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Mashable: Social Networking: Risks vs. Rewards

This is an interesting article about the dangers of social networking. Especially among the youth. Their seem to be some reports about some correlation between this technology and suicides of adolescents. But the conclusion is that the benefits outway the dangers.

I’m wondering if there is some real scientific research on the downsides of social networking. And how about the influences on organizations? What are the benefits and the threads on organizations?
Here’s a quote from the blog:

“Some advise to concerned parents: If the use of social networks online by your children worries you, don’t do the instinctual. Don’t restrict them from those sites. Instead, teach them (as well as yourselves) as much as possible about any and all networks. Knowledge is a fantastic repellant of ignorance and disastrous behavior.”

So what do we teach the workers in the working place? And how should we teach them? As long there’s no insight in the real benefits of social networking in the working place this is going to be a difficult task.


I think it’s the site about social networking on the web. Check out Mashable!

Here’s what they say about themselfs:

” About Mashable
With in excess of 5 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the world’s largest blog on social networking.
What does that mean? It means sites like
MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, Piczo, Bebo and YouTube.
If you’re launching a new social network, or a tool that plugs into MySpace and the rest, Mashable wants to know!
Mashable is written by Pete Cashmore, a new media expert. It ranks among the Top 100 blogs worldwide.”

See this post as an example.

I’m putting up a rss feed on the right.