The Social Web INF103 Computer Literacy Kim Keel June 27, 2011 The social web is defined as according to Boyd Ellison (2007) social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site. The social web popularity has increased dramatically since it was introduced in 1997, since than more advanced social web websites have been introduced like facebook and MySpace, which allows friends and family to reconnect and stay connected simply by updating your status and allowing others to post on your wall in your profile. It has also been a great tool to find old friends that you have lost contact with. According to Procon.org (2011) The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Classmates.com more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2009. The social web has many benefits both personally and professionally, but as usual all good things come with a price. The benefits of the social web is what made it extremely popular for our society. The social web has made it easier for individuals to stay in touch or reconnect with family and friends. It has also made it easier for individuals to expand their social networks personally and professionally. Social websites has also made meeting someone in person a thing of the past, instead they can communicate with someone safely over the networking site before meeting in person. According to Procon.org (2011) Social networking sites allow people to create new relationships and reconnect with friends and family. Increased communication, even online, strengthens relationships. Thanks to the social web networking websites it has become easier for college students to connect with individuals with the same interest and goals according to University of the Pacific (2011) They can be a way to connect with or meet people that a student may not have had the opportunity to beforeincluding other students, staff, faculty and even alumni. Most importantly it lets individuals put themselves in the in the publics eye and letting possible future employers their qualities and experiences. According to University of the Pacific (2011) social networking sitesoffers students the opportunity to create a positive self-image. The profiles gives you a chance to create the image of themselves that you want people to see by putting you best qualities out there. This shows that you care about you reputation and (to a certain extent) what people think about youwhether its you peers, University faculty and administrators, or future employers. Below shows that students use Facebook primarily to maintain existing offline relationships or to solidify what would otherwise be ephemeral, temporary acquaintanceships. The social web has increased the social capital throughout todays society. Social capital according to Ellison, Lampe, Steinfield (2007) refers to the resources accumulated through the relationships among people. Social capital has been linked to many positive outcomes of our society. For some individuals who have a strong social capital were able to draw from their social capital resources for help. According to Ellison, Lampe, Steinfield (2007) For individuals, social capital allows a person to draw on resources from other members of the networks to which he or she belongs. These resources can take the form of useful information, personal relationships, or the capacity to organize groups. Access to individuals outside ones close circle provides access to non-redundant information, resulting in benefits such as employment connections. Moreover, social capital researchers have found that various forms of social capital, including ties with friends and
Since introducing social networking sites, it has abstracted millions of user, which they use it in their daily life. Social networking has become very popular today. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the history of it, the definition, what it is, vocabulary used, and the tools social web has to offer. I will also discuss the advantage and disadvantage of using social web sites.
The history of social web started with a name "six degrees of separation”, SixDegrees.com was the…
“The development of the social web--the set of digital tools that allow people to connect with one another and share their stories—offers extraordinary potential to change what voices get heard in the global conversation. This is unlike anything the world has seen in a thousand years.” (Zandt 2010).The social web is growing at a phenomenal rate. It is a network that links people, organizations, and concepts together. In the Web 2.0 world, you have your real world friends and you have…
The Social Web
Melissa C. Miller
INF103 Computer Literacy
Professor Joan Rhodes
May 27, 2013
The computer age began the revolutionizing of a global connectedness. This revolution jumped ahead with the advent of the Internet and the increasng connectedness of everyday citizens and was fast-forwarded exponentially with the explosion of social media. In a couple of short generations, the world has become a very different place, with connections that might take weeks to make through…
Social Web and America
INF 103 Computer Literacy
November 28, 2012
When you think of the word “social” what comes to mind? The first couple of things would not have been the use of social web. The use of the internet as a means of interacting with others and accomplishing simple tasks is a new wave of America. Some may argue that it is invasive and unnecessary, some couldn’t image their life without it.
Social web is referred to as “a set of social relations that link…
Who Does PTSD Affect
•PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults.
•PTSD can occur at any age.
•Women are more likely to develop PTSD than
men, and there is some evidence that the
potential for the disorder may run in families.
The Social Problem
This social problem exists because the government does little to actually
help soldiers with PTSD, they are typically just sent home and left to deal
with the effects of PTSD. Not enough programs and funds are available
for them to get the help they need…
With the ascent of web-based social networking, for example, sites, online gatherings, and informal communities the voice of the buyer gets to be distinctly more grounded and organizations understand that promoting to today's innovation driven purchasers mean taking part in two-way correspondence. The ebb and flow research will diagram the significant changes in buyer conduct and give suggestions to retailers on the best way to coordinate online networking all the more viable and enhance engagement…
adults are active users of social media. However, the social media is absent in its current media plan. According to exibit 7, 60% of teenagers and 68% of young adults use social networking sites daily or more frequently. And those teenagers are young adults are mostly UnME’s target consumers.
Before discussing the numerous advantages and disadvantages of Web 2.0, we want to first introduce Web 2.0 and what’s it’s advances compared to Web 1.0.
Web 1.0 is basically a one-way…
January 7, 2015
Social media has impacted the lives of millions of people across the world. Through our advancement in technology we are able to surf the worldwide web at the palms of our hands. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. are all social networks that influence many people in today’s world. From pictures being posted to personal status reports and blogs seen all over the web. We live in a world where technology has taken over people’s…
Is Social Media Necessary?
Digital marketing has become more than just a common trend in the global
marketplace. People are connected to each other more than ever before. Many people
could even be considered addicted to social medial. There are articles online that
describe how people can become depressed and overweight by investing too much time
in social media. Some people stand accused of spending more time and energy on their
online profiles than they do on person‐to‐person interactions which can lead to social…
Social Media: For the
Better or Worse?
Did you know…
25 percent of students
time on the internet is
spent on social networking
Nielson Media Research Study (June 2010)
Who uses it?
Everyone in this room
Basically everyone around the world
Share information and do business quicker
Myspace and Friendster were the “grandaddy”
Facebook launched in 2006
2007 – 92%
2008 – 99%
Youngstown State University Study