The internet has a big influence on everyone’s life. Like television, the Internet has become more like an unavoidable part of the life. Earlier it was a desktop computer, and then came the laptop. The latest arrival is rolltop. This aesthetically designed portable computer will hit the market very soon. Since the technology is changing in a drastic way, we can we expect lot more in the near future. Will it be a pocket top or pen top? Let’s wait and see!
Earlier each provider served the society by giving only one specialized service. The scenario has changed. Now most of the telecommunication and entertainment service providers are giving all the three services namely TV, the Internet and phone services to the public. They are providing it as a triple play package. For e.g. if you subscribe to Time Warner, you will get some of the best Time Warner Cable offers in home service bundles at affordable rates.
With the advent of the Internet, social networking sites become very active. In the last couple of years we saw a number of social networking sites popping up on the Internet. We can make friends and renew old ones. As social networking sites are fully dedicated to public, it brings every kind of social groups under one umbrella. Now it is possible for everyone to share their thoughts and views with those having similar interest. Social networking sites bring the whole world into a single room. We can conduct meetings and gather information from people located in various parts of the globe. What are the hot debate topics? Discuss on politics, economic conditions, sports, cuisines and current market trends.
Some of the commonly used social networking sites are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace.
Some other social networking sites are LiveJournal, Orkut, Tagged, Cafemom, Ning and Meetup. One of the highlights of social networking site is lower cost. When compared to other mediums, it’s cheaper to use online sited for personal and professional purposes. Your friends and colleagues are just a few key strokes away. Social sites not only boost up your professional, but also pep up your personal relationships.
Exploit social networking sites by utilizing its amazing features. Some of them are as follows:-
You can upload your photos and albums and access others as well
Play online games with others
Post comments on others wall. As no one is going to stop you from writing, you can write whatever you want. Open the umbrella of imagination and fly with it on the wall.
Join in a community in which you are interested, and share your ideas and opinions with others.
If you are into marketing, collect business contacts.
If you don’t use social networking sites in a careful manner, you will get into troubles. How to stay safe?
Limit the personnel details giving in the profile page. Don’t give phones number and correct address. Since it is a social networking site anyone can access the details and use it for illegal purpose. If you want to upload photos, make sure it is password protected. Use passwords that cannot be easily hacked. If you get a chance to chat with strangers try not to share your personal details with them. Because complaints related to misuse of phone numbers and photos are increasing day after day.
It is good to evaluate your personnel setting constantly. Some of the social networking sites make personal profiles available to public. By changing the settings mode at least once in a month you can restrict data and photo sharing. Use of anti-virus and anti-spyware software can protect data and applications.