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2 What is it? Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, much like a neighborhood subdivision, if you will. Although social networking is possible in person, in the workplace, universities, and in high schools, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most of these places, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other people, to gather and share first-hand information, and to share experiences about any number of topics.

3 What is it? Con… When it comes to online social networking, websites are widely used. These websites are known as “social sites”. Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users. Depending on the website, many of these online members share common interests in hobbies, religion, or politics. Once you gain access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize. This socialization may be reading the profiles of other members and possibly even talking with them.

4 Tell Me Where! There are many online social networking sites utilized around the world; however, I will simply cover a few of the main ones utilized in this area: Facebook Myspace Aim Twitter Gaming (Xbox Live, PS3 Network, and PC)

5 What can you do??? You can connect with old friends and make new ones Share pictures Chat with friends whenever Learn various information about someone (ie. What they like to do for fun, what their favorite movie or music is, and their favorite quotes, these are just a few) Add applications- (games, quizzes, ect.) Create groups and share events such as vacations, birthdays, and movie nights.

6 But be carful what you post!

7 What Can You Do??? Very similar to Facebook but it was created before it. You do virtually the same things but some people favor Myspace over Facebook, and vice-versa. Myspace tends to be favored by the younger population while Facebook tends to be favored by the older ones, but not in all cases. Two major differences between the two: on Myspace you can have a profile graphic and a profile playlist.

8 Where and how the gaming industry became a social networking environment.

9 The creation of the gaming industry and its social networking compatibility. Gaming started around one simple concept. How can a company create something that would appeal to many people, and be fun and easy to use at the same time. The development of video games was the starting point in our ways of discovering the usage of technology. The way that we play our video games today all originates from the use of computer software. This software is used to create certain features and game statistics that will enable the gamer to do as he wishes. This unique ability enables us to use many updated features for today’s society, as well as stay in contact with our friends.

10 The Different Types of Hardware Devices and How They Can Be a Social Networking Device Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 The Computer The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 offer many different abilities to play games, talk to your buddies with an online account, and overall earn certain achievements & honors. The PlayStation 3 even lets you surf online with a modem connected to it. The computer is where it all began. Not only can you chat online for free using chat services such as Yahoo! Instant messenger, but you can also get on sites such as Facebook. The computer is the most flexible system because it can do so much in such a small space.

11 Pictures of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and a computer

12 Here are the similarities of Both the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and how they relate to social networking. Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 The Xbox 360 is a versatile gaming platform that has great graphics and a sleek design. The ability to use an online gaming service called Xbox Live. Chat with your friends and play games together online. Earn achievements that will get you respect and overall appreciation for your skill. Compete world wide in online matches with your favorite games. Has the ability to play DVD videos. The PlayStation 3 is a well built, well oiled machine. The PlayStation 3 has a very advanced internal graphics capability. The ability to use an online gaming service called PS3 Online. Earn honors that will earn you respect as well, just as the Xbox 360, the two systems have similarities in this area. You can compete world wide in online matches with your favorites games, but the Xbox 360 may not offer the same games as the PS3. Has the Ability to play Blue-Ray and original DVD’s.

13 The Networking Capabilities of The Gaming Industry. The online services offered can help bring friends together to catch up and play with each other. Allowing these groups of people to come together enables a better online experience for many people. The reason why many people buy these systems is to stay in contact with their families and friends. These systems offer many online services such as chat, video chat, and party chatting capabilities.

14 Online Social Networking Websites That We Do Not Use. Twitter, Hi-5, Friendster, and many more. The reason we do not use these websites is because of general user friendly web access is not as high as it could be. There have been many viruses, hacking, and stolen identities from these websites. Due to low popularity, who would want to use them anyway?

15 Social Networking and The Effects it Holds on The American People Social networking has become more technologically advanced and user friendly over the years. These websites and user actions make it easy to keep in contact with other people and family. This makes staying in contact more efficient than standard phone usage. Since almost everyone in the United States has a computer, Social Networking has developed very efficiently and will continue to do so.

16 Aol Instant Messenger (AIM) AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. It was released by AOL in May 1997. Stand-alone official AIM client software includes advertisements and is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Linux. The software, maintained by AOL, LLC, has the largest share of the instant messaging market in North America, especially in the United States (with 52% of the total reported as of 2006). [1] This does not include other instant messaging software related to or developed by AOL, such as ICQ and iChat. (Source provided from

17 Twitter Twitter in itself is something different then both facebook and myspace. The main thing is that you mostly talk to people, mostly what you can do is post status updates. Some of the things that you can do is debate politics. Mostly the types of people who use this website is celebrities. The main aspect of twitter is to follow people or organizations in their aspects of being a company.

18 Twitter addicts

19 Conclusion

20 Work Cited

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