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Adult Couples Could Be True

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What is interesting to me is that the conservative Christian cry used to be stop watching porn on the internet, or that your kids would be pimped out on the internet by perverts. Now, social media has become the latest "sinful" activity.

Perhaps Rev. Miller should get on the phone to Sarah Palin, and counsel her about her kids' activity on Facebook. Bristol Palin found time from her "Dancing with the stars" practice to get on Facebook with her sister Willow to ride on a friend who had the chutzpah to say "Sarah Palin's Alaska is failing so hard right now." Willow's response was to call the poster a gay slur, and Bristol jumping in the fray to respondL "you're just running your mouth to talk sh•t." I give the Palin girls credit: the apples didn't fall from the tree. They attack just like their mother.

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Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

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I actually agree that money is an important concept in the contemporary society and by gaining access to as much as possible someone can make wonders. The numerous areas lacking basic needs raise public awareness regarding the way that people need to think in order to make the world a better place. Even with this, lacking the funds to help people there means that one is powerless in the face of suffering.

Despite the significance of money today, one should also acknowledge the importance of being human. This is exactly what the initial Facebook involved -- people knew that this was a social network built on the need to bring people together rather than to simply increase someone's profits. Individuals would use it as a place to escape society and to get involved in a community where things other than money were important. Appreciation for simple things was possible there…… [Read More]

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Young Generation Chapter One and

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Large number of respondents will require large number of questionnaires to be given to the individuals and this would have high financial implications.



Due to the problem of fear of the information that if the Facebook members disclose will be used against them in future, I intend to guarantee them anonymity on any information given and confidentiality by ensuring no names or sensitive information is required in the questionnaires. On the time constraint, the questionnaires will be designed so that it takes small amount of time with few open ended questions. On the financial, the samples taken will be done randomly so that even if it's quite small compared to the whole Facebook membership, it will be representative.




Literature review



Social networking is considered the as the manner of communication in the 21st century. It refers to the individuals grouping into groups…… [Read More]

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Strategic Profile and Case Analysis

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In this way, it has even come to supercede basic email interaction as a way of establishing lines of communication. Moreover, the nature of the forum is such that the lines of communication are always open and function in a way that is multidirectional.

As a result, Facebook is today continually redefining both the way people use the internet, and even more importantly, the way that people intercourse socially. Such is demonstrated by the evolving purposes which social networking sites have come to reflect, increasingly eschewing previously prominent cultural tendencies emphasizing modesty, privacy and disclosure only to a close circle of friends. The aggressive expansion of one's social circle via such networking avenues has produced myriad unconscious rationales for sharing such personal information. As Salkever (2009) observes, this has become an ever more persistent condition of youth culture, with personal disclosure mirroring these instincts amongst peers and in a celebrity…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Barnes, S.B. (2006). A Privacy Paradox: Social Networking in the United States. First Monday, 11(9).

Harkey, M. (2006). Case 14: Facebook. Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Miyazaki, a.D. & Fernandez, a. (2000). Internet Privacy and Security: An Examination of Online Retailer Disclosures. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 19(1), 54-61.

Salkever, a. (2009). Will social networks kill Google? A Facebook founder (naturally) says yes. Daily Finance.
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2004 and Now Is One of the

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2004 and now is one of the world's popular website. Facebook has over 845 monthly active users and over 483 million daily active users. There are also 425 million mobile users (Protalinksi, 2012). The popularity of the site is so much that when security breaches occur, the private information of near one in every seven people in the world is at risk. ith the site being a place where people keep their personal information, there is also the risk that this information becomes valuable to potential employers, though for all the wrong reasons. The open nature of Facebook means that people you do not know have access to the information. It is argued that people need to be careful when they use Facebook, and take care of their personal information.

