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Social Networking Is Not Safe for Children
Social networking is ubiquitous in today's culture; even elementary school children operate blogs and join social networking sites such as Facebook. Millions of children place highly personal information on these sites, and spend hours a day interacting with people on social networking sites. While it is true that social networking can sometimes have a positive impact on children's growth and personal development, the time spent on the Internet in relation to social networking is often excessive and impedes children's development in myriad ways; this paper identifies negative effects of social marketing, manifesting in self-esteem problems, children with disabilities, and problems in education.
Social networking often has deleterious effects on children's self-esteem. Facebook, for example, can make children feel as though they have hundreds of "friends." This can create an over-reliance on attention from others, and make it so that children lose the ability…
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But research is very mixed on what that answer is when the data is voluntarily revealed. For example, if someone "likes" Apple on Facebook and Apple then in turn markets Apple products to that person, it should be asked whether Apple is acting improperly. Companies with products that compete with Apple could do the same thing. esearch bears out that this question comes down to personal and professional ethics and that can literally vary from person to person, company to company and country to country.
Another wrinkle found in research is employee accountability. Such a subject is raised all over scholarly journals on the subject of employer and employee ethics. One such article regarding the use of social media by nurses (Griffith & Tengnah, 2011). Nursing is a special profession because there are screaming implications about privacy when it relates to medical data. Many countries have extremely stringent laws regarding…
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A vertical integration strategy is when "a firm owns its upstream suppliers and downstream buyers" (QuickMBA, 2010). There are a number of different ways that this could manifest for a firm in the social networking business. The first is that one needs to consider who the upstream suppliers are, and who the downstream buyers are. The inputs in a social networking business are everything from servers and web development staff to the advertising company that helps to sell the content to advertisers. Many major tech companies will own and manage their own server farms, while smaller ones will rent space. A social networking site by definition needs to achieve a certain critical mass in order to be relevant to either consumers or advertisers. Thus, there is a case to be made for integration of servers and other back-end equipment. Owning these will allow the company to have a…
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Social networking industry is entering a period of maturation, and this will have significant impacts on the way we approach entering this market. Maturation of the social media industry comes in two forms. The first is that user growth is beginning to slow for many social networks, and there are fewer niches for new entrants to occupy and build a user base. Google + famously failed to attract a user base when it targeted Facebook, because consumers have shown unwilling to belong to too many social networks. MySpace has similarly had difficulty revitalizing its business because Facebook drew so many of its users away. The other area of maturation that is critical to our market entry strategy is with respect to advertising, the key revenue driver in the industry.
For us to build our social media brand, we must understand where consumers stand with respect to saturation and differentiation of…
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Social Networking for Children
easons Against Allowing Children to Participate on Social Networks
Of the many dangers to children of participating on social networking sites, the most severe are those that can forever take away their childhoods and permanently damage their lives. The severity of issues pertaining to social networking is increasing, with 67% of all children in developing nations participating on social networks beginning as early as six years of age (Hertzel, 2000). From the horrific examples of how ichard Allen Davis approached and eventually molested and killed a twelve-year-old, to the reporter who later imitated his profile online and was able to get 5,000 children's names in a neighborhood not far from the crime scene (Hertzel, 2000) shows how woefully inadequate and lacking in enforcement Internet company's promise of security are. The hard reality is that there are a myriad of dangers to children online, from sexual predators,…
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The overemphasis of social systems to the detriment of needed technical changes also militates against hybrid technical-social changes to effectively deal with information overload. Inherent in Blair's explanation of the difficulty in accessing and reading electronic records with obsolete hardware/software is the organizational practice of relying on humans to compensate for those obsolete systems (Blair, 2010). Some organizations force employees with unavoidably limited resources, including but not limited to money, time, staff, energy and other assets, to compensate for outdated technology. As Blair's article illustrates, technological changes must keep pace with increasingly dramatic influxes of information in order to adequately collect, sort, store, select and summarize that information (Blair, 2010). Ignoring the necessary technical element of organizations leads to purely social/human solutions that are inadequate to solve an organization's information problems. Research and examination of organizational dynamics shows that the human-machine relationship should be thoroughly considered when dealing with information…
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For this reason, these sites often specialize in the type of experience they provide users. For example, YouTube focuses on video connections, Flickr centers of photo connections, and Twitter focuses on brief status opdates.
Complementors are value-added products are services that complement another industries products or services. In the online social networking industry, complementors include user applications for the networking site. As an example, Facebook offers thousands of applications members can choose to add to their member account. These typically focus on games and other fun ways that members can interact with other users. These add an additional dimension to the basic networking features of the site and often give sites a competitive advantage through differentiation.
In the end, the online social networking industry is moderately competitive. This is primarily due to the low barriers to entry into the industry. The next Twitter or Facebook or YouTube could be in…
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hen sharing photos on sites like Facebook or Flickr, those photos can readily be stolen, manipulated, and used by anyone with access to them. Unwitting users might not understand how to set their security settings in each application, and savvy computer users may be able to override security settings anyway.
Another significant drawback with social networking sites is the way that they impact communication. Some users may find themselves conversing more online than with friends in person, which would only exacerbate social anxiety. Others might divulge too much personal information or reveal inappropriate content about themselves or another user. Social networking sites have the potential to harm as well as heal relationships.
Social networking sites can harm professional relationships or students at school. The individual might reveal information on Facebook that his or her boss can see online. That information could compromise that person's position in the workplace. Thus, social…
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Social Networking & Teacher Collaboration
Social Networking & Collaboration
Facilitating Social Networking with the Teachers
Figuring out how to encourage workers to collaborate on the Web has become a common topic in online forums and actual meetings across many different types of enterprises. This section provides some ideas for providing incentives to those who are already inclined to use social networks and building scaffolding for those who are reluctant users.
It is helpful to recognize that one of the more appealing characteristics of social networking sites is that users are able to interact on a personal level about things in which they have an interest. Building a section where people can share informally -- in a manner quite different from the professional collaboration that is the purpose of the initiative -- can increase comfort with social media as a way of team-building. This open discussion area avoids a sense of…
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Employers have also been known to browse through their employees' SNW profiles after they are hired. This practice is highly unethical, but the user must also take personal responsibility for how they manage their online presence and SNW profiles.
