Social Networking

Michelle C. Davis
INF 103 Computer Literacy
Jaclyn Minor
February 15, 2015

How we communicate today is world-shattering compared to the past. Social networking has taken communication to a whole new level. For example, Facebook is the world’s largest social network, and it has over one billion users since 2012. Eighty percent of those users were from outside the United States (Smith, Segall, and Growley 2012). FB was originated in 2004 and is convenient and free to use. It is designed to easily allow anyone, even those with very little computer skills, to set up an account. Once they establish an account they can begin communicating with family, friends, and co-workers; past, present, and future. As more people are discovering all the social networks that are available online, they are aware of the pro and cons, but they are not aware of the negative effects it has on their health and well-being.
When it comes to using social networks for home, personal, and business, many people choose FB for fun and Google for finding information on any topic, there is a social network specifically for business networking, which is called Linkedln. This is a very useful web application that millions of companies are using on a daily basis. According to Jason Alba, in his book “I’m on Linkedln-Now What?” There are four main groups of people who set up accounts on Linkedln. First, there are experts who want to show the world their skills, which helps discover new clients. Secondly, are people looking for employment, Linkedln can help people find out who is hiring and also helps them get tips from their friends. Third, is for recruiters and individuals who are in charge of hiring people to work at their company. Finally, Linkedln can help entrepreneurs who have created their own business and are looking to form an online company, express a new band, or find associates, stockholders, and clients (Alba, p14).   Major corporations are also setting up Facebook and Titter accounts...