The Social and Psychological Impact of Online Social Networking

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THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING

INTRODUCTION

1.The internet created a platform for a wide variety of new media. Among the most popular and most prolific is social network. The rise in past seven years of social networking websites, has had a major impact on the way that today’s generation communicate. Our Country is not left behind much back in the context of information technology. People of the age of 25 years and more were found to use internet as one of the means of communication. The rest use it mostly as a mixed source of info and recreation.

AIM

2.To find out the influence or impact of online social networking on the society.

SCOPE

3.The presentation will be unfolded as under:

* Social Network, Internet and Online Social Network (OSN) * Present Trends and Our Concern
* Differences between Offline and Online Scenarios
* Introduction to Various Social Networking Sites (SNS)
* Pros and Cons of Online Social Networking
* Social and Psychological Impact and Measures to Take
* Data and Facts

SOCIAL NETWORK, INTERNET AND ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORK (OSN)

Social Network

4.A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the dyadic ties between these actors (such as relationships, connections, or interactions). A social network perspective is employed to model the structure of a social group. In a social network often, each of your “friends” will be “friends” with several of your other “friends”. Just like in real life, the relationships between people aren’t just one-on-one, but a network of connections.

5.The relationships might be through work, children’s school or activities, wider family, neighbours. We might not know all the people. A partner, friend, child or parent may know……..THOSE ARE FRIENDS OF FRIEND (FOF). This means we can access different networks through our closest network

6.Dunbar No.Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. Dunbar's number =150. Dunbar's number was first proposed by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar

7.A Short History of Social Network.

* In the beginning there was ARPA net (1969)
* And CYCLADES (Early 70s)
* And ALOHANet (1970)
* And other local and national networks
* And, finally, The Internet linked them all together into a network of networks (from 1974) * And what drove all these developments was people wanting to talk to each other

Internet

8.Internet is a short form of the tech term internetwork. The terms 'Internet' and 'World Wide Web (WWW)’ are not the same.

9.Modern Use of Internet.Internet can now be accessed almost anywhere by numerous means, especially through mobile Internet devices. Education material as well as material of any kind of interest is available from websites. An office worker away from the desk can open a remote desktop session into his normal office PC via Internet. A chartered accountant, sitting at home, can audit the books of a company in another country, on a server in a 3rd country, remotely maintaining in the 4th.

Online Social Network (OSN)

10.OSN is an online service or platform that focuses on building and reflecting social relations among people. They provide means for users to interact over the internet. One of the first viable online communities was “The WELL” (the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) established in 1985 and still going strong. It started in the Bay area of San Francisco on a bulletin board. They “engineered” the start by charging membership but inviting “interesting” people to join for free.

PRESENT TRENDS AND OUR CONCERN

11.As the online networks along with many other physical networks growing exponentially and the socio-psychic scenario is also changing in a great rate both in positive and negative direction, it is really a matter of concern:...
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