The web has played a significant role in the development and proliferation of new methods of online interaction, particularly in the area of social networking. Some of the ways in which the web has supported new methods of online interaction include:
- Connecting people: The web has made it easier for people to connect with each other online, regardless of their physical location. Social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, allow users to create profiles, share information and content, and connect with others who have similar interests or backgrounds.
- Facilitating communication: The web has also enabled new forms of communication, such as instant messaging and video chat, which allow people to communicate in real-time. This has made it easier for people to stay in touch with friends and family, and to collaborate with colleagues and peers.
- Providing access to information: The web has also made it easier for people to access and share information, which can facilitate online interactions. Social networking platforms often allow users to share links, articles, and other types of content, which can help to stimulate discussions and debates.
- Enabling new forms of expression: The web has also provided new platforms for people to express themselves and share their interests and passions. Social networking platforms often allow users to create and share videos, photos, and other types of content, which can help to foster a sense of community and connection.
In summary, the web has supported new methods of online interaction by connecting people, facilitating communication, providing access to information, and enabling new forms of expression.
From the IB: Students should be aware of issues linked to the growth of new internet technologies such as Web 2.0 and how they have shaped interactions between different stakeholders of the web.
These standards are used from the IB Computer Science Subject Guide
- Discuss how the web has supported new methods of online interaction such as social networking.
- IB Diploma Programme Computer science guide (first examinations 2014). Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: International Baccalaureate Organization. January 2012.