Social Media & Online Social Networking. Most popular internet sites (2011). In the United States. In China. baidu qq.com google.cn sina.co.cn taobao.com google.com 163.com soho.com soso.com youku.com. google.com facebook yahoo youtube wikipedia myspace blogger ebay live
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Most popular internet sites (2011) In the United States In China baidu qq.com google.cn sina.co.cn taobao.com google.com 163.com soho.com soso.com youku.com • google.com • facebook • yahoo • youtube • wikipedia • myspace • blogger • ebay • live • amazon
Need-to-know vocabulary • social network (n) • A social structure made up of people or groups and their bonds (which can be as friends, family, professional, etc.) • Can be real life or online. • social media (n) • Websites and technology for social interaction. • search engine (n) • Examples: Google, Baidu, Yahoo • web feed / news feed (n) • A way to view frequently updated information online. • Sometimes called a “stream”
Facebook news feed menu reminders ads
Facebook profile friends timeline
Twitter profile & followers twitter feed popular topics
Google + news stream menu
Flickr Your photo stream Friends’ photos Recommended photos
LinkedIn profile connections resume & experience
Need-to-know vocabulary • fad (n) • Something only popular or fashionable for a short time. • Millennials (n) • The name for the generation born during the 1980s-90s. • Because they’re growing up in the new millennium • Other generation names: • Generation X = 1970s • Generation Y = 1980s • Generation Z = 1990s • censorship (n) • Blocking, editing, or deleting something which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient. • Examples: internet censorship, literary censorship • “The Great Firewall of China” • A term used in the West to describe Chinese government internet censorship.
Mini Debates - Preparation • Find one partner. • I will show you a statement. • Half of the class will agree. • Half will disagree. • You will have about 2 minutes to create your argument. • After 2 minutes, you will defend your argument.
Mini Debates • Online social networking is only for people who aren’t good at meeting people face to face. • Internet censorship is necessary. • Facebook and Twitter should not be allowed in China. • Online social networking is dangerous. • Social media is a fad.