Therefore, the following rules and recommendations apply for how to use social networking to advance one's career.
1. Keep work and play separate. One way of doing this is by creating two separate profiles on one SNW site like Facebook. Another way of keeping work and play separate is by creating profiles on two different SNW sites, such as Facebook plus LinkedIn. By managing one profile for work and one for play, it is easier to keep track of who sees what information.
2. Make sure only trusted individuals have access to private information. Create separate groups for friends in Facebook, restricting access to photos, status updates, and other personal information…
Social Networking Sites
'People are critical of social networking sites, noting that they promote self-centeredness, reduce our ability to cope with emotions, and cheapen what it means to be a friend.' I do totally agree with this statement and in this essay I will be providing information to support the above statement. The above statement contends to the fact that there are more potential dangers to the use of social networking sites which overshadow the benefits.
Due to the availability of the internet which is becoming the way of life due its broad coverage and access provisions to millions of users worldwide, the online media has evolved and in the process eliminated boundaries and setbacks that may hinder people from interacting. Internet has opened the door to networking social sites which have become the new mode of communicating in the 21st century. Social networking sites simply refer to the platforms…
Social Networking Sites
Not everyone in the world visits social media networking sites, or uses sites like Facebook, but millions of people do, and for the most part, those users find Facebook to be a helpful way to stay in touch with friends and to make new friends as well. This paper points to the many positive things that result from using Facebook, and why millions of people -- and myriad community organizations, political groups, sports-related organizations, religious groups, schools, friends of those in need of fundraising efforts, and social change movements -- find Facebook a wonderful tool for communication, action, and for keeping relationships strong. In this paper "relationships" means more than romantic bonds between two people. Relationships can refer to communication between two friends, interaction between a person and an organization, and the interaction between two organizations on Facebook denotes another kind of relationship as well.
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Social Networking Sites: Implications for Secondary
Social Networking Sites (SNS) first rose to popularity with teens with the advent of MySpace, in 2003, and Facebook, in 2004. The two web sites became widely used to communicate though messaging and online chatting and to share personal updates, photos, and music. eviews by education researchers such as Gri-th and Liyanage (2008) suggest that SNS have immense value for promoting academic dialogue and social support for special interest groups. However, as the popularity of SNS expands among secondary school students, school officials, particularly school counselors, face a myriad of potential difficulties that often result from improper use. Academic dishonesty, cyberbulling, and exposure to possible sexual predation from adults are common issues associated with SNS (Livingston & Brake, 2010). Continued research on the incidence and nature of SNS misuse and victimization continues to inform policy development for secondary schools and secondary school…
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Lender will make a lot of money because the broker found the clients for this lender. This system of interaction functions the business efficiently and makes big savings for the welfare of the company as well as for its employees. After observing its best results, many companies are entering into the business field and are investing money in large amounts.
Social networking sites such as MySpace have some disadvantage as well. One of the biggest problems with these websites is the system of sharing personal information. For example, MySpace is most of the users upload various data such as photos, name, address, age, contact telephone number, occupation, etc. So, the information is easily accessed by third parties and often ends up in bad results in theft and abuse. Therefore, many people got stole identity through one of this website so their credit score is very bad. As result, they cannot…
For example, as Barnes (2006) points out, users of social networking sites voluntarily surrender private demographic information that can be capitalized on freely by marketers. Aggregate marketing data can be bought, sold, and traded to provide the most robust data set in the history of humanity. Because of the power of social networking to create a vast marketing database, it becomes more and more important to study the particular effects of social networking on marketing results.
It will be argued that while traditional word of mouth remains meaningful, that social networking may replace traditional word of mouth because of perceived credibility. As social networking becomes an increasingly viable forum of social interaction, consumers start to trust virtual friend. Consumers will view virtual friend opinions as having the same credibility as the same reaction occurring in a face-to-face situation. In fact, with social networking the consumer is empowered by the Internet…
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Social Networking Sites
Today we are present in the era where social media and social networking plays a great role in interactions. This includes all types of interactions: people to people, business to client and enterprise to enterprise. In-fact the question is raised by many whether enterprise collaboration is largely affected by the social media and the surrounding social networks.
First the two terms: collaborative enterprise and social media/networks are discussed for further understanding. Collaborative enterprise is the way we people collaborate with one another in terms of sharing our skills and information regarding our training. In other words, it can be looked as a team of people in a group or collaboration responsible for managing an enterprise or business. Social media, however, is interacting or networking with one another in terms of getting the message across to more and more people. Social media or social networks can be looked…
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First section would be understanding the profile of the SME being studied. Inasmuch as the researcher would like to test for the feasibility of social media as a platform for marketing SMEs, the researcher must first understand the nature of SMEs as business entities and as compared to large businesses. Creating the profiles of SMEs would give more understanding of the possible differences (and similarities) that could emerge in the process of analyzing the survey data. These profiles would potentially help determine the nature and cause why social media as a medium for marketing promotion would work for specific types of SMEs only (this, again, is a hypothesis that would be tested for significance).
Another type of information needed would be the marketing media currently used by SMEs that will be interviewed or will be the participants of the survey. This would give the researcher an idea the level of…
Social networking sites have made it easy for individuals to share personal information and sharing of this information has become the norm. Many users of social networks are comfortable sharing their private life online and they have little regard for their privacy. The popularity of social networking sites has also been on the rise with more and more people creating accounts regardless of their age. Social networking sites have also made it easy for individuals to sign up and create accounts. While many people see social networking sites as offering online communication and interaction they fail to understand the complexities surrounding their privacy (Feng & Xie, 2014). This has resulted in a myriad of privacy issues like personal information being accessed by both friends and strangers. Sharing location data can be dangerous as it allows anyone who can see your posts to know where you are at any given time.…
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An Examination of the Purpose and Utilization of Social Networking Websites
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone in the late 1800s revolutionized civilization.
t was not until 100 years later, in the late 1970s, that another such discovery was made. This latter discovery was that of the nternet. Many argue, furthermore, that the discovery of the nternet involves an even greater advancement in human history than Bell's telephone, for nothing has touched so many, so quickly, and so deeply as the advent of the nternet, and with it, within a relatively short time, the culmination of social networking in a variety of websites, utilize worldwide. This paper will offer a quick examination of how such websites, including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Linkedn, have been utilized by individuals in the last decade to promote both personal and work-related interests.
