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Social Networking

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Erika Carmona

on 9 November 2014

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Transcript of Social Networking


A web based system is one that can be accessed via a web browser and typically off-site or off of the network that you are currently on.
Website Based Systems
BBSs, CompuServe, AOL and Prodigy
Early Systems -1980's - 1990's
How to Sign In

Purpose was to find old classmates

“Classmates.com was a website that first showed up in the 90s, and tried to do what Friendster and Facebook were later able to do”

However they intended to charge for many of the features that other social networks provide today for free.
Early Profile Based Systems:
Social Networking

It's past & It's present

First window that opens up when you visit Facebook.com
The Pros & Cons of Social Network Sites
Important Websites of Today
It's "Like" button has become users' favorite tool
How to Create an Account
Bulletin Board System (BBSs)
-Created in 1978

An application dedicated to the sharing or exchange of messages or other files on a network.

Became the primary kind of online community

BBS is still fairly common in parts of the world where the Internet is less established and is still valued by many with Internet access for its ability to foster a sense of community.

Also known as CIS
Founded in 1969
Considered an Internet Pioneer
Offered online services, such as forums, email and electronic bulletin boards
First major commercial online service in the U.SA.

CompuServer Information Service
Founded in 1983 as Quantum Computer Services
Main internet provider throughout the USA
Dial up system
AOL Mail and AIM

X.25 dialup.
supported 1200 bit/s modems.
By 1990 it was the 2nd largest online service provider
Message boards, email and online news services


Founded in 1994
It’s a web-based chat server
Acquired by Yahoo! In 1999
During this time it was the third-most visited web site on the World Wide Web
Shut down on 2009


One of the first social media sites

The network gave users the freedom to personalize their online experiences by publishing their own content and interacting with others with similar interests.


Offers free and paid web hosting services

Drag-and-drop photo albums, social feeds, blogging tools

Six Degrees

Purpose: friends, family members
Spam-filled membership drives

similar to classmates.com
“circle of friends”
Glitches, crashes
Now is simply known as a social gaming site
it remains a force in Asia and, curiously, a near-necessity in the Philippines.


2006 -The most visited social networking site in the world

2009 -Overtaken by Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
innovative features
An open API that allows third-party developers to create applications that work with it.
'like' button
Post comments,
write on the wall
private chat

Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass
Known as “the SMS of the Internet”
An online social networking and micro blogging service that enables users to send short 140-character text messages, called “tweets”.
Twitter, just as Facebook also created their own API that allows third-party applications that work with the application itself
Reid Hoffman
A network resource for business people who want to connect with other professionals
It's members are known as "connections"
You can connect with professors and even upload your resume and find jobs.
Submit a picture
Stay in touch with profesionals.

It gives people the opportunity to connect and stay in touch with others all over the world.
Quick communication! It saves time because one can reach millions with just one post.
It allow us to find old friends, classmates, neighbors, etc.
We could meet unwanted people
A person could reveal more information than they should
These sites track cookies
If not careful one could get viruses and malware
You could become highly addicted. This will interfere with you focusing in more relevant, self-improvement activities.
This is pretty simple, start by typing in the website where you wish to open an account.
Most social network sites want YOU to open an account and provide them all your information. Therefore you will find a BIG sign saying "Get started – it’s free," "Join in" or "Sign up"
As you can see, you must provide your name, last name, D.O.B, a valid email address and a password so can log in in the future. This is standard for most websites.
After you provide your basic information, they will probably ask for more, but that's entirely up to you. From now on consider yourself a member. You just opened an account just like the rest of the world. Oh, and dont forget you password. Although, if you do there's always a way to recover it!
Creating an Online Social Network Site
After you were welcomed with a huge window to sign in, you will find a smaller sign saying "log in"
Usually, in order to sign in into an
account, you must type-in the email
you used to open the account
or an username. Also you must put in your password

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