Monday, 6 October 2008

Social Networking

There are a number of very popular social networking sites (SNS) now which allow users to connect and interact with others using a range of tools including instant messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogs, wikis, discussion boards and ‘wall’ spaces.

The most popular social networking environments are currently Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.

For a short video introduction to social networking, take a look at the video below:

If you’d like some further reading then try:

boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1).

Selwyn, N. (2007). Screw Blackboard... do it on Facebook! an investigation of students' educational use of Facebook. Paper presented to Poke 1.0 – Facebook social research symposium, November.

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