How Facebook orks

Facebook's business model is to gather information about people and sell that information to marketers. This works…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Protalinski, E. (2012). Facebook has over 845 million users. ZDNet. Retrieved April 24, 2012 from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-has-over-845-million-users/8332

Mui, C. (2011). Facebooks' privacy issues are even deeper than we knew. Forbes. Retrieved April 24, 2012 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2011/08/08/facebooks-privacy-issues-are-even-deeper-than-we-knew/

Brown, E. (2011). Facebook timeline privacy concerns deepen as rollout begins. ZDNet. Retrieved April 24, 2012 from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/feeds/facebook-timeline-privacy-concerns-deepen-as-rollout-begins/4424

Du, W. (2012). Job candidates getting tripped up by Facebook. MSNBC.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012 from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20202935/ns/business-school_inc_/t/job-candidates-getting-tripped-facebook/
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Business There Has Been Some Disagreement Among

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There has been some disagreement among people about whether Facebook is good for business. Some people suggest that Facebook is an invaluable marketing tool that can really help business, particularly emerging businesses, by helping them with publicity. Other people warn about the dark side of Facebook. Although it allows good news about businesses to spread virally, it also leaves businesses open to some dangers. For example, unlike on business websites, businesses have no control over what people say about them on Facebook, so that a disgruntled customer or a customer with a grudge might be able to do significant damage to a company's reputation, even if such damage is actually unwarranted by the underlying scenario. Despite that caveat, there are five ways that Facebook is good for business: 1) it allows a business to manage its reputation; 2) it allows a business to engage in event promotion;

it helps…… [Read More]

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Law & Ethics

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Unconsented Facebook Behavioral User Research

Facebook's 2012 involvement in a behavioral experiment on a series of its unknowing users

Case Presentation

There is much controversy with regard to Facebook's role in a scandal involving users being followed and exploited. The company is responsible for performing a study where 689,003 individuals on Facebook were manipulated in an attempt to determine how particular ideas influenced them. These respective users were divided in two groups: one of them was provided with news feeds containing positive information while the other was provided with news feeds containing negative information. As a consequence of the experiment, analysts determined that the first group was more likely to make positive posts while the second was inclined to post negative ideas.

Facebook's attempt to interfere with people's lives and analyze how this affected them raised a series of questions:

as this experiment ethical?

as this experiment legal?

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Works cited:

Bakan, J. "Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children." (Simon and Schuster, 9 Aug 2011)

Hill, K. "Facebook Added 'Research' To User Agreement 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study." Retrieved November 17, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/06/30/facebook-only-got-permission-to-do-research-on-users-after-emotion-manipulation-study/

Jacobsen, D., & Idziorek, J. "Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World." (CRC Press, 27 Nov 2012)

Kramer, A.D.I. Retrieved November 17, 2014, from https://www.facebook.com/akramer/posts/10152987150867796
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Management Plans to Host a

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The Facebook page must incorporate a means to provide customer feedback. Hence, the Facebook page will feature a feedback form. It will also accept messages so that customers have another channel to send administration suggestions and constructive comments.

5.0 Marketing

5.1 enefits of Facebook Page

Facebook pages provide numerous benefits. For example, the Facebook platform supports UserVoice, an externally hosted feedback forum (lack, 2012). lack (2012) states, "Another approach to getting customer feedback on an ongoing basis is to use a hosted feedback forum such as UserVoice."

5.2 Costs

5.2.1 Development and Management Costs

Facebook does not charge a fee for the Facebook business page service. Furthermore, design, development, and deployment of a Facebook page social campaign is relatively inexpensive. For example, Constant Contact, a third party Facebook page developer, charges about $50 for a site with about 5,000 to 10,000 fans (Constant Contact, 2012).

5.2.2 Marketing Costs

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AP Alert Presence 2012, Best hospital pages- childrenl hospitals, accessed 30th April 2012, .

AP Alert Presence 2012, Best hospital pages- individual hospitals, accessed 30th April 2012, .

Black L. 2012, 4 simple ways to get customer feedback online, accessed 30th April 2012, .

Constant Contact: social campaigns pricing 2012, accessed 30th April, 2012, .
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Ten-Year Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg My 2011 Challenge

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Ten-Year Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg

My 2011 challenge is to become a vegetarian and only eat meat if I kill the animal myself. The reason for this is that I feel lucky for having such a great life. In order to practice thankfulness, I want to be more connected to the food I eat and the animals that give their lives so I can eat them. Mark Zuckerberg, January 1, 2011

There are certain business leaders who make impact on their companies and often on the world of business because of their philosophies, action, and businesses they lead. Among the more recent top performers is Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who took an idea and transformed it into a billion-dollar empire in less than 10 years. To gain some new insights into how Zuckerberg leveraged his modest concept into the world's most popular social media network, this paper provides a review of…… [Read More]


Avolio, B.J., & Bass, B.M. (2002). Developing potential across a full range of leadership:

Cases on transactional and transformational leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum


