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Table of Contents

Introduction...................................................................................................................3
History...........................................................................................................................3
Social Networking Today..............................................................................................4
Advantages of Social Networking.................................................................................9
Free of Charge..........................................................................................................9
Simple and easy to set up.........................................................................................9
Keep in touch............................................................................................................9
Good opportunities to find a job...............................................................................9
Disadvantages of Social Networking..........................................................................10
Face to Face Connections are Endangered.............................................................10
Cyberbullying and Crimes against Children...........................................................11
Time Waster............................................................................................................11
Conclusion...................................................................................................................12
References...................................................................................................................12

Illustration Index
Illustration 1: Global Digital Statistics in November 2014...........................................4
Illustration 2: Active users by social platform in November 2014................................5
Illustration 3: Active users in chat apps in November 2014..........................................6

Index of Tables
Table 1: Summary of Social Networking platforms......................................................8

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Introduction

The social network is a social structure made up of some social actors and
dyadic tie between these actors. In 21st century social networks has become so
prominent because we can connect with our friends, family and acquaintances who
actually lives far away and allows us to share photos, videos, voice calls, video calls
to interact with them without missing a moment. All social networks are internet
based and some of the examples are Fcebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, LinkedIn etc.
Where we can interact with individuals or organizations using social networks.

History
In 1890, mile Durkheim and Fernand Tnnies came up with the idea of
Social Networks in their theories and research of Social groups, and major
improvements have been done in this field during 1930's of following groups likes,
Psychology, Anthropology and Mathematics.
As time pass by the theme of social networks has changed into social media,
where we can connect with people of individuals or organizations, anywhere in the
world by using the source called Internet. As they kept on developing Social
networks, it has finally plays an important role in 21st century as it connect the world
as one whole web.
Social Networking Today

Soon after the invention of blogs, social media components began to get the
attention among the population. Linked in which is founded in 2003 is one great
example for that, though its used for professional purposes with the dawn of 2013, it
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conquered a number of 20 million users and YouTube which came out in 2005,
creating an entirely new way for people to communicate and share with each other
across great distances.
By 2006, Facebook which is easily known as FB1 and Twitter both became
available in the internet space. These two sites still holds the most popularity on the
internet. Not only these two, there are hundreds and thousands of sites has begun
popping up to fill social networking alcove.
Facebook and Twitter both became available to users throughout the world.
These sites remain some of the most popular social networks on the Internet. Other
sites like Tumblr, Spotify, Foursquare and Pinterest began popping up to fill specific
social networking niches.
Today, huge amount of SN2 sites has evolved and many of them has
functionality to cross-post. This has created the world to give up the thing called
person to person communication as the cross posting evolved more in
communication. The existence of social media would last till the last human to
disappear, in some form at least.

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Facebook
Social Network

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Social Network
Name
Facebook

Founded

February 4,
2004

Users

Type

Alexa Rank

1350 million

Social
Networking
Service

Twitter

March 21, 2006

271 million

Social
Networking
Service

Whatsapp

2009

600 million

Instant
messaging

Viber

December 2,
2010

105 million

Instant
messaging &
voice over IP

WeChat

Linkedin

January 2011

2003

438 million

186 million

Instant
Messaging
Social
Networking
Service

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Table 1: Summary of Social Networking platforms

Advantages of Social Networking

Free of Charge
We can give some examples for this such as My space, Facebook, Friendster,Twitter.
We need only a valid email address to create the page no any other requirements. It's
a new trend of marketing in these days.
Simple and easy to set up
We can create our background our self and it's easy to create and customize a profile
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page our self.

Keep in touch
In the earlier days people communicated with letter, e-mail, phones. But it's difficult
to communicate with these sources. But the help of this social networking people can
know about the recent activities of their friends.
Helps in businesses
It's a valuable source for the people whom they are doing businesses. from this social
networking system they can find and communicate other multinational companies
and improve their business activities.

Good opportunities to find a job


Before social networking been introduced people had to find a job by papers,
magazines. It's difficult to find a job from that way but now a these days people can
find the job online their self which they needed.

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Social networks showed a huge impact on our generation. Social networking


provides a way to stay in touch with friends and also offer online opportunities for
professional networking.
Social networking could be advantageous for your career, but there are also
disadvantages to consider and now let's take a look at the disadvantages of social
networks to see if you have to spend more attention to this online business or use it in
a productive well. We see the main problems of social networks.

Face to Face Connections are Endangered


Individuals are free to create a fake profile and pretend to be someone else.
It's hard to say no, rude or ignore someone when you come take a look at the call of
the eye, but it's incredibly easy and fast to unfriend or unfollow someone or simply to
block their attempts to connect when communicating through social networks.
Teens are at greater risk because they are the steps to learn how to communicate with
others or to build and maintain relationships.
National School Boards Association shows that for children in this age group use
social network 41 percent spend time publishing messages from those provisions.
They do not need to spend this time face-to-face with peers or other development that
is necessary for the future success of social interaction skills.
Cyberbullying and Crimes against Children
The use of social networks can expose people to intimidation or lead to
inappropriate contact from others.
Parents need to filter the Internet since children may be exposed to pornography or
other inappropriate content.
Cyberbullying Report 2010, 93 percent of teens aged 12 -17 uses the Internet and 63
percent of your daily Internet use. Such use of high increases the risk of becoming
victims of their cyber bullying or cyber-crime.
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Time Waster
Social networks can absorb a big waste of time up to 17 percent of our time
on unproductive internet server.
Some of this time is probably dedicated to the manufacture and maintenance of
important business, social and professional relationships, it is also true that it is easy
to get distracted and end up spending valuable time on games, chat or other nonrelated activities.
Facebook users spend about six hours a month on the site, while net social workers
spend three times more time in these communities as they do in other online activities
such as e-mail.
So initially social networking is a waste of time if not used properly.

The main disadvantage of social networks is that most people do not know
how to network effectively, because they lose time in unrelated subjects for a result,
the few benefits they derive from their activity network is not worth the time
invested.

The best way to use social networking sites to stay focused on what you want
to achieve and do not get distracted.

The golden rule of social networks is to avoid anything that might reflect
badly on online you or your business.

Act unprofessional photos you could hurt your chances of getting a job, or a
bad impression of you.

If you want social media and social networks using professional site, you can
create a separate account under a nickname, so you can keep your account clean.

If we use social networking efficiently, we can get more advantages than


disadvantages, so we will achieve greater benefits from social networks.

Conclusion
Social Networking is a new way to communicate with people. It has been
adopted by most of teenagers in the world. Social Networking sites allow us to share
photos, videos, voice calls, video calls to interact with others easly and faster.
Social Medias are advantageous if you use it wisely. Casual connection with
the electronic world could also have some down time. Its up to the person whos
involved. A doctor uses a knife to save a life, a murderer could use the same knife to
kill another life.
References

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Introduction to social networking.[online].Available from:


https://accan.org.au/consumer-info/tip-sheets/introduction-to-socialnetworking[Accessed 4 December 2014].
Social Network.[online].Available
from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network[Accessed 4 December 2014].

wearesocial.( n.d. )-Internet Users Pass 3 Billion Mark[online].Available


from:http://wearesocial.sg/blog/2014/11/internet-users-pass-3-billion[Accessed 6
December 2014].

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