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Social Networking and Privacy Issues
This paper explores the privacy concerns related to social networking and social networking sites.
# 105043 | 2,680 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2008 in Computer and Technology (Internet)

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This paper defines Web 2.0 and introduces the social networking concept. The paper then looks at the companies which comprise the social networking component of Web 2.0 and form the nexus of the Web's future development. The paper also explains that social networking's degree of user interaction and personal access comes with a certain degree of risk to user privacy. The paper then explores the benefits v. privacy issues and the arguments in support of social networking sites. Finally, the paper examines the future direction of social networking and the Web 2.0.

Overview & Background
Benefits v. Privacy Issues
Arguments in Support

From the Paper:

"The basic concept of Web 2.0 as a definitive evolutionary step from a Web 1.0 began to emerge following the dot com bust in the United States (US) in 2001. Many researchers admit that the massive shakeout in Web companies during this period resulted in a fewer but more specialized Web based companies than previously existed (Ellison 83). Thus, the implication is that these Web based companies that survived this tumultuous era in the Internet's history either had a stronger business model or a unique business model that allowed them to survive. The combination of these surviving Web companies and the companies that emerged after them which followed their lead led to the creation of the platforms that now comprise Web 2.0."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coutard, Olivier, Richard E. Hanley, and Rae Zimmerman, eds. Sustaining Urban Networks: The Social Diffusion of Large Technical Systems. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Ellison, Nicole B. Telework and Social Change: How Technology Is Reshaping the Boundaries between Home and Work. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004.
  • "" (online). Aug.1, 2007<>.
  • "Facebook." (online). Aug.1, 2007<>.
  • "Flickr." (online). Aug.1, 2007<>.

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