Conner, J. (2009). Facebook, the image and the virtual cedar bar. Afterimage, 37(2), 11-13.
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Major Event

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2008 Election

Facebook and Presidential Elections

In a recent article for The Christian Science Monitor, writer Gloria Goodale called President Obama "the undeniable king of digital outreach" in the 2008 election (Goodale n.pag.). No candidate before him had had access to the kind of technology available to Mr. Obama and none of his contemporaries made use of the new social media quite like he did. His campaign's use of Facebook separated candidate Obama from the pack during the primaries, although both Mr. Obama and Republican rival John McCain used Facebook during the presidential race. Social media changed the face of the 2008 election and ensured its role on the political scene of the future.

Because Facebook is still relatively new and has only been available during one presidential campaign, little research has been done on its efficacy. Data from Pew Internet reveal that sixty-five percent of social network site (SNS)…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Goodale, Gloria. "New social media and the 2012 election: Waaaaay beyond Facebook 2008."

The Christian Science Monitor 20 April 2011: n. page. Web. 1 Oct 2011.

Joseph, Linda C. "Campaign 2008." MultiMedia & Internet@Schools 15.5 (2008): 17-20. Web.

1 Oct 2011.
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Through New Media

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New Media

This work will propose three potential issues or challenges to address and will identify two potential social media communication tools and describe what could be done to solve each issue using these two tools. According to Graham, (nd) Social media includes social networking platforms including Facebook and Flickr but social media can also be such as "bulletin boards, podcasts, blogs, wikis, etc." (Graham, nd) In fact, social media is "anything where users can participate, create, and share content." (Graham, nd)

Issue to e Solved

The issue chosen to be addressed in this work in writing is the issue of government failure to adhere to constitutional values in governance in the U.S. House, U.S. Congress, Legislature, and Senate and throughout the country various State and County Courts. This is an issue that is worthy of being addressed since enactment of the Patriot and Patriot II Acts have served to…… [Read More]


Content Marketing Playbook: 42 Ways to Connect with Customers. Junta 42. Retrieved from: http://info.awarenessnetworks.com/rs/awarenessnetworks/images/Content-Marketing-Playbook-junta42-Awareness.pdf

Graham, Paula (nd) Web 2.0 and Why? Creative Commons. Retrieved from:  http://fossbox.org.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/1-what-why-how.pdf 

O'Reilly, Tim O. (2005) Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software. 30 Sept 2005. What is Web 2.0. Retrieved from: http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html

Cormode, G. And Krishnamurthy. B. (2008) Key differences Between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. 13 Feb 2008. Retrieved from: http://www2.research.att.com/~bala/papers/web1v2.pdf
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Social Networking Sites Have Grown

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Finally a major threat to Facebook is the government regulations that might inhibit the company from expanding in the manner that is wishes.

In order to be successful in the future Facebook has to develop a strategy that fully exploits the company's strengths and opportunities, while also minimizing the weaknesses and threats of the organization. To this end four strategic alternatives were developed for Facebook. Strive to increase the number of users over the age of 26, Ease of use and increased privacy settings, Foreign news source and collaboration. Each of these alternatives are feasible and need to be implemented in some form if Facebook is to be successful in the future. After careful evaluation it is apparent that increasing the ease of use and improving security and privacy settings is the most advantageous strategy that can be implemented by Facebook. At the current time Facebook is receiving a great…… [Read More]

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Privacy and Surveillance

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Bennett, Jessica. "Should Facebook Ban Sexist Pages?"

Misogyny is alive and well online; the nternet provides just another forum in which bigots can express their views. n "Should Facebook Ban Sexist Pages," Jessica Bennett (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/11/05/should-facebook-ban-sexist-pages-the-reality-of-misogyny-online.html) suggests that female bloggers can control the discourse by raising awareness about the presence of misogyny and working to correct the underlying social problems that spawn it in the first place. n many online forums, misogynists can hide behind the cloak of anonymity that the nternet provides. Even when identities are exposed, as on Facebook, sexism remains rampant. As Bennett puts it, "Facebook is just a newer version of the same old problem," (p. 2).

