Facebook vs Face to Face Interactions

2268 Words Mar 28th, 2012 10 Pages
People are modifying their behavior, and technology continues to make leaps and bounds on a path that seems to know no boundaries. Within scope, I think social networking is growing rapidly and it has effects on face-to-face interaction. The combination of social networking and face-to-face interactions can lead to positive experiences as the rise of social networking continues. In order to better understand concept of social networking , I want to consider all popular social network sites (Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Twitter, etc.) as one unless independently described.
A social network site (SNS) is defined as web-based services and have several purposes that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a
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2004), it was stated, “Overwhelmingly, the online interactions that students identified as significant were conducted through email and, to a lesser extent, chat and instant messaging (IM). In contrast to public spaces such as web boards or chat rooms, these modes of online interaction often privilege communication with people whose email addresses or screen names were acquired face-to-face.” This suggests that much of the significant social interaction that these students reported having online was conducted very likely in multimedia (rather than ‘online’) relationships.” (Baym et al.2004) This was prior to the popularity of Facebook (launched in 2004) and the founding Twitter (launched in 2006), which are the top two websites according to the October 5, 2011 list that was published by eBizMBA Rank.( eBizMBA.com)
A Slovenian study that was completed in 2009 suggests that the majority of people use technology for social networking and exchanging of information, “…it should be noted that the largest percentage (95 percent) of mobile phone users draws on this device for strategic use, 77 percent of them reported using a mobile phone for socializing, while 69 percent of them gave an account of using it in terms of cooperation and exchanging information.” (Petric et al. 2011) This leads us to theorize that social networking relative to face-to-face contact