Group Research Paper- Online Platforms

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Group Research Paper- As a group you must review 5 online platforms of your choice (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Ideascale, etc.) that could be used by a virtual team in a company to communicate with their worldwide divisions. Your group must use your readings to research and create a “grading platform” to create criteria to “grade” each platform. For example, you could create a matrix that has ease of communication as measuring item. After your group has “graded” these platforms, each person in your group will then write their own 5 to 7 page paper to recommend whether or not Ford should use these platforms by using your grading matrix and your readings to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. In the end, you…show more content…
Facebook According to the official website of Facebook, the company mission is to make the world more open and connected. In addition, the site explain that people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them (Facebook Newsroom Key-Fats, 2013). Facebook Platform enables developers to build social apps that enable people to connect with their friends, whether it is through playing a game, watching a movie, sharing their favorite restaurant, or listening to a song (Facebook Newsroom Platform, 2013). Based on the Team grading platform Facebook received an overall 19 out of 30. The Team found that Facebook is great for communication and maybe sharing documents but the site is not built for professional communication since there seems to always be hackers breaking into the system. Therefore, the team feels that for business communication Facebook cannot be trusted. According to the article, Contextual gaps: privacy issues on Facebook, Facebook present significant privacy issues for their users, the article analyze two of Facebooks's features, Applications and News Feed Offline, it was found that contextual gaps are at the root of many of the sites' privacy issues. In addition, the article explains that the
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