Sunday, November 18, 2012

Week 3 Two types of social networks

While Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn might be the first sites that come to mind when thinking of social networking, these popular websites do not represent the full scope of social networks that exist. Learn more about the different options available for people to interact and collaborate with each other online.

This week in our course we were asked to explore two different types of  social networks that can be used to help adult learner develop.  The first online network that I chose to use was Twitter.  Twitter was chose becasue this online network would allow adults or children :  keeping in touch with friends and family members is one of the greatest benefits of social networking.  Twitter can also be a type of professional social network that is designed to provide opportunities for career-related growth.

The fastest, simplest way to stay close to everything you care about.

An information network

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.
At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place. See it in action.

You don’t have to tweet to get value from Twitter

You don’t have to build a web page to surf the web, and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Whether you tweet 100 times a day or never, you still have access to the voices and information surrounding all that interests you. You can contribute, or just listen in and retrieve up-to-the-second information. Visit to learn more about what’s yours to discover.

Twitter for Businesses

Twitter connects businesses to customers in real time—and businesses use Twitter to quickly share information with people interested in their products and services, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and influencers. From brand lift to CRM to direct sales, Twitter offers businesses an easy way to reach an engaged audience. Visit Twitter 101 for Businesses to learn more.

Twitter around the world

Twitter was founded in San Francisco, but it's used by people in nearly every country in the world. The service is available in more than 20 languages, and we continue to add them. You can change your language preference in your user settings with just a few clicks.

Twitter on the go

Experience Twitter on your mobile device by using one of our free Twitter apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows 7. To get the latest apps, go to on your mobile device.

Twitter for SMS

Twitter for SMS is an instant infrastructure for mobile communications. Individuals, businesses and social causes can use Twitter for SMS and our Fast Follow program to connect directly to anyone with a mobile phone. Here’s a list of all the countries that offer Twitter for SMS; we are actively working to add even more.

Twitter in the Community

Twitter lends itself to cause and action. Every day, we are inspired by stories of people using Twitter to help make the world a better place in unexpected ways. Visit to learn more.
And with just a Tweet, millions of people learn about or show their support for positive initiatives that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Programs like Twitter Ads for Good offer a way for non-profit organizations to promote their efforts the same way as businesses can. As more community-centric organizations join the platform, citizens will increasingly engage with the efforts taking place to move their community forward. Follow @TwitterGood and @TwitterSF for more on these topics.

Another type of social network that selected was You tube.  This is a site of the future because people can actually see a person doing something and it being updated minutes ago.  About YouTube
Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. See our company timeline for more information on our company history.
Getting Started

Getting Started

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YouTube Essentials

YouTube Essentials

A list of the essential YouTube tools and features that help you view, discover, share, personalize, and upload videos.

Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

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1 comment:

  1. Interested blog topics. If find that through the use of Social Networks, our youth are becoming exposed to so many topics early on in life. I think that education will see a swift change and utilize more social networks. I especially enjoy googling virtually any topic on youtube.

    Great blog.


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