Group Research Paper- Online Platforms

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Group Research Paper-

As a group you must review 5 online platforms of your choice (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Ideascale, etc.) that could be used by a virtual team in a company to communicate with their worldwide divisions. Your group must use your readings to research and create a “grading platform” to create criteria to “grade” each platform. For example, you could create a matrix that has ease of communication as measuring item. After your group has “graded” these platforms, each person in your group will then write their own 5 to 7 page paper to recommend whether or not Ford should use these platforms by using your grading matrix and your readings to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. In the end, you
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Furthermore, the article concluded by saying that many of the privacy issues on Facebook are primarily design issues, which could be ameliorated by an interface that made the flows of information more transparent to users (Hull, Lipford & Latulipe, 2011).

Additionally, this article tiles, Facebook & Your Privacy. (cover story) explains that “Facebook collects and shares data in ways that the consumer is often unaware, such as third-party applications, links from other web resources, and facial recognition software for shared photographs. Threats posed by Facebook use include threats and harassment by other users, hacking, and monitoring of personal data by employers, college admissions, or insurers” ( 2012). Therefore, the team concluded that Facebook was not a viable option for Ford Motor Company team communication platform.

According to the official’s sites of LinkedIn, LinkedIn is the social network for work professionals created by Reid Hoffman in 2002 and currently the network has about 161 million professionals worldwide. In addition, when individuals joined LinkedIn, they get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help them be great at what you do (LinkedIn about us, 2013). Based on the Team grading platform LinkedIn received an overall 22 out of 30.

The reason for this is because LinkedIn is mostly for Job seekers and to connect with other professionals. According