Social Networking? ?-? ?perhaps you've heard of it before,? ?but are not quite sure what it means.?
Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups,? ?like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision,? ?if you will.? ?Although social networking is possible in person,? ?especially in the workplace,? ?universities,? ?and high schools,? ?it is most popular online.? ?This is because unlike most high schools,? ?colleges,? ?or workplaces,? ?the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other people,? ?to gather and share first-hand information and experiences about any? ?number of topics? ?.? ?.? ?.? ?from Golfing, gardening,? ?developing friendships and professional alliances.?
When it comes to online social networking,? ?websites are commonly used.? ?These websites are known as social sites.? ?Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users.? ?Depending on the website in question,? ?many of these online community members share common interests in hobbies,? ?religion,? ?or politics.? ?Once you are granted access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize.? ?This socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them.
The friends that you can make are just one of the many benefits to social networking online.? ?Another one of those benefits includes diversity? ?because the internet gives individuals from all around the world access to social networking sites.? ?This means that although you are in the United States,? ?you could develop an online friendship with someone in Denmark.? ?Not only will you make new friends,? ?but you just might learn a thing or two about new cultures or new languages and learning is always a good thing.?
Limitations of Online Social Networks :
Orkut is a student social network,? ?that combines to some extent privacy and the ability to socialize in an initially collegiate environment.? ?For example:? ?finding the person that lives in your dorm that sat next you in class and took notes when you fell asleep,? ?but you don?’?t know on a personal basis.? ?That is just a simple positive example of how a social network can help.? ?However the use of Facebook is limited by its interface and its corporate model.?
Orkut will never provide information directly to end user,? ?at least not anymore.? ?All information must occur through some form of Facebook interface that visits their site or a portal through their web page.? ?At the beginning,? ?before it became a business ran by professionals,? ?Facebook used to have the option to export all your friends numbers,? ?emails and contact information to a file that you could import to Outlook and send to your cell phone,? ?to have it all in one place.? ?No more need to stop and look at a computer to find that number.? ?Once it became a corporation however that feature was removed because it limited the use of Facebook as a revenue generating entity?; ?no ads displayed,? ?less profits.? ?This is the major fallacy of online social networks.
|Author: Kadhiravan Durai 29 Mar 2010||Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
|It depends upon the person who you are!! I am using it learn things straight from the experienced persons. The best example is that this site "India Study Channel". It is also paves the way to get into new people and read them.|
|Author: Anil Kumar Aitwal 31 Mar 2010||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
|As per my experience, everything in this world is a boon or a bane according to the manner the thing is utilised. We must learn to inculcate positive approach towards the changing world. |
|Author: Puja Rana 16 Apr 2010||Member Level: Silver Points : 2|
|These are my thoughts on social networking sites.....|
Point to support social networking site as a boon:
1. Saw in news that Maharashtra police will take the help of social networking sites for legal and criminal investigations.
2. It is a cost effective way to be in touch with our near and dear ones.
3. Various groups and communities in these social networking sites keeps one updated and enhance learning.
4. Writing skills are enhanced.
Point to support social networking site as a curse:
1. It is like an addiction to Kids. They spend their valuable time (which ideally they should have spend in playing outdoor games, reading books) sitting with computer.
2. Those who work in the office for 8-10 hours and when get back home again sit to chat and write scraps in social networking sites, tend to get chronic back pains.
3. Husband and wife try to find out their their old boy friends/girl friends and try to get back in touch with them. This results in strained relationship.
4. Lot of people create fake ID to hide their identity and write unwanted content.
5. Lot of porn content and videos are available that are not good for our young generation.
|Author: asif 22 Apr 2010||Member Level: Bronze Points : 1|
|Social networking is a boon because you can increase knowledge in all aspects by talking and sharing knowledge with people.Social networking sites like Orkut,facebook,twitter have created wide spread knowledge among youngsters.These should be encouraged and its a kind blessing.|