People utilize social networking sites for many reasons but,…
It is thus difficult to single out the purpose for which a social networking site is being utilized. Though one can generalize, with different world events and a constant evolution of these sites, their purpose is constantly changing, and often times it includes the connection of more and more individuals worldwide, which is a phenomenon to be embraced.
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Not exactly the participation levels that would be hoped for.
The social networking phenomenon has had considerable impact on business in general and marketing in particular. With massive amounts of people flocking to social networking sites and staying there much longer than on other websites, businesses naturally want to leverage and monetize. However, the Facebook fiasco made it clear that people are not ready for Big Business to invade the "privacy" of their social networks. As a result, permission marketing has become a prominent issue -- marketers should allow customers to opt-in (i.e. consciously choose to participate) rather than only offering the choice of opting-out (i.e. including customers in a program until they indicate their disinterest). Therefore I propose to conduct a survey to identify behaviors, attitudes and trends of consumers using social networking websites. Findings will be accompanied by visual presentations as well as analysis of the…
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Travel Social Networking Site and Implications for Business
The objective of this study is to examine the travel social networking site and its implications for business. This work will consider the target audience and methods to promote the site. Social Network Travel websites are expanding their offerings as this report will demonstrate.
mmMule Social Network Travel Website
It is reported that an Irish woman by the name of Avis Mulhall co-founded a new website based in Sydney for travelers to receive rewards for delivery of something local during their travels. This website intends to be "a social travel network that connects locals who want items with travelers who can deliver them during their voyages." (Silicon epublic, 2012, p.1) The website enables individuals to obtain anything they want from across the globe and the traveler who obtains the item is rewarded with an experience. Another part of this website is known…
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For social networks, just as in our neighbors, cities and towns, when one is honest and accurate in what they say, they gain respect. Online social networks demand the same if not more transparency to gain trust. With so much focus on how to make money with social networks through advertising (Anderson, 2008) experts agree that keeping the networks free of too much clutter and advertising is already starting. Social networks are best online when they imitate the best ones offline, which are based on mutual respect, trust and proven and reliable means of communicating in trust with each other.
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Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management…
Mark Anderson. (2008). Google Searches for Ad Dollars in Social Networks. IEEE Spectrum, 45(12), 16. Retrieved March 7, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1613056621).
Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42. Retrieved March 7, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1458948591).
One of the key Robin-hood rules, when it comes to philanthropy, is Relentless Monetization. Relentless Monetization or “RM” concentrates on mutual expressions for inner deliberations, interaction with grantees, openness, examination, position grants or loans, and calculating the overall performance of the financier (as well as the grant) (Weinstein & Bradburd, 2013). Disclosing grant-making to the rigor of RM alters the type of grant-making considerations. Instead of loosely discussing inspiring professional company directors or innovative quests, employees depend on a mutual language that focuses on results-oriented facts. Furthermore, RM enables funders to create the sets of rules it utilizes to designate objective-appropriate valuation to interventions designed for outside examination.
Social networking is allowing people to produce, sign up for, and develop organizations surrounding problems they are concerned about and beyond their control. Whether its flash activists or even fundraisers like Twestival, pursuits like these are rising. As non-profits start to participate…
social networking has in the last couple of years stirred a lot of debate among politician and scholars alike. The level of risks and benefits associated with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace especially to children and teenagers has elicited a mixed reaction among the debating parties. In this paper we present a systematic analysis of the implications of social networking sites for both children and teenagers with a sharp focus on Facebook. We also focus on the benefits as well as the issue surrounding the use of social networking sites by use of relevant illustrations. Overall, we evaluate how the use of computer technology has impacted the society in general and education in particular.
Definition of Social Networking
Several scholars have attempted to define the concept of social networking and its components. Boyd & Ellison (2007) define social networking sites as special web-based services that are…
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Technology has both enlightened and darkened the souls of humanity. It has connected people from all walks of life and it has also divided people. ith the invention and proliferation of the internet, knowledge is just a web result and click away. ith articles discussing Google, social networking, and the creation of smarter than human computers, is technology truly a blessing, or ultimately a curse?
In an article titled "Is Google making us Stupid?" by Nicholar Carr, the writer discusses the increase in internet usage and the perhaps increased decline in overall intelligence. hile writers like Carr gain incredible ability to research quickly and with ease in the comfort of home, there is also more chances for people to go online to entertain themselves, skim text, and avoid actually reading. Yes, it is more convenient than going to the library and looking up physical copies of information, but most people…
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Social Networking: Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues
Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues: Social Networking
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, and the world's largest company by revenues. Its success over the years draws largely from its mission of providing everyday low prices to enable consumer live better. Despite its inherent success, however, Walmart faces serious problems in regard to unfair labor practices and customer satisfaction in product offerings. This text demonstrates how social media and social networking technologies could be used to address these problems.
Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues: A Case Study of Walmart
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, and the largest company by revenues. Starting off with Sam Walton's idea of offering everyday low prices in the 1960s, the company grew to become one of the world's most valuable brands, operating in over 27 countries,…
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Social Networking and Social Media: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.: Social Networking and Social Media
Walmart is an American-based multinational discount retailer operating in over 27 countries. It is the world's largest company by revenues, and the largest private employer in the Fortune 500 list of companies. Walmart has shown steady growth and improvement since 1965, when it was founded as Sam Walton as a general store. This text explores Walmart's organizational culture, structure, and digital media strategy with the aim of determining their role in the company's continued success.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
Walmart is the world's largest discount retailer, operating over 11,000 stores in 27 countries, including the U.S. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart grew from a family-owned general store in 1965 into the world's largest company by revenues. In 2015, the company ranked 20th in the Forbes list…
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Social Networking: Theories
Theories: Social Networking
Goffman argue that individuals' performances are a representation of self. Individuals will often use their performances to create specific impressions in the minds of their audience. Online platforms make it possible for individuals to adorn different masks in different situations. This should, however, be done within the confines of rules and conventions that govern the environment. This text assesses how Goffman's argument affects organizations, and how it influences collaboration in teams.
