Tag Archives: Social Networking

hw for 3/28 cuny+ vs google

I did a search using the cuny+ catalog as well as a regular internet search using Google. The words I used to search were “the risks of social networking” and “social networking”.   While searching both, I find that both had similarities in finding articles. Also the information was very similar, the ways of searching were different. In the Cuny+ catalog you have to careful on what keywords you type and you can’t type in more than one or 2. When I typed in the risks of social networking I didn’t get any results but when I typed in “Social networking” I got relevant results.  When I typed in “the risks of social networking “in Google search, I got useful results that worked with my topic. But when I typed in only “social networking” in Google I got thousands of results most of which were un-useful.  With Google, you can type as many phrases as you need to find your information but with Cuny+ you have to limit your words and narrow it down.


google scholar research journal hw for 3/23

I found Google scholar to be very useful. I liked the fact that it has an option to show only articles and helps us find scholarly sources very easily.  One of the advanced strategies I used was that I typed in to search my specific keywords on my topic also I excluded patents and legal opinions and journals to get rid of the unwanted information. I typed in the risks if social networking and got quite a few articles. I found an article on social networking called Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview which talks about the percentage of teens using social sites and a study showed that there are more girls likely to use the sight. Also how people are “plastering” their personal information for everyone to see.  I found different information from using a regular internet site like more articles and database and college stuff.  Instead of thousands of unwanted results, Google scholar limited it down to give you exactly what you wanted. It was also very easy to find a good article that would work for my topic which in a regular site you would have to keep on looking for relevant information.  The difficulties that aroused were a lot of the good articles were blocked and behind a pay wall you would have to pay a fee and register to view the full article which disappointed me.


hw for 3/16 research journal

I am still thinking of a topic for my research paper.  The difficulties that arise when I am planning to write my research paper proposal is finding the right topic and finding a topic that is suitable for the class. Also, finding a topic that will have a lot of sources to work with.  The strategy that I’m trying to use is like Badke said a research paper isn’t just on a certain topic so I am trying not to be too specific or too broad.  Right now, I’m thinking about working with the topics of social media and social networking.   I am still debating on what exactly to work with.  I’m thinking about writing about the risks of social media or social networking but I don’t want it to be limited to just risks. The questions I have is  how are we supposed to develop the research paper and how to write it.

Social Networks: Public or Private

After reading this essay, I feel that not a lot of people actually knows what happens to their information once its has been used at a social network site. You as a consumer is protected under rules and regulation by laws that the website should follow. There are things that you put out there and think that its private, but once its out in the web, its public. Like if you put particular photos you really don’t want certain people to see on these social networks, you have already crossed that line. The thin line between public or private. Today’s generation are very tech savvy and need to know that once these site contain vital information you share just to sign up, they may be used else were without consent.

Social Networking Affecting Education

Social Networking is taking over! It’s what everyone is using. Social networking is mostly used by teenagers and even kids starting the age of nine. These networks online allows users to post pictures, videos, comment, information about yourself so others who are viewing you can view you. Social network is being used everyday and every second by children. It has become an effect to education. Students are more focused on social networking than their homework. After everyone decides to do go to sleep, then children are deciding to do their homework at midnight and aren’t getting enough sleep. Once they wake up for school it’s either they don’t go or they fall asleep in class. Students also tend to fail their tests/quizzes in school due to social networking, since they don’t have time to study or take a look at their notes.

Social Networking is also not private. Anyway and any how anyone is able to find out your information that you post. Technology has grown that your able to find internet options to unlock private pages or ideas. There is many options that you can do on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter to set certain parts of your profile on private. But otherwise not everything is private. Let’s say there is a person whom you don’t like, but yet your nosy to find out what that person is posting on thier page. You can simple ask one of your friends to log in their account who has that person as a friend and you simply can view their page.

Privacies role in social networking.

While reading Boyd’s article titled “Social Network Sites: Public, Private, or What?” I read about many truths that were relevant actualities about teens and how we communicate now a days. I do believe that privacy plays a major role in networking world of today. Sometimes you may post a picture that you only want friends to see. You can either make it private or make it so only friends can see, through Facebook you can even specify which friends can view it. You must be careful with your actions in these sites, your posts can be replicated and known to many other people with the just click of a mouse. The most common teen response when asked why people would access their profiles is as Boyd stated , “…but why would they?”. We must start to think about how we ourselves look though hundreds of profiles daily, so surely other people will tend to do the same . Thinking more about how our comments or posts will affect us in the long run, will prevent us from social embarrassment in the future .

Social Networking Really Works

After watch the “Social Networking in Plain English”, it really makes connecting and meeting new people much simpler. That is exactly what social networking websites are suppose to do, allow you to network with people that you wouldn’t really get the chance to meet with in the real world. Face it, people are busy with life and having the chance to meet new people or networking is hard and time consuming. These social network site that has many different functions. If you  want to either meet new or old friends, or potential business alliances, or maybe a future spouse. Its all there for you to take advantage for. Also connecting people that are all over the world, so you can communicate with someone in Cali or in Japan, its that easy.


Social Networking and Social Media

The video on Social Networking in Plain English talks about the numerous possibilities of getting things done through networks. A message that could have taken weeks just to get to other side of town just takes seconds through an e-mail or an instant message now. People networks can connect us to finding jobs, friends, and even love. A social network can get us recognized in minutes rather than how much it will take in reality, in person. The video of Social Media in Plain English talks about social media being the next big buzz. This video compares a story of a small town with many flavors of ice cream to our social media in our technology of today. For example, many of us are able to locate a topic in a search engine simply by keywords that can be located in blogs as tags or within an article. This makes it an easier way for the user to access the information. We also have reviews in many websites where we are able to interact amongst one another and express our thoughts and ideas about a product. The story explains how this type of method made it much easier for customers to learn about their ice creams. As you can see, social networks and the social media has opened up a range of possibilities of being able to send and view things faster. Through these networks and medias we are now able to share our opinions with others about similar interests or topics.

-Astrid Sarmiento