This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Poke Me Poke You A Connected Community

810 words - 3 pages

Fundamentally social animals, human beings have a need for connection. Woods, cited in Wandel (2008) writes that there are four underpinning characteristics to successful human characteristics: 1) identified investment 2) commitment 3) trust and 4) comfort with relational dialectics. Woods also made the observation that “verbal disclosure” was important in building trust in western society. These concepts have been used by a number of authors in one way or another in discussing the use of Online Networking Sites (ONS) and their resulting social impacts on different student cohorts (d. boyd, 2007; Martin, 2009; Neri & Ville, 2008; Valenzuela, Park, & Kee, 2009; Wandel, 2008).

Social Capital has a variety of definitions in the literature (Ellison, Steinfield, & Lampe, 2007; Martin, 2009; Neri & Ville, 2008; Valenzuela, et al., 2009). For the purposes of this paper, it may be thought of as the accumulation of resources that may be accessed via ones network of relationships. The concept of social capital is pivotal in underpinning the student experience at university. Adler (2002), identifies four key aspects to social capital 1) Trust and solidarity, which is more likely to strengthen weaker ties. This aspect may also generate compliance with strong social norms and beliefs of the network 2) Civic engagement at both organisational and societal levels. 3) Access to information. Social capital increases not only the extent or boundaries from which information can be garnered, but also the relevance and timeliness of it. 4) By building up obligations, this can allow one to achieve specific goals or outcomes therefore creating a power base.

Helliwell & Putnam (cited in Ellison, et al., 2007) suggest that relative strength of social capital is also important for well-being, self-esteem and life satisfaction/happiness. ‘Bonding social capital’, which occurs between tightly linked persons defined by emotional intensity, intimacy and time spent together (Granovetter, 1973) in particular is important to create this sense of well-being. Conversely ‘bridging social capital’ is loosely associated links more about garnering access to information (Ellison, et al., 2007).

The concept of social capital and its impact on psychological well being, happiness, self-esteem and so forth link tightly back to those of connectivity with strong parallels in the context of the student experience has been addressed for the last several years by higher education institutions. However with the shifting sands of 21st Century, new solutions are needed to create the structure in which to incubate the necessary environment for the student community.

Downes...

Find Another Essay On Poke Me Poke You - A Connected Community

Race and My Community: Hispanic This essay is about the study of the race a belong to in my community and any discrimination that anyone like me may have

1706 words - 7 pages My Community 1Race and My Community: HispanicSandra PerezAxia Collage University of PhoenixMy Community 2Race and My Community: HispanicI am Sandra J Perez born American and rise in Puerto Rico making me part of the Hispanic minority. We, Hispanic are the second large groups in the population in Kissimmee, FL. All troughs founding some information about my ethnic (Hispanic) minority have not been easy I was able to come across with some good

How Far Do You Think Observing A Visible Religious Activity, Such As A Festival, Can Help You Understand The Part A Religion Plays In The Life Of An Individual Or A Community?

1282 words - 6 pages To fully understand the part a religion plays in the life of an individual or a community, I would suggest that we need to examine it from several different points of view, only some of which can be addressed by observing a visible religious activity.Using Ninian Smart's 'dimensional model' as a starting point, we can examine the different dimensions of a religion and discover how much insight into each of them the observation of a visible

THe mistakes I made and the regrets I have to face. Do yourself a service and read this if you are a slacker like me

659 words - 3 pages than a month. Then came the work load. I would come home knowing I had serious homework to do but rather go out with friends instead. A route I choose countless times that I now regret. Luckily I passed eleventh grade with only one failing grade. Yes I said only, if you knewe me then you'd be surprised as well.So now skip forward to September senior year I start every class with an A, but this time the good grades only lasted two weeks. I had

Its an untitled work in progress by me about a person named Calithar Harlen. ps tell me how you like it/what i need to do to fix it

2067 words - 8 pages right in front of him. Then the footsteps caught up to him. There was a girl with blue eyes, brown hair and was around 5ft tall. And the other person was a man with hazel eyes and a cross between gray and black hair. "HEY! YOU'RE THE GUY WHO PUT ME OUT OF COMMISSION! DARN YOU!" the girl screamed "DISMANTLER!" on the second that he charged at the man. A big beam of light shot at Calithar and hit him.The next thing he new was he was suspended in

How is a song's lyrics like poetry...example Jewel's "You were meant for me" Comparing setting, imagery, and structure, all which reinforce its similarities to poetry

976 words - 4 pages feel so far away from where I've beenThis underlying rhythm and meter help keep the lyrics dull and routine, to resemble the woman's day. It also aids in giving the song a melancholy feel to it.Just as many poems can be turned into songs, many songs are poems. By analyzing poetic techniques like imagery, setting, and structure, one can see there are many similarities between the lyrics from "You were Meant for Me" and poetry. These elements not only help to bring out the sorrow and isolation the woman is feeling but also contribute to the overall understanding of the lyrics. This makes the song both interesting and emotional.