Goffman explains that individuals' performances are a presentation of self (Bullingham & Vasconscelos, 2013). Individuals will, therefore, often use their performance to create specific impressions in the minds of others. When in front stage, an individual is conscious about being observed by an audience; as such, they will try to perform in line with the social norms and expectations of their audience (Bullingham & Vasconscelos, 2013). The same is not the…
Bullingham, L. & Vasconscelos, A. C. (2013). The Presentation of Self in the Online World: Goffman and the Study of Online Identities. Journal of Information Science, 39(1), 101-11.
Ellison, N. (2013). Future Identities: Changing Identities in the UK -- the Next Ten Years. Government Office for Science, UK. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/275752/13-505-social-media-and-identity.pdf
Hauberer, J. (2010). Social Capital Theory: Towards a Methodological Foundation. Prague, Springer.
Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Social Networking: Collaboration Using Wikis
Collaboration Using Wikis: Social Networking
Progress eport on wiki Contributions and Collaboration with Others
I would describe my engagement with the class wiki this week as positive for two major reasons. The first is that I have been able to increase my skill in the use of wikis, posting contributions, making edits, and providing links to pages. Interacting with the wiki at first was a challenge because the term was new to me, and I lacked the basic skills needed to make postings and edit information. With time, however, I was able to perfect my skill, and it became increasingly easy to make contributions and edits as necessary. I am now able to perform a number of actions, including changing the style of text, correcting spelling mistakes, modifying existing links, deleting links and information, rewording information, and adding links to existing sets of listed links.…
Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Neumann, D. L. & Hood, M. (2009). The Effect of Using a Wiki on Student Engagement and Learning of Report-Writing Skills in a University Statistics Course. Australasian Joural of Educational Technology, 25(3), 382-398.
Rick, J. & Guzdial, M. (2006). Situating CoWeb: A Scholarship of Application. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 1(1), 89-115.
Social Networking: Wiki Progress eport
Wiki Progress eport: Social Networking
Wiki Progress eport
This week, I developed a wiki page geared at providing insight on the factors influencing project success or failure. The reading areas included: i) factors related to the project such as resource requirements, size, and urgency; ii) factors related to project leadership such as competence, ability to delegate, trust and commitment; iii) factors related to the organization such as organizational culture and organizational structure; iv) factors related to the team members such as skill level, experience level, and commitment; and v) factors related to the environment such as politics, economic conditions, and legislation (Keyes, 2013).
At first, I did not think the use of the wiki was a good idea, perhaps because the term was completely new to me, and I was afraid that I may not be able to handle it effectively. At the very beginning,…
Davidson, R. (2012). Wiki Use that Increases Communication and Collaboration Motivation: A Reflection several Semesters Later. Journal of Learning Design, 5(2), 38-49.
Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Boyd, Danah M., and Nicole B. Ellison. "Social Network Sites: Definition, History and Scholarship (Excerpt)." Everything's an Argument with Readings. Eds. Lunsford, a.A., J.J. Ruszkiewicz and K. alters. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. Print.
Calvo-Armengol, Antoni, Eleonora Patacchini, and Yves Zenou. "Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education." The Review of Economic Studies 76.4 (2009): 1239-67. Print.
Common Sense Media. Is Technology Networking Changing Childhood? A National Poll. San Francisco, CA: Common Sense Media, 2009. Print.
Conan, Neal, et al. "Is Creating a Fake Online Profile a Criminal Act?" Everything's an Argument with Readings. Eds. Lunsford, a.A., J.J. Ruszkiewicz and K. alters. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. Print.
Cyberbullying Research Center. "Research: Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research from 2004-2010." 2011. December 5th 2012. .
Giles, G., and R. Price. "Adolescent Computer Use: Approach, Avoidance, and Parental Control." Australian Journal of Psychology 60.1 (2008): 63-71. Print.
i-SAFE America. "Cyber…
Boyd, Danah M., and Nicole B. Ellison. "Social Network Sites: Definition, History and Scholarship (Excerpt)." Everything's an Argument with Readings. Eds. Lunsford, a.A., J.J. Ruszkiewicz and K. Walters. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. Print.
Calvo-Armengol, Antoni, Eleonora Patacchini, and Yves Zenou. "Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education." The Review of Economic Studies 76.4 (2009): 1239-67. Print.
Common Sense Media. Is Technology Networking Changing Childhood? A National Poll. San Francisco, CA: Common Sense Media, 2009. Print.
Conan, Neal, et al. "Is Creating a Fake Online Profile a Criminal Act?" Everything's an Argument with Readings. Eds. Lunsford, a.A., J.J. Ruszkiewicz and K. Walters. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. Print.
As mentioned above, advertising is an excellent way to create revenue, and sites like myspace and Facebook have made great use of this revenue source. Many of the sites on the Internet, in fact -- perhaps even the majority, though this claim cannot be made with any certainty here -- rely solely on advertising revenue for their operation. Many sites and Internet services that have a tiered membership system like those mentioned in the article, with basic membership or services offered for free and more complete and/or extensive benefits offered for a fee, are often supplemented by advertising as well (with the lack of advertising offered as one of the perks for paying for membership). The email/search engine site Yahoo! Is a non-social networking site example of this type of tiered-membership/advertising supplemented system, with free Yahoo! Mail available but with the option to purchase upgraded email options from the company…
Still, in order to take the full benefits of promoting the business and the products / services within the social networks, it is necessary to take some considerations into account. These refer to the following:
The use of common language, rather than specific language, to best address the customers
The segmentation of the virtual consumer base in order to address those individuals that would need / welcome the products
The creation and usage of promotional materials based on providing information on the offer, as well as the presentation of the benefits of the offer on the potential customers
The creation of a user friendly and appealing interface
The interaction with the members of the social networks outside the actual offer itself, and most importantly, being prompt in offering responses and engaging in communications.
