficult<br />The challenges we will face in 2020 will be much harder than the ones we face today<br />Not only will we have to look after ourselvesbut we will have to look after a much younger age group that will be using the internet and social networks <br />
  32. 32. References<br />Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/05/11/analysis-some-facebook-privacy-issues-are-real-some-are-not/<br />Facebook, Privacy, and the Loss of Trust: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100513_facebook_privacy_and_the_loss_of_trust/<br />The Fake Facebook Accounts: http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/116217-FAKE-FACEBOOK-ACCOUNTS.aspx<br />The Future of Social Networking websites: https://secure.nai.com/us/local_content/misc/threat_center/msj_future_social_networking.pdf<br />Online Identity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_identity<br />
  33. 33. References<br />Democratization of Online Social Networks: http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2009/41--The-Democratization-of-Online-Social-Networks.aspx<br />Weak Ties: http://bokardo.com/archives/weak-ties-and-diversity-in-social-networks/<br />World Images: http://www.libforall.org/photos/Global%20Network%20Web%20Image.02.JPG, http://kabrenlevinson.com/blog/images/globalnetwork.jpg<br />Knowledge Sharing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_sharing<br />Future of social media 2010: http://blogging4jobs.com/social-media/the-future-of-social-media-in-2010<br />