Focuses on the buildingand verifying of onlinesocial networks forcommunities of people whoshare interests andactivities, or who areinterested in exploring theinterests and activities ofothers, and whichnecessitates the use of software.
Social networking sites are used for: Support for learning Support for members of an organization Ease of access to information and applications. Engaging with others
EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING: FACEBOOK TWITTER ORKUT MYSPACE etc.
An extensive literature search was conducted using the academic database Web of Knowledge as well as Google Scholar. In terms of usage 55% of youths used SNSs The main reason reported for this usage were staying in touch with friends and using them to make new friends
explainsthat “Social networking sitesLike Facebook and MySpaceMay provide people with senseOf connection that canultimately increaseloneliness in peoplewho feel alone.”
1 to 50 ORKUT 4 4 51 to 100 100 to 200TWITTER FACEBOOK 5 200 to 300 9 more than 8 350 MYSPACE
YES YES 22 14 NO 16 YESYES NO NO 8 NO 17 VERY ANNOYING 7 SOMEWHAT YES ANNOYING 3 3 SOMEWHAT NO USEFUL VERY USEFUL
YES YES 11 NO 16 NO NO 19 NO 14YES YES YES YES 24 NO NO6 YES 20 NO NO 10 YES
Use cautions when you click links. Know what you’ve posted about yourself Don’t trust that a message is really from who it says its from. Be selective about who you accept as a friend on a social networking sites. Talk to your kids about social networking.
Be careful about installing extras on your “SNS” sites. Assume that everything you put on a social networking sites is permanent or safe. Choose your social networking sites carefully. Think twice before you use social networking sites at work.