All in all, the social media presents business agents across the globe with opportunities to set up…
Swallow, E., 2010, 7 tips for succeeding as a social media strategist, Mashable Business, http://mashable.com/2010/12/08/social-media-strategist / last accessed on January 19, 2012
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The motivations of those using LinkedIn are to find a better career and grow their circle of influence throughout the industry of which they are a part. On Facebook, the same goal may be present, yet it is more likely to be connecting with long-lost friends and also bragging about only the most glamorous parts of one's life (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). Facebook tends to bring out the worst in people, namely arrogance, pride and the tendency to flirt with long-lost girlfriends and boyfriends, no wonder it has been a catalyst of divorces recently (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). It is considered cheating if one flirts and entices another on a social network, just as it would be if it happened in person as well. The flipside of this is that Facebook has brought together friends and family who have not seen each other in…
Ford, C., & Lim, J.. (2011). Are You Linked in? Journal of Accountancy, 211(3), 48-51,12.
Ledbetter, a., Mazer, J., DeGroot, J., Meyer, K., Mao, Y., & Swafford, B.. (2011). Attitudes Toward Online Social Connection and Self-Disclosure as Predictors of Facebook Communication and Relational Closeness. Communication Research, 38(1), 27.
The much-promised value of social networks is then an illusion, with benefits that could easily be attained through other means.
A second aspect of why social networks have such a negative social impact is because it creates a fertile environment for cyber bullying and abuse that many are too cowardly to do in person (Meredith, 2010). Cyber-bulling is often anonymous, concerted across multiple people in a group targeting an outsider, and faceless, yet vicious in its verbal attacks and threats of violence (Meredith, 2010). The point of cyberbuylling is to ostracize someone and also make them feel terrible so they will leave a school, university or workplace permanently. What is very troubling about this type of behavior is the fact that spreads and becomes commonplace across groups; in effect there is a proliferation of hate that occurs because everyone can stay anonymous (Meredith, 2010). Cyberbullying is reason enough to not…
James Bennett, Mark Owers, Michael Pitt, & Michael Tucker. (2010). Workplace impact of social networking. Property Management, 28(3), 138-148.
Bernoff, J., & Li, C.. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.
Di Cagno, D., & Sciubba, E.. (2010). Trust, trustworthiness and social networks: Playing a trust game when networks are formed in the lab. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 75(2), 156.
Hathi, S.. (2008). BILLIONS LOST FROM SOCIAL NETWORKING. Strategic Communication Management, 12(2), 9.
Technology Evaluation of Social Networking Platforms
In evaluating whether or not the online high school that has the advanced technologies for enabling greater student collaboration, support for student outcomes, and enabling greater levels of communication across our student and instructor populations, the following analysis has been completed. The need for social networking solution that can align thoroughly and quickly with the culture of a given organization is key to its adoption and ability to deliver value on a consistent basis (Bennett, 2008). While the high school has exceptional technology, it will be prudent to consider hwo effectively their technologies can be used to supplant and strengthen our learning objectives. This alignment of technology to our strategic plans needs to be the watermark by which it is judged.
nalysis of Factors For Implementing Social Networking
The most critical success factor in implementing an innovative technology internally is the ability to create…
Additional factors to consider when implementing an externally acquired technology include the extent of system and intrerprocess integration, which has provide at times to be probability when bringing social networking applications into the enterprise (Mithas, Costello, Tafti, 2011). These integration factors at the process level are critical for long-term adoption of social networking applications to progress over the long-term.
Today the options of purchasing a customized version of an existing social networking application (for example Facebook offers corporate versions of its site) or using Soalesforce.com Chatter, purchasing the online high school or developing the application internally need to be considered from a long-term cost of ownership and service perspective. The costs associated with each option and the relative benefits need to be taken into account, with the costs of integration being the most significant from externally-based systems and the purchase of the line high school. Across all three options, the greatest long-term cost and risk is building it internally, as the code will have to be kept up-to-date and a continual support from staff required to ensure the system operates optimally.
In evaluating the potential of using internally implemented technologies, the greatest potential costs are keeping the legacy systems up and running when programmers pursue new opportunities, the costs of ongoing integration and support across all other systems, and the costs associated
Are Social Networking and Sites Increasing the Rate of Divorce?
The first element of this hypothesis is: are divorce rates really increasing? Generalized references to divorce seem to consistently say "the divorce rate is increasing" and "50% of all U.S. marriages end in divorce." However, if 50% of all U.S. marriages ended in divorce in 1980, and the same percentage in 1990 and the same in 2000 and the same in 2010, then at least in that respect, the rate of divorce is not increasing. According to "Divorce Rates," the per capita rate of divorce in the U.S. was: "1991, 0.47%; 1992, 0.48%; 1993, 0.46%; 1994, 0.46%; 1995, 0.46%; 1995, 0.43%; 1997, 0.43%; 1998, 0.42%; 1999, 0.41%; 2000, 0.41%; 2001, 0.40%; 2002, 0.38%; 2005, 0.36%" (Americans for Divorce Reform, 2006), and according to the "Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog," the divorce rate in 2010 was 0.36% (Divorce Statistics…
Americans for Divorce Reform. (2006). Divorce Rates - Divorce Statistics. Retrieved from divorcereform.org: http://www.divorcereform.org/rates.html
Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog. (2011, July 1). Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog. Retrieved from familylaw.typepad.com: http://familylaw.typepad.com/stats/
Kendall, T.D. (2010). The Relationship Between Internet Access and Divorce Rate. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Volume 32, Number 3, 449-460.
