Social Networks - Social Media
is a social structure made up of a set of
social actors (such as individuals or
), sets of dyadic ties,
and other social interactions
between actors. The social network
perspective provides a set of methods for analyzing the structure of whole
social entities as well as a variety of theories explaining the
observed in these structures
. The study of these structures uses social
network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential
entities, and examine
Social Network Dangers
- Internet Addiction
Not everyone uses
the same way or thinks about social
networks the same way. Some use it for different reasons then
others, and also think about it differently then others. There's
not a standard
for social networking, it is an
experiment that is in the early stages, and some experiments
produce positive results and some don't. People understand the
importance of communicating
, but not everyone understands how to
effectively or efficiently. We know that language
helps us transfer knowledge and information to ourselves and to
others, but we don't fully understand the process, or use
language accurately in order to maximize the benefits that
should come from every conversation, and come from every act of
Language is the most powerful tool that we have
, but we are
literally just starting to talk. We are like 5 year olds with a
long way to go, but we are growing up faster and learning faster
then any other time in
Schools need to teach a class on
Social Media, which would be a combination of
, to name a few. People are getting too stressed out
from using social media. A lot of people are using social media
incorrectly, they're comparing themselves to a platform that is
not a verification, judgment or measurement of a persons worth
or value. It is simply an advanced communication tool. And a
person using advanced tools needs
advanced understanding of these tools
, which means they have
to learn a lot of knowledge and skills in order to use advanced
technology effectively and efficiently. There really is no
, it is a
that everyone on this planet shares.
We know that there is a lot of time being wasted on the
. But we cannot ignore the enormous amount of time that
is being saved by
enormous amount knowledge
that is being gained
every second over the Internet.
Abuse of technology
unique to the Internet, because all technologies are abused.
It’s great that everyone can have a voice on the Internet.
Millions of people want to communicate and want to be heard. But
not everyone is communicating for any particular benefit or
purpose. Some people just want to be famous, some people just
want to make money, some people just want to entertain
themselves, and some people just want to say hello to
This causes a lot of distractions on the Internet with some
areas being over saturated, unorganized and misused. But because
of the Internet, people will continue to get wiser and start
realizing the potential that the
offers. Individuals on
the Internet will
eventually form communities
and turn into
groups that can focus on particular subjects, particular causes,
particular problems and particular solutions, as they do today.
How could we become so connected and yet be so disconnected at the same time?
Besides showing us how many people there are who love to waste time
, one of the most
astounding things that
reveal is that there are
millions of people who have enough computer skills to
communicate with each other on
a massive scale. And those
millions of people can literally change the world
, that's if
everyone worked together as a team,
and at the same time doesn't
get infiltrated and manipulated by the selfish and paranoid
powers that be.
tracks how retweets,
likes, and shares change your Klout Score.
Fame is a Double Edge Sword
Social Network Analysis
is the process of investigating
social structures through the use of network and graph theories. It
characterizes networked structures in terms of nodes (individual actors,
people, or things within the network) and the ties, edges, or links
(relationships or interactions) that connect them.
is a suggested cognitive limit to the number
of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These
are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how
each person relates to every other person.
comprises social software as used in "enterprise" (business/commercial)
contexts. It includes social and networked modifications to corporate
intranets and other classic software platforms used by large companies to
organize their communication. In contrast to traditional enterprise
software, which imposes structure prior to use, enterprise social software
tends to encourage use prior to providing structure.
Social Networking Service
is an online platform that is used
by people to build social networks or social relations with other people
who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or
List of Social Networking Websites
are computer-mediated technologies that allow
individuals, companies, NGOs, governments, and other organizations to
view, create and share information, ideas, career interests, and other
forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
most commonly refers to content available on-demand through the
Internet, accessible on any digital device, usually containing interactive
user feedback and creative participation. Common examples of new media
include websites such as online newspapers
blogs, wikis, video games
media. A defining characteristic of new media is dialogue. New Media
transmit content through connection and conversation. It enables people
around the world to share, comment on, and discuss a wide variety of
topics. Unlike any of past technologies, New Media is grounded on an
Social Network Aggregation
is the process of collecting
content from multiple social network services, such as Instagram, Tumblr,
Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, etc. into one unified presentation.
Near Field Communication
is a set of communication protocols
that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable
device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them
within about 4 cm (2 in) of each other.
Internet Relay Chat
is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication
in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server networking
model. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their
system. These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages
to other clients. IRC is mainly designed for group communication in
discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-on-one
communication via private messages as well as chat and data transfer,
including file sharing.
