I am happy to be able to say that I have mastered all aspects of LinkedIn, MySpace and Google+! Having social networking sites as my practicum topic was not only exciting but has been useful for making several new connections as well. Now that I have kept the class updated on my findings, and that I am in the process of finishing up my final practicum paper, I feel that I can finally make my addition to Wikipedia.
Social Networking Sites contribute to several different categories within Wikipedia due to the fact that so many exist, and that it is such a big topic. Since most information about LinkedIn and MySpace have already been added to Wikipedia, I decided to make an addition concerning Google+ since it is the most recent out of the three. While skimming through the social networking page privacy section, I noted that Google+’s unique settings had yet to be mentioned, so this is where I made my edition.
My addition may be deleted in the future, however I believe that my contribution to this page on Wikipedia is valuable. Google+ has the unique privacy settings that no other social networking site has mastered and this is worthy of being noted. Furthermore, while many of you may never use your practicum websites again, I am deeply satisfied with the fact that I will continue to use these social networking websites on a weekly, if not daily basis.
Just in case my addition does get removed, here is my addition to the privacy section:
The creators of Google+ have aimed at overcoming existing privacy issues. This social networking site offers unique privacy settings that not only allows users to make their individual profile private, but also makes it easy for users to share media, photos and posts with specific “circles.” I have included the link: http://ansonalex.com/tutorials/managing-privacy-settings-in-google-plus/ which can be accessed simply by clicking on “Google Plus” at the end of my addition.