This guide will help you find information about:
If you are just beginning to learn about social networking there are many resources where you can find out about and compare various social networking sites.
If you are researching social networking and social media for your course you will find links to resources, databases, videos, and much more.
Academic Search Complete is a good place to start your research for articles about social networking; Click through each item to get the resource or click on "View the Website" to see more articles.
When off campus, be sure to have your Student ID and Library PIN number ready to authenticate with the system identifying yourself as a user of TRU services.
Use the search box below to start searching for social networking, media, and software.
PBS guide to social media.
Social bookmarking, using websites like Diigo, is a free web service that allows faculty and students to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized web source. With emphasis on the power of the community, social bookmarking greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.
Social bookmarking sites are information management tools that allow you to:
Your bookmarks are saved online and accessible wherever you have Web access.
Using social bookmarks has distinct advantages:
Finding social software, social networking, or social media programs can be daunting. Research in this quickly changing and evolving phenomena has many challenges.
Be sure you evaluate and critically assess each site before you use it.
Become an efficient researcher using Google syntax, products, and tools.
The sites listed below will assist you when researching a topic in social networking on the Internet.
Watch Diana Boyd present on the concerns and issues of privacy and the Internet.
Sites that provide information on the privacy issues related to online social networks.