While Bennett fails to effectively address the central question she poses in the title of her blog post, other authors tackle the subject well. For instance, Brendan O'Neill of The Telegraph (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100115868/the-campaign-to-stamp-out-misogyny-online-echoes-victorian-efforts-to-protect-women-from-coarse-language/) accuses all those who would view censorship…… [Read More]

In the peer-reviewed online journal First Monday (http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3086/2589), Eszter Hargittai notes that young users of Facebook are savvier about protecting their privacy than is commonly feared. However, Facebook has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, related to the site's privacy options and default settings. According to an article appearing in the online Wall Street Journal, (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204224604577030383745515166.html ) "Facebook Inc. is close to a settlement with the U.S. government over charges that it misled users about its use of their personal information, the latest sign of widening public concern over privacy in the digital age." Hargittai champions personal responsibility and empowerment: which is far more useful in preventing privacy breaches than government intervention.

With a new Facebook phone (http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/227281/facebook-phone-buffy-privacy-slayer), set to reach markets, consumers are understandably suspicious about the pervasiveness of the social networking tool. Just how far are we willing to allow social networking to monitor our interests, beliefs, and ways of life? Facebook presents an interesting conundrum: we get more out of our Facebook interactions and friendships if we share more about ourselves; yet the more we share, the more of our lives becomes free fodder for marketing companies.

Savvy users of Facebook, like the young men and women participating in Hargittai's study, know how to restrict who sees what on their Facebook profile. It is up to the individual to make the privacy setting changes that are most appropriate to the user. Instead of crying about how a company wants to make money, Facebook members should learn about the Web tools they use on a daily basis.
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Platform to Host Different Applications

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Such businesses can therefore approach the opinion leaders with incentives to recruit new members to the buying service.

I would personally not participate in group buying experience on Facebook this is because it can lead to protracted legal battle with those Facebook users whose profiles and postings were studied without their consent. Using such information to track members' activities and purchases on the Web for marketing purposes is a violation of someone's privacy. This is especially tragic if personal information that members had not intended to share is gleaned to third parties.

The Facebook experience with Beacon spells doom for the two group buying business opportunities. Businesses that embark on usage of text-analytic software to probe the content of the member profiles and postage message with a view to identifying their interests in specific products or services violates the privacy of Facebook users. Many Facebook users use messaging services to…… [Read More]


McCuddy, M.K. & Morgal, M.L. (2012). Facebook: Just a Social Networking Site or an Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? Retrieved from http://brainmass.com/business/management/455893
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Social Networking Sites Began in

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The primary target market for Facebook is between the ages of 22-34. The secondary target market is between 35-54.

The strengths are that it is addictive, has a clean layout is open platform and is a real-world network (unlike Myspace). It has relatively few weaknesses, other than low revenue per user. Threats are other social networking sites, instant messenger services and photo sharing sites. There are opportunities in new markets and for a more fully-integrated platform.

Through our ads we want to efficiently reach our target market so they become more aware of Facebook. We want to build familiarity with the site in a market that has not traditionally understood the benefits of social networking sites. The goals are more sign-ups and an increase in the frequency of visits to the site.

We intend to do this by partnering with party-planning sites that organize reunions, to convince them to leverage…… [Read More]

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Public Relations One of the

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Facebook is operating on the communication and social segment of the it industry. In this sense, it is offering a multitude of services to its clients, which include, besides the actual chat or forum-like services, photo and video sharing and, increasingly, the capacity to generate an entirely customized and personalized page for the user. From this point-of-view, we can identify primary competitors, competing in the social segment of the industry, but also secondary competitors, who focus on partial components, such as photo or video sharing.

In terms of the primary segment, the most important competitor that Facebook has is Myspace. Myspace has successfully benefited from being launched earlier so as to attract an additional 30 million users, ranking at 100 million users before Facebook's 70 million. Bebo and Blackplanet also provide important competition on the primary market, however, the ain competition is between Facebook and Myspace. Both sites try…… [Read More]

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Safe to Use Problems of

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Peter Eckersley, a senior technical staff of the EEF says, "What you don't want the world to know about, don't put it on Facebook. Facebook's security engineering is improving, but it's still not good enough that we'd ever advise people to put private, sensitive information there," [Juan Carloz]

As mentioned above, Facebook continuously changes its privacy policies which makes it all the more difficult for members to understand. The recent changes to privacy settings, which the company introduced, involved access to name, photos and friends list of members to third party Websites. This implementation of this new policy has led to the compromise of user privacy as witnessed in the recent episode where user email addresses which are supposed to be confidential was available to all members on the facebook website. For a short period of time everyone's email was put on public information, which is in clear violation of…… [Read More]


