Social Networks

The unstoppable rise of social networks has revolutionized the way of communicating of millions of people, even affecting the shape of work (or seek employment). Learn more about this topic with the insights from Jack Fusco. Not only is Internet and e-mail, but that networking has taken over our lives, through social networks, videoconferencing, through mobile connectivity, instant messaging the so-called generation it was born and developed in full information age and telecommunications. The communication is therefore completely natural through these instruments, unlike that in previous generations, which in some cases have adapted more or less well, and others have simply rejected the technology or have learned to use a minimal part. Tools of connectivity and networking that we have today adopted an infinite number of varieties, and even some are focused on some specific segment. Thus, millions of people come together every day to Facebook (has some 150 million of) users around the world) and some 3.5 million in Spain, which is widely used for over 30 years to connect with former classmates or friends of children, which allows them to create a network of contacts that can be very interesting face in search of employment. Barack Obama used abundantly the possibilities that offered technology in its campaign, using media such as Youtube and Facebook to connect with some part of the electorate; This last is said that he spent about half a million dollars in the last phase of the campaign). Similar to number of users Facebook is Myspace, although this has a certain cultural orientation. In Spain the Tuenti network, takes the lead with five million users, although its users tend to be younger, aged between fifteen and twenty-five years, and currently can only be accessed via an invitation from another Member.

There are other specific networks for specific topics. On labor issues, perhaps the most known it is Linkedin, with over 25 million users, and in which we can let us know in professional circles, contact other users who can contribute their knowledge, and ultimately, get in the labour market. On the other hand, through instant messaging connectivity also allows increasing productivity (if used properly), since we can get answers in real time and make conferences with multiple users, through text, or video conferencing. Programs like Microsoft Messenger, or Skype, are revolutionizing our way to connect us. Also are very much in vogue the connections via mobile, due to great flexibility provided by (everyone carries always mobile), the increase in the power of the Internet connection (with networks 3 G and successors), and the increase of benefits offered some handsets, such as the Iphone or the Blackberry famous. All these possibilities offered by technology can provide fabulous solutions than us simplify work (connectivity, teamwork, productivity), provided they are well used.