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  1. 1. GCIT 1015 IT INNOVATIONS SHAPING OUR WORLD WHATSAPP Wong Lok Yee 14222507 Wong Ka Hei 14223554 Lo Ka Man 13211331 4/17/2015
  2. 2. OUTLINE Background Collected Information Objectives and Survey Survey Analysis Conclusion and Job Division 4/17/2015
  3. 3. BACKGROUND WhatsApp is an instant messaging app for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model. The proprietary, cross-platform app uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages. In January 2015, WhatsApp was the most globally popular messaging app with more than 700 million active users. 4/17/2015
  4. 4. BACKGROUND WhatsApp software automatically compares all the phone numbers from the device's address book with its central database of WhatsApp users to automatically add contacts to the user's WhatsApp contact list. Previously the Android and S40 versions used an MD5-hashed, reversed-version of the phone's IMEI as password, while the iOS version used the phone's Wi- Fi MAC address instead of IMEI. A 2012 update now generates a random password on the server side. 4/17/2015
  5. 5. BACKGROUND WhatsApp is supported on most, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia smartphones. All Android phones running the Android 2.1 and above, all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.7 and later, including BlackBerry 10, and all iPhones running iOS 4.3 and later. However, some Dual SIM devices may not be compatible with WhatsApp, though there are some workarounds for this. 4/17/2015
  6. 6. BACKGROUND Advantages Disadvantages Send messages to anywhere with no charges. This service is COMPLETELY FREE. You need to PAY $0.99 for renewal after every year. All tools provided by Whatsapp are very EASY to use. You must have ACCESS TO INTERNET to send and receive messages for free and the messages are also not sent to the phone inbox. 4/17/2015
  7. 7. COLLECTED INFORMATION (WEB) Search Strategies Results WhatsApp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WhatsApp 12 WhatsApp functions that you can be very useful http://elidiomadelaweb.com/whatsapp/12- funciones-de-whatsapp-que-te-pueden-ser-de- mucha-utilidad/?lang=en Disadvantages and Advantages Whatsapp http://www.drawbacksof.com/disadvantages- whatsapp/ What are the advantages and disadvantages of using WhatsApp messenger? http://www.quora.com/What-are-the- advantages-and-disadvantages-of-using- WhatsApp-messenger Whatsapp and Our Multi-Generational Families http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/A rticle.aspx/16677#.VTDNdvl9J8E 4/17/2015
  8. 8. COLLECTED INFORMATION (LIBRARY) Book Author Deborah Lupton Digital sociology 4/17/2015
  9. 9. MINDMAP https://www.mindmeister.com/maps/public_map_shell/497675914/whatsapp?width=600&height=400&z=auto 4/17/2015
  10. 10. SURVEY Find out the ratio of people using whatsapp Find out how often people use whatsapp Know how people rate whatsapp Survey link: http://goo.gl/forms/k2MKy64qcP Numbers of response:31 4/17/2015
  11. 11. SURVEY QUESTIONS 4/17/2015 1.What is your age group? 2. Do you use Whatsapp? 3. How often do you use Whatsapp? 4. What Whatsapp function(s) have you used? 5. What do you use Whatsapp for? 6. Why do you choose Whatsapp as your means of communication? 7. Do you think Whatsapp causes privacy leakage? 8. Do you think the new functions of Whatspp (eg. read reciepts, last seen) is invading your privacy? 9. What is your privacy setting regarding the 'Last Seen' function? 10. Do you think Whatsapp can facilitate your daily life in terms of communication? 11. How would you rate Whatsapp?
  12. 12. WHAT IS YOUR GENDER? 15 males and also 16 females finished our questionnaire about Whatsapp. 4/17/2015 Male Female
  13. 13. WHAT IS YOUR AGE GROUP? 4/17/2015 Below 12 Age 12-18 Age 18-30 Age 40-50 above 50 Our basic study group aged 12-39, there are 26 people(nearly 84%). For the other, 1 people below 12, 4 people above 40.
  14. 14. DO YOU USE WHATSAPP? 4/17/2015 Yes No Only 4 people revealed that they dont use Whatsapp in their daily life. Around 87% people use Whatsapp in the research, it showed that Whatsapp is the popular application nowadays.
