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  • 1. INFORMATION TRANSFER THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING: PAST TO PRESENT by Sudhir Kumar Gupta Asstt. Librarian Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan (H.P.) & Sudesh Kumar Sood Sr. College Librarian(SG), Govt. P.G. College, Una (H.P.)
  • 2. Objectives of the Presentation Define social networking History of Social networking Facts about online socializing View examples of social networking sites Advantages of social networking Disadvantages of social networking Safety tips for youth Safety tips for parents to share with their children
  • 3. What is a Network? node Lin k node node node node node node node node node node node node node node node nodeWeb Definition : A set of nodes, points, or locations connected by means of data, voice, and video communications for the purpose of exchange.
  • 4. Social NetworksA social network is a descriptionof the social structure betweenindividuals or organizations. Itindicates the ways in which theyare connected through varioussocial familiarities ranging fromcasual acquaintance to closefamiliar bonds.
  • 5. Sharing Points
  • 6. Social networking sites provideteens and young adults with avirtual environment where theyshare stories, pictures, videos,and participate in chat roomswith friends and acquaintances.
  • 7. By providing information aboutyourself using blogs, chat rooms, E-mail, or instant messaging, you cancommunicate either within alimited community, or with theworld at large.
  • 8. What is Social Networking &Media? The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest; Using social contacts to network; Using internets network groups A phenomenon that has recently taken over the web, allowing more connectivity and interaction between web user Social networking-new means of communicating and sharing information between two or more individuals on an online community.
  • 9. Whats in the Social Mediatoolbox? Blogs Provides human voice; forum for feedback Social Networks Sharing of personal interests; activity feed Communities Focused environment; like-minded users Micro-blogs Sharing of links, news; collaborative, real-time discussion Video & Photo sharing Compelling, powerful multimedia; easy to share, embed; creative ways
  • 10. Examples of Social Networking Sites Facebook- general Myspace.com general Classmates.com - school, college, work, and the military Twitter-micro-blogging YouTube-videos Craigslist-classifieds and personal ads
  • 11. HistoryEarly social networking websites: 1995 - classmates.com focused on ties between former schoolmates 1997 sixdegrees.com focused on indirect ties
  • 12. History, contd Modern social networking websites: 2002 Friendster now mostly used in Asia 2003 Myspace bought by News Corporation (parent company of Fox) in 2005 most popular social networking site in 2006
  • 13. History, contd 2004 - Facebook (founded by Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard as thefacebook.com) largest and fastest growing site in the World initially membership limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Ivy League; later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and above 2005 - Bebo stands for blog early, blog often
  • 14. What you can do on Facebook Find friends by name or email View and share information with friends Post public messages on Wall Send private messages Upload pictures, videos, links Stay in touch with friends in family, work, school, Rotary Average Facebook user has 120 friends Join pages, groups, and/or causes of interest Become fan, member, or supporter of your favorite interests Post messages on Wall or group discussion topics Find Facebook applications to do things of interest Track travel by city around the World Instant message and voice chat services such as Skype
  • 15. Facts and Figures As of 2007, there were more than 300 known social networking sites. Source: wikipedia.org 32% of teens have experienced some type of harassment online. 94% of teens are online, or have access to the Internet. 49% of teens who use social networking websites use it to make friends with people they dont know. Source: Pew Internet Research, 2009
  • 16. Facts and Figures (continued) 65% of teens have at least one online profile. Of those 65%, 32% have received some type of harassment online. 15% have had private information forwarded without their permission 13% received threatening messages 13% said someone spread a rumor about them online 6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission Source: Pew Internet Research, 2009
  • 17. Facts and Figures (continued) 2 in 5 teens tell their parents nothing about what they do online. 1 in 4 teens who have restrictions online can find a way around them. 44% of parents do not limit what their children do online whatsoever. Source: Cox Communications, 2009 50% of all teens have a computer in their bedroom. Source: University of Toronto, 2009
  • 18. Advantages Build Meaningful Relationship Generates Trafic Help Develop Links Increase Visibility Bring Business and Opportunities
  • 19. Disadvantages Steal your identity Can access your e-mail and financial information Downloading malicious software (Virus) Social networking can be both overwhelming and addictive
  • 20. Tips forSafeOnlineSocialNetworking
  • 21. Tips for Socializing Safely Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site. Keep some control over the information you post. Keep vital information to yourself. Make sure your screen name doesnt reveal too much about you.
  • 22. Tips for Socializing Safely Online (continued) Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you. Remember, once your information is posted, you cant take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access. Consider not posting your picture. Dont flirt with strangers online. Source: Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov
  • 23. Tips for Parents
  • 24. Tips for Parents Use the Internet with your children. Teach your children never to give out personal information. Instruct your child never to plan a face-to-face meeting with online acquaintances. Establish clear ground rules for Internet use within your family. Tell your children not to respond if they receive offensive or dangerous email, chat requests, or other types of communication and to tell you when this occurs. Source: Get Net Wise
  • 25. Tips for Parents (continued) Place your computer in a room thats open and accessible to all family members. Consider installing software filters that prevent your child from entering personal information. Consider installing monitoring software that prevents your child from entering personal information