1) Facebook, 'Statistics', (2010), accessed 5th May 2010, available at, http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

2) Helen Carter, 'Facebook killer Sentenced to life for Teenagers Murder', Accessed May 6th 2010, available at, http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/08/peter-chapman-facebook-killer

3) Harvey Jones & Jose Hiram Soltren, 'Facebook: Threats to privacy', (Dec 2005, Accessed May 5th 2010, available at, http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/student-papers/fall05-papers/facebook.pdf

4) BBC, 'Payout for False Facebook Profile', Jul 2008, Accessed May 6th 2010, available online at,  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7523128.stm
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Technology on Personal Relationships the

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In many ways, students live both in the land-based or physical world as well as in the virtual world; leading what some considers parallel lives.

Helliwell & Putman (2004) posit that social networking sites may offer an avenue for the development of greater social capital which may serve to further reinforce students' likelihood of integrating Facebook and other social media sites into their regular routines. A suggestion made as to the possible reason for the purported decline in mature interpersonal relationships is social media and advances in technology Helliwell & Putnam, 2004.

The following study will build a base of knowledge regarding several popular social media sites including Facebook, and examine the role social media plays in a college students' development and interpersonal relationships.

Technology has revolutionized and transformed the way in which people relate in one another and in this way it has greatly impacted the communication between people.…… [Read More]


Anstey, S. (1999). Online Personal Relationships. Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Arnett, J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the Twenties. American Psychologist, 55(1), 469-480.

Balnaves, M., & Caputi, P. (2001). Introduction to quantitative research methods: an investigative approach. London: SAGE.

Bargh, J., & McKenna, K. (2004). The Internet and social life. Annual Review of Psychology, 55(1), 573-590.
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Porter's Five Forces of Competition

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In fact, many of them are more likely to make sure that as much space is provided when it comes to taking over the Internet. For example, these individuals want to make sure that they are likely to get what it is they want by having a Web presence. This means that they are going to do everything possible to have as many contacts as possible from off the Internet in order to get as much revenue as possible that it could lead to a monopoly. In essence, if a monopoly does occur, then they are going to face breaking the law in the process. Furthermore, privacy issues are concern because of how much of a giant they have become since the inception of the organization as of 2004 (Facebook, 2011d).

By studying Porter's Five Forces, one learns that Facebook is an MNE that is as big as Google. They…… [Read More]


Facebook. (2011a). About Facebook. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?factsheet

Facebook. (2011b). Statistics. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics.

Facebook. (2011c). Timeline. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline.

Facebook. (2011d). Executives. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?execbios.
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Popular Culture Web Culture Media Contemporary Culture

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New Media

"Clicking to like," and "friending" are part of common vernacular, due to Facebook. The social media Website has unmistakably transformed the way people use the Internet. Facebook members read about daily current events in their "news feed" rather than from visiting the Websites of The New York Times. Users read articles posted by friends, who re-posted them from other friends. Facebook has even made regular email seem almost obsolete when it comes to socializing. Although it has not gone by the way of snail mail, traditional email is now much less important compared with Facebook messaging. Communication and the development of friendships take place within the virtual playground of Facebook. Facebook has in fact changed the ways people view the state and practice of friendship. A "friend" is not necessarily someone who we see in real life anymore; it is a person who "likes" our posts and photos…… [Read More]


Dery, Mark. "Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs." Retrieved online:  http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/culture_jamming.html 

"Facebook Statistics, Stats, and Facts for 2011," (2011). Retrieved online:  http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/facebook-statistics-stats-facts-2011/ 

Gross, Larry. "Gideon Who Will be 25 in the Year 2012: Growing Up Gay Today." International Journal of Communication 1(2007): 121-138

Henig, Robin Maranitz. "What is it about 20-Somethings?"The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved online: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22Adulthood-t.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=homepage&
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Social Business and Retailer

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Using contemporary illustrative examples from academic literature and reputable business publications, discuss the concept of "Social Business" and the resultant opportunity and challenges that are currently being faced by the retail industry globally.

