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Social networking includes a variety of web sites and services that allow people to connect with friends, family, and colleagues online, as well as meet people with similar interests or hobbies. Popular websites such as Ning lets users create a profile where they can post photos and information about themselves, and send and receive messages to contacts. (Running, 2007)
Social Networking Wordle
Popular Social Networking sites
Ning is a platform for creating your own social network.With Ning, your social network can focus on anything and be open to anyone.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around the world. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, meet new people, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, andmore.
Create a community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
Since you are what you annotate - bookmarks, tags, annotations are a great expression of one's interests and expertise - Diigo provides new ways to connect and keep in touch with friends, and to learn both from your friends and about your friends with little extra effort.
The Village enables people and organizations to create and socialize their own websites to foster a more engaged brand community. It enhances and builds brand community by enabling members to connect with each other via photo and video sharing, blogs, chat, forums, email, instant messaging and more.
It's where people with a shared interest meet, get to know each other, and stay informed.
LinkedIn is an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.
Social Media in Plain English by Comon Craft
What is LinkedIn? by Comon Craft
Social Networking in Education
Classroom 2.0 (Ning)
ResourcesBeta Yahoo! for Teachers Launches
Facebook News Flash
--a comedy sketch by Train of Thought
QuestionsAre groups the same as networks? Why or why not? Is Yahoo Groups a true example of Social Networking?
Should we add sites like twitter, hellotxt?
Running, Jordan (2007, November 16). Solutions-Understanding Basic Internet Jargon. Retrieved July 27, 2008, Web site: http://www.tucows.com/article/1903#terms-s
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