Social Networks – UMaine

November 17th, 2011

Social Networks are groups that individuals join to meet and share ideas, hobbies or special interests.   Unlike physical social networks, these online communities may be spread across the globe.

The most widely used Social Network site is Facebook with over 7 million users.    Social Network sites allow users to create an online profile and connect with other people either by posting a public profile or a closed space that can be used only by known friends and family.   These people are in turn all “linked” to each other.

Generally a person shares their interests and can add links or photographs and even blog entries.


  1. Guest
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:10 | #1

    How do we win the hearts and minds of administrators?

  2. E Reed
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:11 | #2

    Skype for Education sounds promising…n

  3. November 18th, 2011 at 12:13 | #3

    From the philosophical perspective, collaboration with students and teachers may be the future of social networking. As a real world, social networking is rapidly growing. To survive, we must follow an evolutionary approach and grow with our students.

  4. Don moen
    November 18th, 2011 at 13:25 | #4

    Social networks are here, they are going to stay and we need to teach our students their proper use. They may not always use them properly but at least they will have the knowledge and be able to make an informed decision.

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