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Mid term presentation

  1. 1. Social Networks!<br />
  2. 2. What they are <br />Web-based services that allow individuals to construct a public/semi-public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection and also view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.(Boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication).<br />Allow relationship initiation between strangers<br />Motive not necessarily looking to meet new people but rather communicating with people who are already part of the extended social network.<br /> unique compared to other computer mediated communication as users can articulate and make their social networks visible.<br />Examples include; Facebook, Ning, MySpace, LinkedIn, Cyworld, Bebo, Hi5, Twitter, You Tube etc.<br />
  3. 3. Why the Choice?<br />Easier and interesting to talk about<br />Need to know more about them i.e. their affordances, the limitations.<br />
  4. 4. The Pros of Social Networks<br />Paved way for easier communication with family, friends and colleagues e.g. people can discuss through a site they are members of matters of interest instead of meeting in a certain place, thus saving time and effort.<br />Makes life more interesting, social networks can be used for anything under the sun<br />virtual communities are easily formed on social networks <br />Provide opportunities for organisations to set up organizational presence<br />They are easier to maintain<br />
  5. 5. The Cons of Social Networks<br />Likely places for identity fraud and theft. Information users are made to provide such as email, name, phone numbers and location can be used by others especially for illegal activities.<br />Do not guarantee privacy and security to users. Its easier for one to be harassed and stalked online<br />Addictive, as your network grows you are overwhelmed with updates and may spend productive time on these networks when you should have been working or doing something else<br />
  6. 6. Applicability to Context<br />With many people using social networks, its easier to communicate with people in different parts of the world<br />Easier to construct my presence and make myself traceable and findable by others<br />User friendly, use social networks for many things without much difficulty.<br />
  7. 7. Support for Future Work/Personal Use<br />Forum to encourage learners to interact with each other and discuss courses learned e.g. creating groups on social networks where our learners can share ideas, reflect on the training and give feedback.<br />Identify training needs of people, market services to people <br />Network with colleagues and connect with leaders in my field<br />Keep in touch with family and friends( with a busy life it’s just not easy to keep in touch with family and friends but with social networks it’s easier to do so).<br />Finding contacts in companies i would otherwise have no access to.<br />
  8. 8. Usage in Current work/Personal Environment<br />Networking with family and friends<br />Networking professionally <br />Accessing information from any part of the world<br />Marketing work programmes and services to a bigger group of people<br />
  9. 9. Thank You All For Your Time!!<br />