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Who's Online?

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Who's Online?

  1. 1. Internet Culture & The Online World Jennifer Arnott February 18, 2008
  2. 2. Who. What. Why. How. intro
  3. 3. 71% of US adults. who
  4. 4. In the beginning. what
  5. 5. Few create. Many read. what
  6. 6. Email what
  7. 7. Search engines what
  8. 8. Getting directions what
  9. 9. Finding health information what
  10. 10. <ul><li>Daily life tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Research and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared hobbies. </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages. </li></ul>what
  11. 11. Instant messages Online discussions (email, web, Usenet) Text messages what
  12. 12. Many to many. what
  13. 13. Web 2.0 what
  14. 14. Share opinions what
  15. 15. Support what
  16. 16. Shared interests what
  17. 17. Ego-boo (praise & status) what
  18. 18. <ul><li>A &quot;social network site&quot; is a category of websites with profiles, semi-persistent public commentary on the profile, and a traversable publicly articulated social network displayed in relation to the profile. </li></ul><ul><li>danah boyd : November 10, 2006 : her blog </li></ul>what
  19. 19. <ul><li>A &quot;social network site&quot; is a category of websites with profiles , semi-persistent public commentary on the profile, and a traversable publicly articulated social network displayed in relation to the profile. </li></ul><ul><li>danah boyd : November 10, 2006 : her blog </li></ul>what
  20. 20. Social Networking Sites what
  21. 21. <ul><li>Immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the best. </li></ul>what
  22. 22. Self in community why
  23. 23. Everyone’s busy (chat when you have time) why
  24. 24. Many interests. (we’re complex people) why
  25. 25. You know great people (I like talking to them.) why
  26. 26. Feedback and insight. (status through sharing) why
  27. 27. Start simple. (pick one site) how
  28. 28. Get comfy. (spend time reading and exploring.) how
  29. 29. Find a mentor. (friends, family, online) how
  30. 30. Explore interests. (share your passions) how
  31. 31. Clear but casual. (chatting with a friend) how
  32. 32. Oops. That was public? warning
  33. 33. That’s so junior high. warning
  34. 34. Did you hear? warning
  35. 35. You’re so ugly. warning
  36. 36. Everyone smart knows… warning
  37. 37. I’m who I say I am. warning
  38. 38. @#$^@#$! (Oh, and I have your account.) warning
  39. 39. I know where you live. warning
  40. 40. Common sense. help
  41. 41. Sleep on it. help
  42. 42. Many resources. help
  43. 43. Questions? http://modernhypatia.blogspot.com [email_address]
  44. 44. Sources <ul><li>Pew Internet Studies: http://www.pewinternet.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>danah boyd: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2006/11/10/social_network_1.html </li></ul>

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