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Social Networking Sites (SNS)

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Breakdown of SNS
"With the rise of such mega-sites as Facebook, which by itself now boasts more than 750 million active users around the world, online social network site use has become a fixture in the lives of a large proportion of the world's 2 billion Internet users." (Steinfield, 2013, p. 115)
Online Social Network Sites and the Concept of Social Capital
1. As the CNN article quoted from a teenage girl, "People feel that when they get a lot of likes. It means that they're pretty and popular, and that makes them feel better," (Wallace 2014). This idea of being obsessed with how many likes a person receives is quite prevalent in today's social media world. According to Baym and Boyd, "When private is made public through social-mediation, the nature of both experience and of privacy itself can be changed" (Baym, 2012, p. 322). Logically it makes sense that the easiest way to get more likes is to attempt to pander to more people. Having weak connections with many different people is what we call bridging social capital. Do you think people are more willing to post personal information in order to gain more attention and more social capital? Where do you draw the line in regards to what you will and will not post on social media?


Question
In
Online Social Network Sites and the Concept of Social Capital
, the authors begin by defining
SNS
, stating that the term "broadly refers to websites that enable users to articulate a network of connections of people with whom they wish to share access to profile information, news, status updates, comments, photos, or other forms of content" (Steinfield, 2013, p. 116).
The authors cite boyd and Ellison and list the three essential components of an SNS (Steinfield, 2013, p. 116).
1) A user-constructed public or semi-public profile
2) A set of connections to other users within the system
3) The ability to view one's own listed connections, as well as connections made by others in the system.
Steinfield, Ellison, & Vitak
Social Networking Sites (SNS)
Megan Broad, Brittney Ireland, Nolan Evans
Summary of Second article
-Do social media sites create anxiety among teens?
-Six teens and adolescents
-FOMO-Fear of missing out
-"The more likes, the greater the social standing you appear to have."
-Workshop held by SheKnows.com
CNN Article "Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety"
"...websites that enable users to articulate a network of connections of people with whom they wish to share access to profile information, news, status updates, comments, photos, or other forms of content" (Steinfield, 2013, p. 116)

-Diana Graber: Study in classroom asking students to go 24 hours without social media during one of three weekends

-1 in the 28 students was able to do this

-Study by University of Michigan found that social media can make you feel worse about yourself

-Workshop was to "help students realize the impact of social media on them"

-Serves as a way to talk with teens about SNS
-Psychological effects

-"100 club"


"I think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle." (Wallace, 2014)
Continued...
"I really do notice that a lot of people who get tons of likes and have tons of followers on Instagram and Facebook do tend to think that they are really popular and that everyone knows who they are, when ... all their followers haven't even met them before." (Wallace, 2014)

"For example, when I text someone and I think that I might have made them upset because they didn't reply right away, I automatically assume that they got mad at me." (Wallace, 2014)





Social capital is defined as a term “used to refer to the accumulated resources derived from the relationships among people within a specific social context or network" (Steinfield, 2013, p. 117). The CNN article discusses how popular social media sites such as Facebook give users the ability to "like" something of another user. In relation to social capital, do you believe the number of likes you receive on something is equivalent to how much social capital you have as a SNS user? Is there a difference?
Question...?
As mentioned in the Online Social Network Sites and the Concept of Social Capital article, “much of the anxiety about privacy is linked to fears that users are connecting with strangers and divulging too much personal information" (Steinfield, 2013, p. 124).The CNN article focuses on anxiety that is created through gaining social capital through various ways, such as “likes” or the idea of FOMO (Wallace 2014). How do these two causes of anxiety compare to one another? Should one be of greater concern to SNS users?
The authors define
social capital
as “accumulated resources derived from the relationships among people within a specific social context or network” (Steinfield, 2013, 117). SNS's provide substantial assistance in building users' social capital.
They continue the topic by introducing the concepts of
bridging
and
bonding
social capital (Steinfield, 2013, 118).
Bridging - users feel connected to all of their SNS friends, including weak ties, and cater their posts and interactions to a wide audience.
Bonding - users have a smaller group of SNS friends that they consider close, such as family members, in which they can turn to in times of strife.
"...social media blur boundaries between presence and absence, time and space, control and freedom, personal and mass communication, private and public, and virtual and real, affecting how old patterns should be understood and raising new challenges and opportunities for people engaging others through new technologies" (Baym, 2012, p. 320)
Groups and communities use media to make themselves visible and to create new publics
The difference now is that the capabilities of technology allow virtually anyone to post anything instantly across the world.
"Social-mediated publicness calls into question understandings of the relation between public and private and between audiences and publics" (Baym, 2012, p. 322)
Because social media allows for bridging different social and cultural worlds, collapsed contexts are created.
1) As discussed in this week's reading,
Online Social Network Sites and the Concept of Social Capital
, studies from earlier research (Nie, 2001) have found that "interactions on the Internet replace offline interactions, weakening heavy Internet users' offline relationships" (Steinfield, 2013, 123-124). Alternatively, other research shows that a common theme of computer-mediated communication (CMC) research involves the formation of relationships online that later extend to offline meetings (Ellison et al., 2011a). How do research findings such as these help us understand the increase in social anxiety?
Poll Time!

https://www.polleverywhere.com/my/polls#!/my/polls
Activity

Brainstorm the "perfect" SNS. What do you consider to be important aspects of having the perfect SNS? Uploading pictures? Privacy Settings?
2. From this weeks article, "...social media blur boundaries between presence and absence, time and space, control and freedom, personal and mass communication, private and public, and virtual and real, affecting how old patterns should be understood and raising new challenges and opportunities for people engaging others through new technologies" (Baym, 2012, p. 320). Social media practices have began to change acceptable social norms, such has posting on a friends wall for their birthday instead of calling them or telling them in person. Even a teen quoted in the CNN article has noticed this saying "I really do notice that a lot of people who get tons of likes and have tons of followers on Instagram and Facebook do tend to think that they are really popular..." (Wallace 2014). Do you think the blurring lines of online versus offline relationships creates a false sense of reality in regards to personal relationships? How do you define a personal relationship?
Works Cited

Nancy K. Baym & danah boyd (2012) Socially Mediated Publicness:
An Introduction, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56:3, 320-329, DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2012.705200

Steinfield, Charles, Ellison, Nicole B., Cliff Lampe, and Jessica
Vitak. "Online Social Network Sites and the Concept of Social Capital." Frontiers in New Media Research. By Charles Steinfield. N.p.: n.p., 2013. 115-31. Print.

Wallace, Kelly. "Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' Anxiety." CNN. Cable News
Network, 16 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014.

2) According to the article, "The thrust of the bridging social capital scale is that respondents feel that they are connected to and willing to give time and energy to a larger group of people beyond their small circle of contacts" (Steinfield, 2013, 122). The article goes on to state that bonding social capital "captured the extent to which respondents felt that there were people they could turn to in a time of need within their local (i.e., university) community for such matters as providing a significant loan or a job reference, helping solve a problem, or helping with other important matters" (Steinfield, 2013, 122).

Is it more likely that users will experience higher levels of anxiety from SNS usage due to bridging or bonding social capital? Why?
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