Social Networking

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Social Networking by Mind Map: Social Networking

1. Business

1.1. Connect to Clients

1.1.1. Client-to-Client Communication

1.1.2. Cient-to-Business Communication

1.1.3. Quick Communication

1.1.3.1. Examples: Tweet or DM on Twitter, Instant Messaging or DM on Facebook and Myspace

1.2. Getting a Job

1.2.1. Employers view Social Websites and Profiles

2. Education

2.1. Student Colleague Interactions

2.2. Student Professor Interactions

2.3. Promotes Informal Learning

2.4. Increases Student Engagement

2.4.1. May be easier for a student to participate online rather than in person

2.5. Event Planning and Announcements

2.5.1. Examples: Study Groups Change of Test Dates Informational Links Class Discussions

2.5.1.1. Hashtags can be used to narrow down subject matter.

3. Social Life

3.1. Connect with Friends and Family

3.1.1. Stay connected with people from all over the world

3.1.1.1. Instant Messaging, Direct Messaging, Tweeting, Statuses

3.1.1.2. Share photos and links

3.1.1.3. Invite to Events

3.1.1.4. Play Games

3.1.1.5. Promote yourself and other businesses

3.1.1.6. Hashtags

3.1.1.7. Share experiences and opinions

3.1.2. Access to Phone Numbers and Addresses, according to Privacy Settings

3.1.3. Keep different interest groups separated by lists or different websites

3.1.3.1. Examples: Lists on Twitter, Groups on Facebook, Pinboards on Pinterest, Circles on Google Plus, etc

3.2. Make New Friends

3.2.1. New friends with similar interests

3.2.2. Friends of friends

3.3. Discovery

3.3.1. Discover new interests

3.3.1.1. via hashtags, Facebook pages, retweeting tweets, etc.

3.3.2. Stay up to date on current events

4. Public

4.1. Celebrities

4.1.1. Update fans and supporters

4.1.2. Update new movie or CD releases

4.1.3. Update on Social Life/ Gossip and Rumours

4.2. Business/Franchises

4.2.1. Updates

4.2.2. Special Deals and Sales

4.2.3. Marketing and Promotion

4.2.4. Customer Feedback and Reviews

4.3. Sports/Entertainment

4.3.1. Updates

4.3.2. Marketing and Promotion

4.4. News

4.4.1. Update current events

4.4.2. Promotion

5. Pros

5.1. Easy Access

5.1.1. Cell Phones

5.1.2. Computers

5.2. Stay Connected

5.3. Discovery

5.4. User Friendly

5.5. Collaborative Information

5.5.1. Evolution of Ideas

5.5.2. Personal knowledge

5.5.3. Problem Solving

6. Privacy

6.1. User can choose different privacy settings

6.1.1. Never know who is viewing or has seen information posted by user once it is posted to the public on social media

6.2. Password Protection

6.2.1. Only the user, and those with the knowledge of the user account's password has access to direct messages and all information on his/her personal account

7. Cons

7.1. Access to Personal Information

7.2. Public Information

7.3. Bad Information can be spread quickly

7.3.1. Rumors

7.3.2. False Information

7.4. Cause distractions

7.4.1. Driving

7.4.2. School-- Studying, homework, productivity, etc.

8. Examples

8.1. Myspace

8.1.1. Network with other users

8.1.1.1. Meet new friends

8.1.1.2. Connect with current friends

8.1.2. Use multimedia

8.1.2.1. Free music and videos to use on profile

8.1.2.2. Myspace editor is HTML and Java capable

8.1.3. Advanced editing for Myspace profile

8.1.4. Keep in touch with Myspace friends

8.1.4.1. Email

8.1.4.2. Blog

8.1.4.3. Bulletins

8.1.4.4. Instant message

8.1.4.5. Forums

8.1.4.6. Groups

8.1.4.7. Forums

8.1.5. Minimal, poor privacy setting options

8.1.5.1. MySpace offers no way to allow people to see your profile but still keep them from emailing your and trying to add you to their own MySpace friend list.

8.2. Facebook

8.2.1. Largest social network in the world

8.2.1.1. Join groups

8.2.1.1.1. Try fun and convenient applications

8.2.1.1.2. Play games

8.2.1.2. Make connections

8.2.1.2.1. Share photos with family and friends

8.2.1.2.2. Chat instantly with available friends

8.2.1.2.3. Connect with loved ones from around the world

8.2.1.2.4. Reconnect with old friends and classmates

8.2.1.2.5. Privately direct message with friends

8.2.1.3. Share interests

8.2.1.3.1. Invite friends to an event

8.2.1.3.2. Promote yourself or your business using Facebook pages

8.2.2. Privacy

8.2.2.1. Varies by user

8.2.2.2. Varies by post

8.3. Twitter

8.3.1. How is it used?

8.3.1.1. Participation Type

8.3.1.1.1. Active Participation

8.3.1.1.2. Passive Participation

8.3.1.2. Free Twitter apps for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android

8.3.1.3. Privacy

8.3.1.3.1. Private- Only followers can view tweets

8.3.1.3.2. Public- Anyone can view tweets