  15. 15. HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE WHATSAPP? 7 people rate 5 marks ( the full marks is 5) that they would often use Whatsapp, 13 people rate 4 marks and 6 people rates 3 marks, nobody rate 1 and 2 marks, which showed that Whatsapp is a good application for the users since the high frequency of using it. 4/17/2015
  16. 16. WHAT WHATSAPP FUNCTION(S) HAVE YOU USED? 4/17/2015 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Text Photograph and video Audio Group message Contact sharing
  17. 17. WHAT WHATSAPP FUNCTION(S) HAVE YOU USED?(II) Text is a function that most people are using, there are 26 people in our research. Photography and video are the second, 19 people said that they would use it. For the other functions like group messages, contact sharing and audio, which have a fewer attraction for the users. The figures show that people would like to use Whatsapp to replace the messages function on their phone, the extra functions still are not popular as the original functions right now. 4/17/2015
  18. 18. WHAT DO YOU USE WHATSAPP FOR? 4/17/2015 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Chats with Friends Business discussion News Update Promotion
  19. 19. WHAT DO YOU USE WHATSAPP FOR?(II) There are 26 people use Whatsapp to chat with their friends, nearly 84%, only few people use it for business discussion and news share. Whatsapp is a leisured application rather than a business machine refer to the data. 4/17/2015
  20. 20. WHY DO YOU CHOOSE WHATSAPP AS YOUR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION? 4/17/2015 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Fast User-friendly Various functions Useful and with attractive symbols (e.g.Emojis) Series1
  21. 21. WHY DO YOU CHOOSE WHATSAPP AS YOUR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION?(II) 18 people (nearly 67%) revealed that fast is one of the main reason that why they use Whatsapp. 9 people (nearly 33%) also think that Whatsapp has an user-friendly interface,various functions and different symbols (emoji) which can attract them to use. To conclude, the design of Whatsapp is user-friendly, also a main reason of the success of Whatsapp. 4/17/2015
  23. 23. DO YOU THINK WHATSAPP CAUSES PRIVACY LEAKAGE?(II) 18 people (nearly 60%) think that Whatsapp wont cause privacy leakage. In our opinion, the people is over-trust for the whatsapp. They may think that the saving system of Whatsapp is more secured. Actually, the information leakage is an existing problem of Whatsapp (the destop version is an example) , even the Internet. Do you think the new functions of Whatspp (eg. read reciepts, last seen) is invading your privacy? Do you think the new functions of Whatspp (eg. read reciepts, last seen) is invading your privacy 4/17/2015
  25. 25. DO YOU THINK THE NEW FUNCTIONS OF WHATSPP (EG. READ RECIEPTS, LAST SEEN) IS INVADING YOUR PRIVACY? 55% people dont care about a monitoring function of Whatsapp like read recipe and last seen. It reveals that some people dont care although they are likely to be watched by another. In other words, they dont mind if they get a fewer freedom. 4/17/2015
  26. 26. WHAT IS YOUR PRIVACY SETTING REGARDING THE 'LAST SEEN' FUNCTION? 4/17/2015 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Only My Contacts Everyone No One
  27. 27. WHAT IS YOUR PRIVACY SETTING REGARDING THE 'LAST SEEN' FUNCTION?(II) 19 people (70%) people set their privacy setting to their friends or even everyone. Only 8 people hide their setting, which means nobody can see their privacy information. The result is same with the question 9 that more people dont care they would get a fewer freedom. Or the private setting is in a new version so that users dont know the private information can be hided. 4/17/2015
  29. 29. DO YOU THINK WHATSAPP CAN FACILITATE YOUR DAILY LIFE IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATION?(II) 22 people (81%) of people think that Whatsapp can help for facilitating their communication in the daily life. Only 5 people(19%) think that it is useless. It shows that Whatsapp is actually a sucuessful application that people would use it for maintaining their friendship. 4/17/2015
  30. 30. HOW WOULD YOU RATE WHATSAPP? 4/17/2015 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 3 marks 4 marks 5 marks
  31. 31. HOW WOULD YOU RATE WHATSAPP?(II) 17 People (63%) and 5 people (19%) rate Whatsapp in 4 and 5 (the full marks is five), which show that the application is really famous and user-friendly. 4/17/2015
  32. 32. JOB DIVISION Name Resposible Parts Wong Lok Yee Data Collection Mind-map Powerpoint Game Webpage Design Wong Ka Hei Data Collection Mind-map Powerpoint Survey Analysis Lo Ka Man Data Collection Powerpoint Survey Results Introduction 4/17/2015
  33. 33. CONCLUSION Advantages: You can easily send free messages to any part of the world without any charges. This service is completely free. All tools provided by Whatsapp are very easy to use. It do not have any advertisements on display screen. This app automatically imports the contacts from your phone and tells you that how many of your friends are using Whatsapp. You can share your location, photos, status with your friends. You need not spend any money for chatting and sharing with your friends. It also allows you to send 100 messages a month to any of your friends not using Whatsapp for free. 4/17/2015
  34. 34. CONCLUSION Disadvantages: You can chat to friends that only have smart phones supporting this application and to friends having their account on Whatsapp. You can