Presentation on theme: "Social networking FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. Then In the beginning of Facebook, there were very few features. There were no status updates, messages, photo."— Presentation transcript:
Then In the beginning of Facebook, there were very few features. There were no status updates, messages, photo albums, or even the platform to create a News Feed. Zuckerberg achieved instant success when he launched thefacebook.com, with over 600 students instantly joining the first day and almost 1,000 joined the following day. Original Facebook accounts had to be from a Harvard.edu email address and user names were verified.
Now As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users. more than half of whom use Facebook on a mobile device. Because of the rising popularity in the News Feed function, people became concerned with controlling who sees their content. In 2009, Zuckerberg worked to build a better privacy model that applied to news feeds, photos and videos, and all aspects of a profile. Facebook’s settings have made it easier for users to hide information and now require users to gain permission before allowing a connection. They are also able to moderate and punish spammers. The like button is a social networking feature, allowing users to express their appreciation of content such as status updates, comments, photos, and advertisements. The popularity of Facebook and relevance it has in our culture inspired the 2010 film, “The Social Network,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake.
Then The first “tweet” was sent out on March 21, 2006 by Twitter founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey. The tweet simply read, “just setting up my twttr.” twttr was the name of the platform at the time. However, it soon added in the i and e to form the now recognizable Twitter. # trends, revolutionised the way in which important topics, news, events and advertising can be communicated to the masses. Twitter was open to everyone from the beginning unlike Facebook.
Now Twitter has become a unique tool for staying connected with friends and families, celebrities making statements, and advertisers communicating with their target audience. It is the second most popular social media platform sitting in a distant second behind Facebook. Over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet.“ Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. Available in lots of language including LOLZCATZ People of celebrity status or importance can talk to fans/members of the public. They are also verified to prove authenticity.