Live Science Staff. (2010, January 26). College-Educated Women More Likely to Stay Married. Retrieved from livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/8049-college-educated-women-stay-married.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Livesciencecom+ (LiveScience.com+Science+Headline+Feed)
fiendly convesations o social netwoking in thei diction, tone, content, and style. The woding used in scholaly discussions will be moe fomal, and slang is to be avoided. Similaly, scholaly discussions do not include the use of common Intenet abbeviations like LOL o OMG. Anothe eason why scholaly discussions diffe fom fiendly convesations is the tone. Scholaly discussions ae moe sobe and to the point. Fiendly convesations can include sacasm and othe tones that ae inappopiate in scholaly discouse. Howeve, both scholaly and fiendly discussions ae simila in that they call fo politeness and tact. The content of scholaly discussions is likely to be diffeent fom that of fiendly discussions, which may be about mundane things like whee to eat fo dinne. When talking about common subjects like politics, though, scholaly discussions efe to extenal souces and use fomal language as pat of the oveall pesentation. We can ensue that…
references to other scholars or authors, cited appropriately. Then, I organize my thoughts and write a brief, clear, and coherent post relevant to the discussion. This is a process that is no different from the way I prepare other types of scholarly discourses for my work and school. The difference is that with a post, I will be briefer and slightly less formal. However, this process is much different in ways I will email friends or post to Facebook. I occasionally spend time crafting an email or a social media post, but rarely will I worry about an outline or organizing my thoughts. My choice of language is important in each forum, though, and I do understand that what I say in social media impacts my reputation even as a professional. Therefore, it is important to remain aware of how I present myself regardless of the forum.
internet has brought to the forefront communication via social networking sites. College students in particular enjoy communicating with friends and relatives via websites like Facebook or Twitter. In fact, current literature suggests that several factors go into deciding to socialize online. For example, younger college students tend to frequent Facebook more than they tend to older college students. Females outnumber males in relation to having Facebook accounts and communicating on Facebook from around 4:1 (Lenhart, Purcell, Smith & Zickuhr, 2010). Furthermore, those that exhibit shyness tendencies are more than likely to use online social networks to interact with others whether they are in their community or long distance.
Online social networking sites have thus provided people from certain ages, gender, and proclivity, with the ability to engage with people of interest over a platform that is easy to access, the internet. However, can personal relationships grow online? Some literature suggests…
Davies, H. (2015). Social media and personal relationships: online intimacies and networked friendship. Information, Communication & Society, 17(2), 279. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2013.850527?journalCode=rics20
Lenhart, A., Purcell, K., Smith, A., & Zickuhr, K. (2010). Social Media and Young Adults. Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. Retrieved 1 November 2015, from http://www.pewinternet.org/2010/02/03/social-media-and-young-adults/
Manago, A., Taylor, T., & Greenfield, P. (2012). Me and my 400 friends: The anatomy of college students' Facebook networks, their communication patterns, and well-being. Developmental Psychology, 48(2), 369-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0026338
Moreno, M., Jelenchick, L., Egan, K., Cox, E., Young, H., Gannon, K., & Becker, T. (2011). Feeling bad on Facebook: depression disclosures by college students on a social networking site. Depression And Anxiety, 28(6), 447-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.20805
All this factors were considered in making the final list of questions since this are the major issues that revolve around this sites. The privacy of those who access the sites is paramount that is why most of the questions were to be based on privacy.
The data was collected through distributing the questionnaires that were previously prepared and some were given to our class mates. The questionnaires were also given to our lectures that drive personal cars. Another batch of the questionnaires was distributed to working areas like offices within the school, and finally we gave some of the questionnaires to our friends who we do not school with. The filed in questionnaires then provided the information that we compiled into the report after thorough analysis of the data. There was a great internal consistency between the attitudinal dimensions and the attitudinal measure as a whole. This means that…
In this closed question item, respondents will be given statements that refer to the respondent's perceived success of the marketing strategy implemented in his/her business. Two options can be done to quantitatively measure this variable: (a) using a rank order-type of question on the marketing strategies used and respondent's perceived success of each, ranked from the most successful to the least successful, or (b) use of a Likert scale to describe the level of success of each marketing strategy implemented. For option a, level of measurement would be ordinal while the latter, interval.
(4) Benefits of using social networking as a marketing platform. This open-ended question will explore the different ways the social media has benefited the respondents (SMEs). This question is an exploratory kind of question in that the researcher is expected to discover the different dimensions surrounding the concept of benefits and success in SMEs within the social…
Professional Communication Tools: Social Networking
Specialized Tools for Communication: Social Networking
Nothing has turned out to be a better tool for modern communication and marketing quite like social media. Social media is cost effective yet can be damaging under the wrong set of circumstances; however, there is no denying the benefits it can bring about for everyone, including people like educators, employers and regulators.
Life of a Professional Nurse in the Context of Social Media Networking
Nurses utilize social media as a tool of opportunity, communication and discussions with their colleagues regarding their profession and any latest developments pertaining to it. This can be a true blessing for nurses stationed in remote or rural localities. They can keep in touch with the pulse of their work due to this development and not feel detached with health care progress.
There is inexhaustible amount of data that can be spread, utilized and…
Barry, J. & Hardiker, N. (2012). Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17. Retried from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/T ableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No3-Sept-2012/Advancing-Nursing-Through-Social- Media.html
Chretien, K.C. & Kind, T. (2013). Social media and clinical care: ethical, professional and social implications. Circulation, 127: 1413-1421. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.128017
Only a single respondent said that he knew someone with an Internet addiction, but that was because of an unhappy marriage, rather than anything dangerous about the medium's potential for social networking: "infidelity was common even before the Internet."
Three said that they did feel emotional distress when unable to connect online even for a day, although one respondent said that was because she needed to connect for work-related reasons. All of them said that they used social networking to remain connected to friends and family, and that if they knew that they would be 'off line' for any reason, that they would experience considerable work and personal distress, because that constant 'connectiveness' was demanded in modern society. But they believed their engagement in social networking facilitated rather than hampered real world relationships.
