Social networking sites as a media of communication

What are social networking sites

The media affects What we think about self image and what others should look like. Modern communication media now allow for intense long-distance exchanges between larger numbers of people communication , one of them is SNS. A social network service is an online platform that focuses on building of social networks or social relations among people. SNS make it possible to connect people who share interests and activities across political, economic, and geographic borders. SNS have a future of profiles, Friends, comments, and private messaging but they are vary greatly in their features . Some have photo-sharing or video-sharing capabilities; others have built-in blogging and instant messaging technology

Examples of social networking cites

Like flicker, word press, YouTube, Facebook, twitter, wiki , google doc

Function of Social Networking sites

• Work Connections
One form of social networking that’s growing in popularity is corporate social networking
• Keeping in Touch
Social networking provides a great way for you to stay in touch with people who may have moved away.
• Get Feedback
you can use social networking to get feedback on ideas immediately
• Share Multiple Points of View
Different exposure can help you to learn to look at things from different angles, and be more tolerant of other people’s opinions, things that go a long way in the working world.
• Talking to Students , Teachers , online forum
many student organizations have specific social networks designed to help students connect.

So ..Throughout the years, participants of social networks have:

• Found romance
• Formed new businesses
• Enhanced their existing businesses
• Received assistance when in trouble
• Found new jobs
• Received job recommendations
• Made friends
• Connected with old friends
• Received free lodging on vacation

From the web 2.0 learning opportunity organized by CTA and ILRI I have learned

-how to collaborative write a paper
-how to integrate different sites like igoogle
-how to organize your are of interest for update like Rss and alert
-how to join professional networks
-how to use advanced web 2.0 tools to make blogs and micro blogs more attractive and usefull

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