Friday, February 25, 2011
A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes", which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Everything has its own pros and cons, so do social network such as the following table:
You can overcome your timidity
Contacting with other people through the internet becomes easier for shy people. Shy people can overcome this using social networking platform to stabilish contacts. Later the interaction it´s easier because they have already talked and interacted online.
The risk of identity theft and fraud
The personal information of users can be used by dubious people for illegal activities. Information like the e-mail address, name, location, and age can be used to commit online crimes.
Some social networks are good opportunities to find a job
Nowadays the big companies have specialists on human resources that search for profiles in these kinds of sites to recruit new collaborators. If you´re looking for job you can create a profile (a serious, professional and complete profile) and you might be discovered and recruited by a company. You can describe your capabilities and publish some of your works - and with a little luck you can find a job.
Many people pretend to be someone else and prepare their online profiles with false information, so as to dupe unsuspecting users. So, if you do not know the person face to face then it will be very hard for you to find the real identity.
You can meet new people
Social networking sites are the perfect spot to meet new people online. With the help of advanced search tools you can find users who have the same interests you do and that can be the starting point of a great friendship and/or relationship. Many people meet online and then stabilish a relationship in real life - getting married, having children, etc.
Online harassment and stalking
Since the social networking sites, are very poorly regulated so it can be a very fertile ground for people trying to get even with you. They can spread malicious humor among your friends and also download and morph your photos.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It's been a long time I have not post anything here.
Ohh, actually this is my first entry for this year. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Hee :D
You can see my title for this entry, right? Okay, this is my assignment for the ITC 400 subject. My lecturer for this subject is Madam Hajjah Fazilah binti Haji Ismail. She was assigned us to make a blog but since I already have it, so I will not wasting my time to create a new one. But for this time being, my entry will be in English instead of Bahasa or 'rojak' one for the whole semester. Whoa! I am so afraid, no one will read my blog anymore. Hehe :D
The name given is Siti Norsheda binti Zainudin. I was born in Kota Bharu on 29th November 1988. I am the fifth of six siblings. I feel grateful for being the fifth because I have three brothers, one sister and one younger brother. Since I was the youngest sister, other than my parents, they also helped me a lot in whatever I do. My family was graced with the presence of two sisters-in-law, three nieces and one nephew. Okay, I do not know what to write anymore since it is just about me. Oh yeah, my family would call me Sheda except for younger brother, he would call me Kak Da (sometimes my parents also call me Kak Da since only me and him who staying at home) and my nieces & nephew would call me Cik Da. I love being around them so much. No words could describe it. Whatever it is, I will stick with my own principle, FAMILY FIRST.
My early education was at Sek. Keb. Banggu, Sek. Men. Keb. Kubang Kerian 1 and now at UiTM Shah Alam. I am taking Textile Technology course in degree level. Before entering university, I studied computer courses in Cosmopoint for 3 months and at the same time I went to driving classes. I also worked with my cousin as a caterer during the holidays after SPM while waiting for the examination results and approval of the university.
That is all for now. Till we meet again. :D