All of the subjects said that being addicted to the Internet was fundamentally different from being addicted…
Bowling Alone Putnam; School Ties, Space, and esilience by Carpenter; and Globalization of Disaster: Trends, Problems and Dilemmas by Alexander. I chose these articles because each in its own way deals with the problem of community and change. Bowling Alone focuses on the impact of women in the workplace, family mobility and changing demographics on declining civic society. School Ties examines the effect that social networks and built environments have on one another. Globalization of Disaster looks at an entire global community that has been changed by rapid technological advancements in communications, travel, and commerce. The idea of resilience offered by School Ties is helpful in addressing the problematic issues identified both by "Bowling Alone" and Globalization of Disaster and in this reflection paper I will show how the concept can be applied.
Bowling Alone was a very interesting read because it identifies the disintegration of the stable, social family…
Alexander, D. (2006). Globalization of Disaster: Trends, Problem and Dilemmas.
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Carpenter, A. (2013). Social Ties, Space, and Resilience. Community and Economic
Development Discussion Paper, 2(13): 1-21.
Age Stratification and Methods of Social Networking
Old Age and Interpersonal Relationships
As the baby boomer generation ages, America becomes increasingly a senior nation. This has caused an increasing degree of scrutiny to be directed at the process of aging, and the effects which it has upon the social fabric of the nation. Only a few decades ago, as Grant McCracken puts it, old people were "expected to remove themselves from the public stage, to relinquish positions of influence and usefulness, to retire their claims to a place at the center of things." (2004) hether they were locked away in nursing homes or the back bedrooms of their own children's homes or quaint little apartments and retirement facilities, the elderly were generally like ideal children seen and not heard or noticed. However, increasingly middle aged and senior individuals are beginning to appear as vibrant actors in society and culture, boosted…
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Social Network and Its Effects on the Developing Brain
The enhancing quantity of time kids are investing on computer systems in their home and institution has actually raised concerns about how using computer innovation might make a distinction in their lives-- from assisting with research to triggering depression to motivating terrible habits. This short article offers a review of the restricted study on the impacts of personal computer use on kids' physical development. Preliminary study recommends, for instance, that access to computer systems enhances the overall quantity of time kids invest in front of a TV or computer screen at the expenditure of other individual tasks, therefore putting them at danger for excessive weight. At the exact same time, intellectual study recommends that playing video game can be an essential foundation to computer proficiency due to the fact that it boosts kids' capability to check out and picture images in…
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Social Media in the Business Environment
In the past few years, there has been a tremendous and dramatic increase in the use of social networking sites and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. This is particularly because of the low-cost, user-oriented, and highly collaborative means of communication that continues to evolve through its own impetus. Consequently, social networking sites or social media are based on certain principles that the corporate or business environment can learn from. There is an assumption that the widespread adoption of social media in people's personal lives can be moved to the professional environment where they can be used to develop unprecedented knowledge bases in which people, industries, and the society can be empowered. However, many businesses still consider social media and social networking sites tools as frivolous to an extent that they have prohibited their use in the working environment. Actually, these companies still…
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Social Media and Suicide
Internet has become a gadget of everyday use for people of 21st century. As it is offering many benefits to the users in terms of information communcaition, interaction, entertainment, socialization and earning livelihhod, there are certain dark factors related to it. The dark factors are as severe as forcing people to commit suicide. It is no exaggeration to mention that Intenet is used as a medium to harass people and get undue benefits from them.
Social media today is playing major role in enabling people and organizations to communicate and share ideas, views and knowledge with other people. The traditional methods of communication have been modified through social media platforms like chat rooms, social networking sites (Facebook, My-Space, Twitter, Google+ etc.), video sites (YouTube), discussion forums, video chat, text messages, blogs etc. (Lexton et al., 2012). The most well-known social networking website Facebook had…
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Social Media etailing Applications: Opportunities and Threats
How Has Social Media Developed and What are the Benefits and Downsides of Using Social Media for etailers Today?
This study examines social business in general, how it developed and the benefits of using social media in particular. Second, this study provides a discussion concerning the potential positive as well as the effects of social business in the retail sector which is followed by a description of optimal business strategies for social media applications, the pros/cons of using these tools in the industry, and some representative case studies concerning companies that succeeded and some that recently failed in their use of social media. Finally, the study provides a summary of the research and important findings is followed by a series of recommendations concerning how retailers should use social media technologies in their own businesses in the concluding chapter.
Social Media Business Applications
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Social Media and Barthes Cultural Myths
Social Media and Barthes' Cultural Myths
hile social media services undeniably bring individuals together, they also have created a new type of cultural understanding of words. They have created a subset of individuals, who, as users of social media, conceptualize words themselves differently than individuals who are not social media users. Using Barthes' definition, social media itself can be seen as the setting of a cultural myth. It is a vast network wherein signifiers, which outside the myth are associated with their own rich set of signifieds, are given new interpretations (Barthes 1957/1972). That is, these concepts, which outside the myth are imbued with connotative meanings, within the myth are set at a distance from those meanings and given a related, though slightly different, set of signified concepts. In particular, the concept of "friend" within the social media myth gains its own, new, mythic…
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Social Commerce in Saudi Arabia: How the Social Media Affect the E-Commerce in Saudi Arabia
SOCIAL COMMECE IN SAUDI AABIA
Conceptual Framework Model
Psychological Aspect and Theories
Digital Divide in Saudi Arabia
Ethos, eligious conviction, and Government in E-commerce Adoption
The ise of the P Industry in Saudi Arabia
Conceptual Model and esearch Hypothesis (Drawing)
Social Commerce in Saudi Arabia
Modern Saudi Arabia today actually represents an exceptional and convergent mixture of social conservatism and technological ability, a wonderful alteration from a remote, desert land that it was just something like 50 years ago. As social media is turning out to be increasingly prevalent in Saudi Arabia, online marketers are starting capitalizing in methods that service social media and include online customers. In Saudi Arabia Online marketers' adoption of new online marking trends is being prompted by discoveries that show individuals are spending great amounts…
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Results for data analysis should be presented in a way that they can be easily readable and will make sense and also be attractive. Charts and tables present a visual way of looking at the data for ease of interpretations. It is also the best way of presenting the data to others as people do not like reading lots of numbers or they may not remember the figures as easily as they would for the graphs or tables.
