Presentation on theme: "What is Social Networking ? What is Social Networking ?"— Presentation transcript:
What is Social Networking ? What is Social Networking ?
Social Networking is defined as……. * building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. * Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.
Let’s Going Surfing Now- Everybody’s Learning How 75% of adults and 93% of teens age are online
Information seeking & research E-commerce & online shopping Entertainment Communication & social media
How are Teens Using the Internet……… ? 97% play video or computer games 87% use email 75% view video on video sharing sites 70% use social networking sites 68% use instant messsaging 54% read blogs 30% maintain and regularly post on their own blog 64% of the total user generated content online is created by teens
Social Networking - What’s the Purpose ? “Social Networking in Plain English” by Common Craft
How these tools can benefit your work with teens Reach teens where they are - 41% of teens who use Myspace, Facebook or similar sites say they send messages to friends via those sites every day. Layer your message Put their skills to good use Reach beyond your circle of teens Market your program and share your stories
How these tools can benefit your organization Increase your ability to be found Reach a broader audience beyond your email list Get your message out there the way you want it stated Allow for easy communication flow
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