I have created a survey. Here is the link <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2ZHC9TK">Click here to take survey</a>
All of these forms of social networking can be beneficial to anybody who is trying to reach out or gain recognition. I think that the best form is a personal website. I understand that LinkedIn is professional and it is a good way to connect with other people of the same work force and area of expertise. The personal website is so broad and there is so much that you can do with it, whereas LinkedIn and Facebook can be useful but their resources are limited. I think that a personal website is the best to use in any situation because you can provide any information that you want, and you can create a blog that is used to express daily feelings or elaborate on a certain subject. All of these areas have their pros and their cons, but I truly believe that a personal website is the best way to go.
There are many ways to professional networking. I believe that the most formal way to network professionally is through LinkedIn. I just feel that this is the easiest way to connect with other people of your professional interest. This site seems to be centered around the topic of profession, and Facebook can sometimes be centered around just meeting people of similar interest. I also think that there is some advantage to a Facebook Fan page, but sometimes the words "fan" and "page" can scare people away. When I think of a Facebook fan page I think of a sports team or some type of clothing line. Although that is not always the case, and there can definitely be a benefit to these pages, I just feel that LinkedIn is the safest way to network professionally. Usually people who use LinkedIn are using it for professional reasons, and with Facebook that is not always the case. Professional networking is crucial to having a successful career, especially in this technology-based world that we live in.
What I accumulated from these articles is that the term wiki is referring to a bulk of information from various websites and then putting them on to one web page. I believe there is some benefit to these types of websites due to the fact that it can be easier to search and find this information. Mary Bold talked about wikis in her article and I found out that wikis are used all across the country in many colleges. I attended Fresno State for 3 years, prior to my transfer to Fresno Pacific and Fresno State professors used Blackboard as their tool for online learning. This is where I was able to check my grades and turn in different assignments as well as look at forums and edit things online. I believe that wikis are essential to a college education and it not only helps aid in searching for information but also for learning tools such as Blackboard. In my time as a Bulldog, I found Blackboard to be very insightful and straight forward. There was never any confusion and it is definitely a tool that I would suggest.
I have used Facebook for years, so naturally I would prefer it over LinkedIn due to the fact that I am not familiar with it as i am with Facebook. At this point in my life, I am trying to become more professional and accumulate jobs of higher stature, therefor I truly think that LinkedIn could be the better route. I just feel that Facebook gives off a vibe that is more centered around dating and meeting people, whereas LinkedIn seems to be professional. I think that Facebook has its advantages as far as meeting people, and the fan pages that can be created. As far as what I am trying to accomplish, I think that LinkedIn is the safer and more sensible route for me at the moment. It is a professional vibe that I think is a good way to connect with people, such as CEOs and bosses that want to find employees. Facebook isn't as formal as LinkedIn, and to my surprise I prefer LinkedIn over Facebook and I plan to use this site even after the completion of this cl
I believe that apps can be very beneficial, especially with the world that we live in today. This world is hectic and there is a lot of things going on in peoples lives, to the point that going to the bank is becoming a difficult task to accomplish. An example for me that sticks out, is the ChaseBank App. You can deposit a check by taking a photo of the check on your smart phone. To me, that is a highly beneficial app that we can use in this busy world that we live in. There are apps that can predict weather, tell us about the price of stocks, we can send photos to friends almost instantly. I am so impressed with the advancements in apps that we see throughout the world. People are almost reliant on apps to get them through their day. People go on diets, and they can enter into their phone what they are eating and it can immediately tell them the heath value or disvalue of what they are eating. This is a world that is ran by technology, and apps are a huge component in the advancement of the world
When looking over the Top 100 list of tools that are used I became even more aware of the growth of social networking in this world. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Google Search are the main ones that I am familiar with. Without google search, I would know absolutely nothing. It is very convenient to be watching a football game, or some type of reality show and you want to search something on google search on your phone and you can immediately become educated on something that you previously had no knowledge of. It is truly amazing just how much we can learn from these tools and how much information is stored in a variety of web tools all over the internet.