Once the data has been analyzed and presented using charts or tables it will be distributed to the relevant people. The internet is the best tool for disseminating the data this is due to its prevalence ad ease of accessibility from many kinds of devices and snot just computers. With the use of social media it will be much easier to disseminate the information to more people than possible if one was…
Social Marketing Dragonfly Effect
Social Marketing and the Dragonfly Effect: The Case of Barack Obama
"All of this happened because of you. Thanks, Barack," that was the message Barack Obama sent to all of his many online supporters on the night he won the historic presidential election (Chang & Aaker 2010 p 20). Part of Obama's success was his ability to capitalize on the emerging trends of social media. In his teams' efforts, the dragonfly model was implemented seamlessly, allowing him to gather a specific focus, grab attention, engage and finally empower his audience.
In his first run for president, Barak Obama implemented new and innovative strategies utilizing tenants of social media to help spread the message of his campaign. Not only did Obama utilize existing social networking platforms, but he also hired a team to create his own that was featured on his campaign website. Here, the research states…
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Social Technology and Security
Cincom Systems, a privately-held enterprise software company who is very active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and has an extensive blog network relies on social media sites to share customer success stories and the latest updates on events the company is participating in. Cincom has six different product divisions, each offering a different type of enterprise software, ranging from Customer elationship Management (CM), and Enterprise esource Planning (EP) to advanced product and sales configuration systems as well. The latest information on employee accomplishments and a continual stream of updates on new products dominate the social networking sites, while the website is used for communicating the unique value proposition of the six different divisions.
The website is also used for providing product overviews and presentations given at conference, along with the biographies of the senior executives. Cincom's executives are all over 50 years of age, with several over…
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Heirati, N., O'Cass, A., & Ngo, L.V. (2013). The contingent value of marketing and social networking capabilities in firm performance. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 21(1), 82.
As recent events in the Middle East have clearly demonstrated, Facebook is more on the side of the politically disadvantaged and the poor as they have increasingly embraced Facebook and other social media while the governments in the region tried to ban them. Many governments such as that of China do not allow Facebook primarily because they want to avert scenarios they have seen in the Middle East.
It was in the wake of 2008 when Oscar Morales, a young man in Columbia, decided that he had had enough of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a Marxist group which routinely kidnaps people, keeping them as hostages for months or years, while many of the hostages die in captivity. Angry and depressed by the actions of FARC, one night he turned to Facebook which he had been using to connect with his friends and high school classmates. He…
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The way that this is accomplished is through the use of dependent and independent variables. In the study, the research that we are examining during the literature review will provide specific trends and insights that are occurring. This will serve as the independent variable of the study by: identifying general patterns and corroborating these findings with one another. ("Qualitative Analysis," 2011)
To compare these results, we will then use the responses from the various surveys that were given to marketing executives. This will serve as the dependent variable to the study by: providing a sample population of marketing executives and their views about social networking. Once this occurs, we can determine if the underlying trends are the same as the independent variable. ("Comparative Analysis," 2011)
To achieve this objective we will use what is known as comparative analysis. This is when you are examining the effect that social networking is…
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Social Class And Crime
For this study the researcher chose to explore social class and crime rates, because while there are many studies conducted on race and crime and gender and crime or related factors, social class seems to be something that is relatively little regarded in modern times at least in places like the U.S. Social class is often a large predictor of factors including crime in many countries overseas, but it is sometimes something that is overlooked in the U.S., where people assume democracy guarantees people the right to safety. Studies suggest however that this is very often not the case.
Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy.
In this research study, the authors explore social cohesion and collective efficacy, which they define as the willingness of neighbors to intervene "on behalf of the common good" which they hypothesize is essential to reducing violence. The…
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Markowitz, F.E., Bellair, P.E., Liska, A.E., Liu, J. (2006 Mar). Extending social disorganization theory: Modeling the relationships between cohesion, disorder, and fear. Criminology. Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 293-319.
WikiNerdia allows the users to ask questions and all the nerd community members answer the questions. People normally trust the reviews and answers of the customers more than the brand. Giantnerd gets the benefit of their fan engagement and ultimately the brand trust increases. Customers can be your sale force and work for any company if the company can get the benefit by engaging the audience. A brand must think of multiple opportunities for the customers so that they can spread the word about the company. eal-time engagement opportunities and exclusive social communities are the tools which can turn existing customers to word-of-mouth advocates (Goldman, 2013).
Social Media will have a huge impact on business over the next decade, especially on the recruiting matters. Social media technology presents exciting opportunities for the recruitment industry. A research has highlighted that Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are the most used social media websites…
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Psychological studies have confirmed 'altruistic behavior' can be elicited in people. 'Peer Pressure' could also be utilized as an effective psychological tool in reducing resource consumption and in promoting other healthy environmental practices. [Center for Naturalism] A case in point is the Chinese governments 'Grain to Green' Program that offered cash incentives to farmers to convert marginal farmlands to forests. As Alan Tessier, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF) says, "Much of the marginal cropland in rural communities has been converted from agriculture to forests through the Grain-to-Green Program, one of the largest 'payment for ecosystem services' programs in the world," "Results of this study show that a community's social norms have substantial impacts on the sustainability of these conservation investments." [ScienceDaily] uilding this collective self-control at the community, national and international level holds the key to the success of an environmentally sustainable future. Motivated and environmentally conscious…
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Social media is a big boom when it comes to business, entertainment, and media. It has crossed over from something the youth use to something everyone uses. Many people do not understand how much of an impact social media has on people from their employability to how the public views them. This example essay will show social media’s influence and how it has come to be what it is today.
Social Media: Then and Now Social Media and it’s Impact on Business Social Media as a Social Movement Social Media and it’s influence on our Lives Social Media: Changing the Way People Communicate
Social Media Platforms The Impact of Twitter and Facebook on Business The Rise of YouTube Difference Between Social Media Platforms How Social Media is used to Communicate Social Media Effects on Society
a. Social media has transformed the ways people communicate and…