Concept of Social Business

Concept of Social Business with etailers

Social Media and etailing

Best Practices in Administering Social Media

There is a growing body of research that confirms that companies of all sizes and types can realize a wide array of benefits from the use of social media networks. While the types and applications of social media experience constant change, social media content such as blogs and microblogs have become some of the more popular social media tools that have emerged in recent years. Although there a number of benefits and advantages that can be achieved through the use of social media resources, there is a concomitant danger that inappropriate or misguided content can backfire…… [Read More]


'About MySpace,' 2013, MySpace. [online] available:  https://myspace.com/ .

'About YouTube,' 2013, YouTube. [online] available:  http://www.youtube.com/yt/about/ .

Anderson, DJ 2011, Winter, 'The Foray into Social Media: A Clinician, and Skeptic,

Sold,' Frontiers of Health Services Management, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 23-29.
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Security Measures Course Name Course Number &

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Security measures

You just received a brand new computer for your home environment. It comes with the latest Operating System. You also have an Internet Service Provider where you can easily use the existing network to connect to the Internet and to perform some online banking. Describe the steps you plan to go through to ensure this system remains as secure as possible. Be sure to discuss the details of firewall settings you plan to implement within your operating system, browser privacy settings, and recommended software (e.g., Anti-virus and others) you will install. Also, describe your password strength policy you plan to adopt, and what you envision to do to ensure your online banking site is encrypted and using the proper certificates. Discussion of operating system patches and application updates should also be included. As you discuss these steps, be sure to justify your decisions bringing in possible issues if…… [Read More]


Increasing Your Facebook Privacy and Security By Dave Taylor onSeptember 16, 2011

Safe Computing provided by the Office of Information Technology University of California, Irvine Last Updated: January 28, 2011
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Understanding Literary Development With Social Media

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changing because of advances in technology. How we communicate with each other has changed dramatically with the implementation of powerful and popular social media platforms, like Facebook. Today, both teams and adults spend a surprising amount of time on the social media sites. The question here is whether or not such activities can actually be a positive potential in regards to the growth of literacy and language development.

Social media is a trend that is only continuing to grow. It is used by most adolescents and young adults, who are still rolling in terms of their literacy and reading skills. This current dissertation aims to explore how we use and prevalence of social media can actually assist in developing literacy skills. As teenagers and young adults spend so much time on social media sites like Facebook, they are bombarded with visual and textual material. The current research was aiming to…… [Read More]


Ronda, Natalia Sinitskaya. (2011). Facing the Facebook challenge: Designing online social networking environments for literacy development. Graduate Programme in Language, Culture, and Teaching. York University.
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Southwest Airlines Social Media Using

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Only a small percentage of flights are booked using travel agents. The primary means for customers to purchase tickets is directly from the airline over the phone or online at the company's website http://www.southwest.com/. Using this method, customers have access to offers that are only available on the web.

Southwest's marketing campaign is based on setting itself apart through branding. For instance, Southwest uses a "cattle call" method of seating. Customers are not assigned seats, but board in three groups according to arrival time. This allows the airlines to board passengers more quickly. In addition to this key difference, Southwest allows passenger to change reservations without incurring any additional costs, as with other airlines. However, Southwest does not offer same-day standby on a different flight. This service is usually free on other airlines without upgrading.

Southwest is the bare bones carrier. They offer Snack Packs of prepacked goods instead of…… [Read More]


American Airways. General Feed. Accessed June 11, 2010 from http://twitter.com/search?q=Continental#search?q=American%20Airways

American Eagle Airlines. General Feed. Accessed June 11, 2010 from http://twitter.com/search?q=Continental#search?q=American%20Eagle%20Airlines

Continental Airlines. Facebook page. Accessed June 11, 2010 from http://www.facebook.com/pages/Continental-Airlines/106091956088622?v=desc&ref=ts

Continental Airlines. General Feed. Accessed June 11, 2010 from http://twitter.com/search?q=Continental#search?q=Continental%20Airlines
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Farhad Manjoo Describes All the Positive Reasons

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Farhad Manjoo describes all the positive reasons for having a profile on the social network, Facebook. Manjoo's argument is that Facebook, despite any potential deficits is a valuable tool and uses his essay to convince those not already using Facebook that the website will be good for them. He utilizes all the persuasive literary devices (logos, ethos, and pathos) to convince the reader that the potential negatives about Facebook are far outnumbered by the potential benefits.