Social Analytics &
Monitor Social Media
VK (social networking)
VKontakte InContact in Russian.
as much as they updated
their Facebook Page we would have a lot less ignorance in the
world." Disgrace Book
Internet Sayings and Quotes
"As we grow up, we realize it becomes less
important to have more friends, and more important to have real
"When you’re up, your friends know who you
are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are."
"Making a hundred friends is not a miracle.
The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your
side even when hundreds are against you."
My twitter account says I'm following 20 people, but I'm not
following anyone, I don't have the time, only 33 are following
me, but I'm sure they are not following me because I hardly ever
post anything, so, should I just delete the account? I'm not
Social Media Influence
The influence of social media, or
any media, can be damaging, but if used correctly it can be very
beneficial for everyone.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
is a book about the history of science by philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn.
A Simplified Model of Social Media Influence
Credibility - Bandwidth (or coverage such as TV channels, Blogs,
Newspapers) - Relevance - Timing - Alignment - Confidence
Party on(line): The Link between Social Media, Alcohol Use
Social Media Statistics
One Billion new social media posts every two and a half
1 in every 9 people on Earth is on Facebook, People spend 700
billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a
month on the site.
More than 250 million people access Facebook through their
Facebook has reported 8 billion daily views.
More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, 30
billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month.
300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages,
People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day.
Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day.
has 490 million unique users who
visit every month (as of February 2011).
YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube
stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in
websites) Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours
per month (326,294 years)
hosts over 5 billion images.
is handling 1.6 billion queries per day. Twitter is
adding nearly 500,000 users a day.
190 million average Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011).
Short Message Service
+ has more than 25 million users.
Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users
at 16 days.
(Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)
Jeff Bullas Social Media Statistics
and American Life Project
Adobe Digital Index
"One thing that Facebook is good for is that you will hear
about things that you normally wouldn't hear about, especially
things about your friends that you have lost touch with. And
whether that's good or bad, I guess it depends on the person. So
Facebook is not a total waste of time, but it can be. So it's
not so much about Facebook, it's more about how we use our
technology tools then the tools themselves. And
using tools effectively and efficiently
everyone must learn to do, but sadly no school teaches that,
except for BK101."
We can't ignore some of the Psychological
Effects of being on the internet. We need to improve education
so that future generations are more intelligent, and also less
vulnerable to the dangers.
Online Disinhibition Effect
is the loosening (or complete
abandonment) of social restrictions and inhibitions that would
otherwise be present in normal face-to-face interaction during
interactions with others on the Internet, including dissociative
anonymity (or, more precisely, the appearance thereof),
invisibility, asynchronicity, solipsistic introjection,
dissociative imagination, and minimization of authority. Over-Confidence
is a lack of restraint manifested in disregard
for social conventions
impulsivity, and poor risk assessment
. Disinhibition affects motor,
instinctual, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual aspects with signs and
symptoms similar to the diagnostic criteria for mania.
, hyperphagia, and aggressive outbursts are indicative
of disinhibited instinctual drives.
Social Networking Dangers
- Internet Addiction
conscious exclusion of what is
unacceptable thoughts or desires. The quality of being inhibited. the
process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ
or part. The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an
is unable to act in a
relaxed and natural
Masks are sometimes seen as a way to become someone else that
you couldn’t be before or to embody another identity. Masks
create a separation not only between subjects between alienates
the self from the self as well.
Wearing Masks Effects
may reduce the
one perceives to
have for their actions, and removes the impact these actions
might otherwise have on their reputation.
A study in 2000 for the
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
found that people
reported more drug use when
administered by computer instead of in person. People disclose more
personal information chatting online, as opposed to speaking face-to-face.
Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing
is a type of reactivity in which
individuals modify or improve an aspect of their behavior in response to
their awareness of being observed.
is the motivation behind the
choices that people make without any external influence and
Some people think that society is becoming
more isolated because of the Internet, which is partly true but
also false. We should not confuse
with more in depth
thinking or more in depth exploration of self and humanity.
Socializing online is not the same as socializing face to face.
Socializing face to face has its benefits and its hazards.
Socializing online also has its benefits and its hazards.
