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  • A plain term definition for a social networking system is a group of Internet sites that promotes socialization on the Internet. Social networking sites are simply sites where people go for social interaction.
  • The majority of users of social networking sites are teenagers and young adults. What many people don’t know is that government groups, businesses, and terrorists also use social networking sites.
  • Most teenagers and young adults are on social networking sites to stay in touch with friends that have moved off. The CIA uses Facebook to recruit. Al Qaeda uses free email services and sites such as Myspace as a base for its terrorist operations. Toyota promotes its line of hybrid vehicles on their networking site. The Pentagon plans to tap the web for mass harvesting of information so that they can dig deep into peoples lives and find out who knows who and who to keep an eye on. Proctor and Gamble is launching two websites to research and interact with its customers.
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    1. 2. Social Networking Team Q Sara Roggie Laura Augustin Brittany Edic Joel Patterson Daniela Lanni
    2. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Define social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss who uses social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers and problems of social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for using social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Popular sites </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Sara Roggie </li></ul><ul><li>What are social networking </li></ul><ul><li>systems and who uses them </li></ul>
    4. 5. Social Networking Definitions <ul><li>Social networking system: system brings people together in a central location in order to socialize or conduct business, on Internet sites </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking site: is a website on the Internet specifically focused on the building and authentication of social networks for people to chat, socialize, debate, network, gossip, share ideas, share interests, make new friends, etc </li></ul>
    5. 6. Users of Social Networking Sites <ul><li>High school students </li></ul><ul><li>College students </li></ul><ul><li>Young adults </li></ul><ul><li>CIA </li></ul><ul><li>Al Qaeda </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Pentagon </li></ul><ul><li>Proctor and Gamble </li></ul>
    6. 7. Reasons for Using Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Communication with friends/family </li></ul><ul><li>Long distance relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends </li></ul><ul><li>CIA-recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Qaeda-communication, training, and planning </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota-promote hybrid vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Pentagon-mass harvesting of information </li></ul><ul><li>Proctor and Gamble-research </li></ul>
    7. 8. Dangers and Problems of Social Networking Websites By: Laura Augustine
    8. 9. Question <ul><li>How many of you use a social networking website such as Myspace or Facbook? </li></ul>
    9. 10. Statistics <ul><li>There are an incredible number of Myspace and Facebook users: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100 million Myspace users </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7.5 million Facebook users </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 million using a variety of smaller networking sites </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Dangers and Problems <ul><li>How many of these users are aware of the dangers and problems with these websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dangers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to racism, indecent photos, threats, sexual predators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Privacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self incrimination </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Problem: Loss of Privacy <ul><li>Age of information </li></ul><ul><li>Identity theft or stalking </li></ul><ul><li>Areas include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Break plans </li></ul></ul>Can lead to: Identity theft or stalking
    12. 13. Dangers: <ul><li>Exposure: Racism, nudity, threats, and sexual predators </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 year old girl molested after a man tracked her down using her work information provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21-year-old man, arrested for the rape of a 14-year-old girl he found on MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very serious problem </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are presenting yourself as potential prey for people who don't have good intentions at heart,” - school administrator, MSNBC news </li></ul>
    13. 14. Self Incriminating <ul><li>You aren’t the only ones using these websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police, school officials, and potential employers use these websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denied admission to school because of blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 students suspended for participating in a threatening myspace group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 year old arrested after police saw picture of boy holding weapons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Louisiana State swimmers kicked off swim team for criticizing coaches on Facebook </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Overall <ul><li>There are many problems and dangers that come with the internet </li></ul><ul><li>People need to be smart when using these websites, so that they don’t mess up their futures </li></ul><ul><li>Not to worry: there are many steps that can be taken to avoid these problems </li></ul>
    15. 16. Tips for using Social Networking Sites Brittany Edic
    16. 17. Facebook <ul><li>Allowed to choose who sees profile </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful in what information is posted </li></ul><ul><li>Know the people added as friends </li></ul><ul><li>No users under age 13 allowed on site </li></ul>
    17. 18. Myspace <ul><li>Do not meet users in person </li></ul><ul><li>Only add true information </li></ul><ul><li>Never give out your name/address </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that not all users on the site are who they say they are </li></ul>
    18. 19. Remember: <ul><li>Social networking sites are seen by many people </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what you post and the impact it may have </li></ul><ul><li>Protect passwords, don’t give them out to friends </li></ul>
    19. 20. MySpace, YouTube and Facebook Social Networking Joel Patterson
    20. 21. MySpace.Com <ul><li>MySpace is a social networking site that has hundreds of millions of registered users </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace was created by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe in 2003 </li></ul>
    21. 22. MySpace Features <ul><li>A MySpace user creates a profile that describes themselves, users can view each others profiles and friend one another </li></ul><ul><li>You can send messages, share pictures and create common interest groups with other users </li></ul><ul><li>For musicians, you can create a music profile and upload your original works to have other viewers hear it </li></ul>
    22. 23. Profile Example
    23. 24. <ul><li>YouTube is a social network based around sharing videos for the world to see </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005 </li></ul>
    24. 25. How does YouTube work? <ul><li>YouTube allows its registered users to post videos on the site for not only it’s registered users to view, but anyone on the internet to view. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube has over 20 million views per month with around 64,000 movie uploads per day </li></ul><ul><li>You can find anything from original videos created by users to TV and movie clips on YouTube </li></ul>
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    26. 27. <ul><li>Facebook is a social network originally designed for college students to interact with other students </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook was created by former Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes </li></ul>
    27. 28. Facebook Features <ul><li>Facebook users can interact with one another by sending messages, sharing pictures, and creating groups of interest or classes </li></ul><ul><li>Users from the same school can view each other’s profiles without making them friends where as students from other schools need to be confirmed friends to view each other’s profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Many students use Facebook to help one another with homework assignments or studying for tests </li></ul>
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