Social Networking


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Seminar presentation on Social Networking by Surya Vani at Nyros Technologies on 30 May, 2009.

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  • Social Networking

    1. 1. By Surya vani Social Networking
    2. 2. What is social networking?
    3. 3. Social networking sites provide teens and young adults with a virtual environment where they share stories, pictures, videos, and participate in chat rooms with friends and acquaintances.
    4. 5. By providing information about yourself using blogs, chat rooms, email, or instant messaging, you can communicate either within a limited community, or with the world at large.
    5. 7. Types of Social Networking Sites <ul><li>General sites geared toward teens </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures (e.g., African American, </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic, European, Canadian) </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Music and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Sports (e.g., football and golf) </li></ul>
    6. 8. Examples of Social Networking Sites <ul><li> - general </li></ul><ul><li> - school, college, work, and the military </li></ul><ul><li> - locating family and friends </li></ul><ul><li> - general </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Spaces - blogging, networking, and communities </li></ul><ul><li> - teenagers </li></ul>
    7. 9. Facts and Figures <ul><li>As of 2005, there were more than 300 known social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>One in 17 children reported being threatened or harassed while using the Internet. </li></ul>
    8. 10. Facts and Figures continued <ul><li>About 45,000,000 American children ages 10 to 17 are currently estimated to be online, spending hours everyday at their computers. </li></ul><ul><li>60 percent of teens have received email or instant messages from perfect strangers and 63 percent of those teens responded. </li></ul><ul><li>At any given time, there are 3.4 million chat room users. </li></ul>
    9. 11. Facts and Figures continued <ul><li>94 percent of young people access the Internet from home. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of teenagers own their own blogs. Over half of all blogs are maintained by people ages 13-19 </li></ul><ul><li>26 percent of teens say the surf the net unsupervised. </li></ul><ul><li>31 percent say their parents check their social networkign sites. </li></ul>
    10. 12. Data Security Achievement <ul><li>-We request you to always click &quot;LOGOUT&quot; before leaving the admin panel and user panel. This tab is available on top and in menu both. </li></ul><ul><li>-To login into admin or user panel, one must know both your password and email. You are further allowed any special character in the password like #@! etc to further randomize your password making it impossible to guess it. </li></ul><ul><li>-Encrypted passwords: This prevents even your webHost from looking at database and finding the password of users. </li></ul>
    11. 13. Top Most Social Networking Sites
    12. 14. Relationships
    13. 15. Basic Futures in Social Networking sites
    14. 16. Futures in Orkut
    15. 17. Futures in Facebook
    16. 18. Tips for Socializing Safely <ul><li>Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep some control over the information you post. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep vital information to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your screen name doesn’t reveal too much about you. </li></ul>
    17. 19. Tips for Socializing Safely Online continued <ul><li>Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, once your information is posted, you can’t take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider not posting your picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t flirt with strangers online. </li></ul>
    18. 20. Safety Tips <ul><li>Remember, your profile is on a public space. </li></ul><ul><li>People aren’t always who they say they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment, hate speech, and inappropriate content should be reported. Tell your parents or an adult if this happens. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t mislead people into thinking that you’re older or younger than you really are. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post anything that would embarrass you later. </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li><?php /* include the PHP Facebook Client Library to help with the API calls and make life easy */ require_once('facebook.php'); </li></ul><ul><li>/* initialize the facebook API with your application API Key and Secret */ $facebook = new Facebook(YOUR_API_KEY,YOUR_SECRET_CODE); </li></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>/* require the user to be logged into Facebook before using the application. If they are not logged in they will first be directed to a Facebook login page and then back to the application's page. require_login() returns the user's unique ID which we will store in fb_user */ </li></ul><ul><li>$fb_user = $facebook->require_login(); </li></ul><ul><li>/* now we will say: Hello USER_NAME! Welcome to my first application! */ ?> </li></ul><ul><li>Hello <fb:name uid='<?php echo $fb_user; ?>' useyou='false' possessive='true' />! Welcome to my first application! </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li><?php /* We'll also echo some information that will help us see what's going on with the Facebook API: */ echo &quot;<pre>Debug:&quot; . print_r($facebook,true) . &quot;</pre>&quot;; ?> </li></ul>
    22. 24. ThanQ