Logos, by definition, is the word choices an author makes in order to help prove his or her point. Manjoo makes subtle jabs at those not on Facebook. He does so partially by making this group know that they are fast becoming the minority. Secondly, he compares these standouts with false stories quoted in the satirical and fictional newspaper, The Onion. "I'm not an elitist. It's just that I'd rather sculpt or write in…… [Read More]

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Zuckerberg Hey Zuck I Can

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We could still hide the stuff we wanted hidden. Then you did it again. It was like you couldn't stand us actually taking responsibility for our own privacy. Now there is this graph search. To me, this crosses a line with respect to our privacy. The public and private settings don't even mean anything anymore. Oh, sure, people cannot see blocked photos on my profile but if they search "photos of me," they will see all of those photos, whether or not they are listed as public, private or whatever. It doesn't matter -- at this point any total stranger could see anything I have ever posted to Facebook. Even if I have untagged myself -- I never wore that dress, dude, seriously -- the image will still come up in the search. That's not cool. And no, Mr. Zuckerberg, it is not "private" if it can be circumvented by…… [Read More]

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Healthy Heart Has a Vast

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The hospital can ask patrons to participate in an online survey regarding the speed of the new service. If the hospital determines that a portion of the dispersal method is dilatory, then the hospital can make the correction in the dispersal process. Once the hospital had realized that a correction was warranted, then it could immediately make a post on the Facebook page to update the community that a change was being made. Similarly, when the change has been completed, the Facebook page can announce the change.

Henning (2010) cites the benefits of the close-loop process. These benefits include:

- Improving integrity with customers

- Engaging employees and customers

- Prioritizing based on customer needs

- Generating an ROI from the research

Customer Service usiness Processes

Maoz, a Gartner executive, enumerates seven business processes. Musico (2012) states that Maoz identified the following customer service processes:

collaboration and community management;

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Henning, J.. (2010). The closed-loop process. Available: http://blog.vovici.com/blog/bid/28933/Closed-Loop-Feedback-Process. Last accessed 5th May 2012.

Leggit, K.. (2010). Customer service via Facebook: engage your customers where they spend their time. Available:  http://blogs.forrester.com/kate_leggett/10-10-25-customer_service_via_facebook_engage_your_customers_where_they_spend_their_time . Last accessed 5th May 2012.

Musico C. (2008). 7 essential customer service processes. Available:  http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/CRM-News/Daily-News/7-Essential-Customer-Service-Processes-47153.aspx . Last accessed 6th May 2012.

The Survey of Organizational Excellence. (2012). Customer satisfaction. Available:  http://www.utexas.edu/research/cswr/survey/cssymposium/cspaper.pdf . Last accessed 6th May 2012.
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Personal Social Media Audit Reflective Observation Abstract

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Personal Social Media Audit

Reflective observation

Abstract conceptualization

Most used websites

Device used

Time of the day using a specific website

Active experimentation

The usage of social media depends on the personal interests and priorities. There are various websites, blogs, content communities, and gaming zones categorized as internet-based social media. The users of social media often do not realize their patterns and number of hours spent in using social media. In order to understand the usage information a seven days diary was maintained. The analysis of diary entries provided an in-depth understanding of the situation. The reflection of observations, assessment of the findings and active experimentation is presented below.

Reflective observation:

Social media comprises of electronic tools, applications, websites, and various community-based blogs that attract the users. The users also utilize their email and contact numbers to share their profile information with contacts. It is also a medium that has…… [Read More]


Kaplan, AM&Haenlein, M2010, Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media, Business horizons, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 59-68.
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The Way Social Media Has Changed the Definition of Friend

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Social media technology has fundamentally altered the ways people interact with each other, and the ways people think about themselves. Some of the changes have been positive and healthy, such as the creation of new social networks that bring like-minded people together. However, not all of the repercussions of social media are positive socially or psychologically. Both Shannon Matesky and Stephen Marche discuss the downsides of social media. Matesky and Marche both suggest that social media provides a poor substitute for face-to-face contact, and that users of social media should try more to connect with themselves and with other people outside of the digital realm.

Friendship remains defined by the same principles, but social media has introduced the world to a new category of friendship that could not exist otherwise. The shallow interactions that develop between individuals that have never met in person, or who have had only superficial personal…… [Read More]


Marche, Stephen. "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" The Atlantic. May 2012. Retrieved online: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/

Matesky, Shannon. "My Space." Retrieved online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vqXxw3Os0&feature=player_embedded