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  • 1. Social Networks April Steenburgh, Jaimie Ehardt, and Rolando Valentin

2. History of Social Networks The first site recognizable as what we would call a social networking site launched in 1997. SixDegrees.com. o Profiles o List your friends o Move through Friends lists While those functions existed across places like dating sites, SixDegress was the first to combine them into one location 3. History of Social Networks Alas, SixDegrees was short-lived, closing down in 2000. It may have been ahead of its time Business started working on business networks with Ryze.com in 2001 (leading to things like LinkedIn later) In 2003 Social Networks really started to take off, Myspace launching to compete with Friendster and Xanga. 4. History of Social Networks After Myspace, blogging took off with sites like Livejournal. All social network sites were working to fine tune the interface and appeal of how they managed profiles, friends lists, and the ease with which individuals could move through their friends, as well as privacy concerns, in order to attract users 5. References Boyd, D. & Ellison, N. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history and scholarship. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.10836101.2007.00393.x/full 6. Top 5 Most Popular Social Networking Sites 7. #1-Facebook 8. #2-Twitter 9. #3- Linkedin 10. #4- Pinterest 11. #5- Google+ 12. References http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites http://technozigzag.com/internet/top-5-most-popular-social-networking-sites/263 13. Digital Native Prensky defines these as the group of individuals, specifically students in kindergarten through college, that have grown up surrounded and saturated with new technologies 14. Where do the rest of us lie? Digital Immigrant: Prensky suggests that all other individuals outside of the digital native arena are considered digital immigrants; adapting to the digital environment but never fully immersed in it 15. Which one best represents you? Digital NativeDigital Immigrant 16. What is a Digital Hermit? A term that I respectfully dubbed as those individuals who shy away from the usage of new technologies such as social media. Not only do they shy away from it digital hermits also have a hard time dealing with the idea of utilizing social media within the classroom. 17. References Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Retrieved , from http://www.nnstoy.org/download/technology/Digit al%20Natives%20-%20Digital%20Immigrants.pdf 18. Applications of Social Networks Education o Utilizing networks such as Facebook or Twitter for class discussion platforms as opposed to traditional LMS o Using blogs as a space for students to share ideas and for peers to join in discussion through comments as opposed to individuals handing in papers Business/Non-Profits o Getting news to customer/community in regards to events and activities o Get feedback from customers/community 19. Social Network Best Practices Develop a social media policy Ensure that users can report abuse or questionable content and develop a process for dealing with it. Be consistent, both in posting regularity and content Engage your audience o Respond to comments o Strike up conversation o Make posts that are relevant and appealing to your audience Be aware of privacy and moderator settings that are available to you 20. References Miller, S. (2013). Increasing student participation in online group discussions via Facebook. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.library.esc.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/p dfviewer?sid=f457356a-d614-4894-b54438ae0144b814%40sessionmgr115&vid=8&hid=4210 Vaccaro, A. (2007). 9 best practices using social toos in education. Retrieved from http://goingon.com/blog/9-bestpractices-using-social-tools-education-facebook-educatorsguide

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