But the bottom
line is that people are socializing and communicating. A person
can be just as isolated in public as they can be at home by
themselves. So the problem is not the Internet, the problem is
itself. But guess what, because of the Internet’s
incredible potential to communicate and collaborate with
millions of people, society problems will soon be a thing of the
past as long as everyone has knowledge of what it means to have
The Internet will not be able to fix all of our problems.
still need to educate everyone
. We have to learn how to utilize
technologies efficiently, effectively, intelligently and
honestly, and at the same time and just as important, we have to
learn how to live without technologies so that we never lose
touch of our human qualities and never lose touch with the life
that God and Earth has given us.
Just because you post something
this does not mean that everyone
will read it, or understand it. Posting on social networks is not the same
as a direct email or phone call. But a social network should have an
option for a mass message so that everyone on your network receives a
massage alert. The bottom line is, never take
for granted. You have to
use language as effective and as a efficient as possible, if not, then
your communication becomes mostly
. Language is the most
important tool that we use to
and yet everyone treats language like it's a toy or some kind of
guaranteed fact. Everything that you are and everything that you will ever
be, will come from the language that you have and use in your mind. You
cannot have thoughts without words, and you can not have good thoughts
without using good words. And you can not send good messages without
understanding words and without knowing how to transfer information
effectively and efficiently as possible.
Technology is Just a Tool
What is the difference between a
Facebook is a very unique environment.
It's a complex way of socializing because
everyone has a different understanding of how Facebook should be
used. Everyone also has different expectations and perceives
Facebook in their own way. So in a way Facebook creates a false
sense of reality. So the user must be aware that Facebook has
many risks involved. I believe Facebook and other social
networks are a great way to keep in touch with friends, family,
colleagues and is sometimes a nice way to meet new people. But
Facebook is very limited in communicating sincerity, and it
could never be as effective as talking to someone on the phone.
Or could Facebook ever be as personal or honest as a real
face-to-face conversation. So please, pick up the phone once in
a while, because you will never be able to replace a human
voice, because meaning sometimes needs more then just text and
images, it needs a human. To avoid being
, people must learn to be aware that there is
always more then what appears to be on the surface. Knowing
someone is not the same as keeping in touch with someone you
think you know.
Just because other people
unknowingly choose to be ignorant
doesn't mean you have to.
Our ability to share and
gather information from each other is a great asset
. It's just
that our personal information and our best knowledge is being
used and abused for money and not for the benefit of people.
That is the poison that oozes from a capitalistic society. it's
not just the fault of capitalism, it is the result of ignorant
people. And people don't know how ignorant they are because we
do not have an accurate way of
Measuring their Ignorance
soon as we design this extremely important test we can make
people realize how ignorant they are so they can make the
appropriate corrections in the way they manage their life and in
the way they view the world. No one wants to be ignorant.
FACEBOOK in December 2013, hired French neural nets
to direct its new AI research lab. Facebook uses neural nets
billion user posts per day in more than 40 languages, and says its
translations are seen by 800 million users a day. (About half its
community does not speak English.) Facebook also uses neural nets for
photo search and photo organization, and it’s working on a feature that
would generate spoken captions for untagged photos that could be used by
the visually impaired.
Fei-Fei Li from Image Net
labeled 14 million images.
Over 30 million Facebook accounts belong to Dead
30 million Facebook users died in the first eight years
of its existence. In fact, 428 of them die every hour, and 10,273 die
everyday. Facebook will eventually have millions of users that are dead
and diseased, that's because family's like to keep the pages active as a
memorial to their loved ones. So when you die your Facebook page will live
on. Unless you leave detailed instructions to family or friends not to
keep it live.What's good about the
When someone shares an ignorant
in a comment section or not, it's good to correct them without adding any
more ignorant opinions or comments. You want to keep people honest without
calling them a liar. Everyone makes stupid comments once in a while, and
everyone says things that they regret saying. We sometimes make the
assumption that we know
about a particular subject that we believe that we can
enlighten other people. So we express our views even knowing that we could
never fully explain ourselves in a few sentences. Most people are not
ready for an open and honest
. So most people will hold on to their
how much damage they cause to themselves or to the world. We need to
define what a good education is supposed to be and then make it available
to everyone. School is not a place, or a place that you graduate from, the
school is your mind. And it's made up of everything that you have
experienced and learned up to this point. But everyone ignorantly thinks
that school is over, but in fact, we graduate to the school and not from
the school, the school is your mind
. So don't
ever close its doors. The more you learn, the more you understand. The
more you understand, the more control you have. The more control you have,
the more power you have. The more power you have, the more freedom you
have. The more freedom you have, the more potential you have. The more
potential you have, the more possibilities you have. The more
possibilities you have, the greater your life can be.