The modern age of social networking began in 2002, when Jonathan Abrams launched Friendster.
Additional materials: Worksheet 1 - True/false statements Worksheet 2 - Text for reading “Social Networking” Worksheet 3 - Gap filling activity Worksheet 4 - Uses of social networking (statements) Worksheet 5 - Matching up activity Worksheet 6 - Cross-over discussion Worksheet 7 - Creative writing “My Social Network” Procedure: 1. Ask Ss the questions "What social networking sites do you use? However, connections were very slow and long distance calls were very expensive. May Internet come to help, with its communication and social services?Brothers and sisters already joined various online social or dating or singles sites, found friends or established online relationships. Speaking about the importance of social media Inform Ss that today we’re going to talk about social media because understanding how to use social networking tools is becoming fundamental, as employers are using them as recruiting tools, and people are using them as networking tools. Stick each T / F slip on the walls of the classroom. Small computer networks that used telephone lines allowed users to log in, share data and send private messages. True/false statements (See Worksheet 1) Prepare 5 small slips of paper on which T/ F statements are written (Worksheet 1). Scanning the text (See Worksheet 2) After checking T/ F statements, Ss are asked to check their answers by scanning the text (Worksheet 2). Pass out worksheet 4 and present uses of social networking. Ask Ss to think of any website examples which specialized in each of these areas. Move around the room and check how each group is working. Matching up activity (See Worksheet 5) The main question for Ss is "What can you do on Facebook? Tell Ss to match the features on the left with functions on the right. Alternatively, feedback from each group can be facilitated in a whole-class plenary. Ss use them to compile their own story about social networking (Imagine! The beginning of social networking date back to the 1980s. Though Jehovah's Witnesses are open community, members of expect servants of Jehovah here, so only may join the site.