Social Technology

Definition

Social technology is an effective communication tool or application which has been at the core of every successful social movement. Social technology could be defined as the use of technology, application or telecommunication infrastructure for socializing, interacting and networking between two or more people for friendship or business purposes. There are lots of Socio Technology Environments e.g. Facebook, Hi5, You Tube etc. Mobile Phone is another good example, it can be used for all sorts of things like File Sharing, Picture Messaging, Video Messaging, Text Messages, Video Calling and Music can also be downloaded.

Examples of Social Tech Environmental Tools

Music sharing environment (upload+download) Good for review
•Limewire
•itunes
•Kazaa

Social networking site
•Hi5
•Facebook
•Mobile Phone
•Email
•Instant Messenage
•Internet
•Landline phones

Chat Room
•Msn
•Blackchat
•Msn Live

Information Management System
•Blackboard

Photo hosting Site
•Flickr

web radio
www.blip.fm

Why Social Networking

Through social networking, people can use networks of online friends and group memberships to create real–life friendships or start a romance. Besides establishing important social relationships, social networking members can share their interests with other like–minded members by joining groups and forums. Networking can also help members find a job or establish business contacts.

Most social networking websites also offer extra features. In addition to blogs and forums, members can express themselves by designing their profile page to reflect their personality. The most popular extra features include music and video sections. Members can read bios of their favorite music artists from the artist's profile page as well as listen to their favorite songs and watch music videos. The video section can include everything from member–generated videos from hundreds of subjects to TV clips and movie trailers.

References

http://www.myspace.com/
http://secondlife.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
http://social-networking-websites-review.toptenreviews.com/

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