Brother, Will You Spare Me a Dime?

729 words - 3 pages economy, the highest rates of deflation seen since the start of the United States. The Great Depression reached every social class, because each social class caused it. Debts, especially consumer debts, added to the number of bank failures during the Great Depression, totaling above 9,000 banks. When a consumer wanted an item that they could not afford, like land and seeds, vacuum cleaners, or cars, they would buy it on credit or loan. When people

Journal on Hamlet's quote "Why, then, 'tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison." (Shakespeare, Hamlet, II, ii, 249)

497 words - 2 pages Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most discussed plays. The drama has a lot of figurative language to be interpreted in various meanings. Among the famous quotes taken from Hamlet, perhaps the one bringing a wide range of different opinions is the line Hamlet said to his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern “Why, then, ‘tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison.”

What do you percieve to be the values of a community. From community development class. fourth year

1516 words - 6 pages To be a part of a community is to be a part of a team, a team that focuses on and encompasses all it's members. The community should be one that is built on the common interests of its members, a community that creates a sense of belonging to a group that goes beyond family and friends, accompanied by a sense of loyalty to others and responsibility for neighbours and the surrounding area.This paper will be a reflection of the learning that I

The Liberal Arts: Creating a Citizen for a Community Near You

1563 words - 6 pages demands of the modern world. Those in favor of change argue for more diversity within the curriculum, such as more non-western world education and feminist thought. However, the traditional educational ideal has not completely vanished. At the majority of colleges in America the Liberal Arts, or General Education, is the core requirement that every student must take regardless of major. A liberal education studies the idea of what it means to be

The amzon rain forest. this essay is about the amazon rain forest and how much longer it will be around for it got me a good grade hope fully for you

1450 words - 6 pages it is done in standered text u can change if desired."We know there will be problems in environmental terms, manySerious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be anyComplete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we haveTo pay. There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforestsSouth America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war inHistory. Vietnam and World War II had minimal

Mao Tse-tung's personal history and how he came to be powerful in China. To get a better grade than I and if you want footnotes please message me

751 words - 3 pages Mao Tse-tung and the Cultural Revolution in ChinaMao Tse-tung, Mao Zedong or Mou Dzŭ-doong was Chinese revolutionary and political leader. He was born on December 26, 1893 in a village in Hunan. His father was Mao Shunsheng, a well-doing peasant, and his mother's name was Wen Qimei. Mao attended middle school in Changsha, the capital of Hunan, and then he attended and graduated from the provincial teachers college (Hunan Normal School) in

Similar Essays

A Friend For Me, And A Friend For You

681 words - 3 pages simultaneous movement, at every second, with every part of the stroke, in a seamless and continuous fashion. This necessity to be together in a boat, corresponds to when one is not rowing, to being together and there for one another, as a community. Your teammates become your family, you get to know them on and off the water, as you struggle through the task of being powerful, yet gracious. Not every shove off the dock will entitle an enjoyable row

A Short Essay Talking About Gulliver's Travels And How Johnathan Swift Uses Satire To Poke Fun At Europe During The 18th Century

523 words - 3 pages Gulliver's Travels details a sailor's journey to four very different fantastical societies. The first, Lilliput, is populated by miniature people who fight wars over the proper way to break an egg. The second, Brobdingnag, is inhabited by giants who put Gulliver on display as a curiosity. The third consists of a kingdom governed by a king who lives on a floating island; the kingdom also contains an academy of scientists performing futile

“Show Me A Hero And I’ll Write You A Tragedy” – F. Scott Fitzgerald –

1716 words - 7 pages different because he started out living the good life. But in Fitzgerald’s stories, the hero will never win. He even says, “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy” (F. Scott Fitzgerald), which is precisely why I chose it as my title. Dick had money and a beautiful wife who was very young but then made wrong decisions and ended up loosing it all. “He knew that what he was now doing marked a turning point in his life—it was out of line with

Explain Why You Might Think Observing Visible Religious Activity Can Help You To Understand What Part Religion Plays In A Community?

981 words - 4 pages , Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism, each is very different whilst at the same time very similar. Each of these groups partakes in various outward activities to express their beliefs and practices. An example of such an activity would be religious festivals, which are visible to people outside of that faith. On the surface, you might think there is a lot to be learnt from observing such religious activities of an unfamiliar faith.The Republic of India