Classification of Social Networks

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Classification of Social Networks

Though there are many social networking sites throughout the web, each for a different purpose, the three comparable websites are Myspace, Facebook, and Google+. As time has passed, each new social networking site surpasses the former most popular site. Myspace is now viewed by most as the ruins of the Internet, while Facebook is now an overpopulated suburb, leaving Google+ to take the image of a futuristic, industrial city. When comparing the three sites, it is easy to see the pros and cons of each, and which aids in productivity and accessibility the most.

When Myspace was first created, it was viewed as an awesome site where one can express his or herself and connect with friends. One could customize his page in any way he pleased with layouts, pictures, gifs and music. Though this ability of  customization was a definite plus, Myspace now lacks in organization and neatness compared to more current social networking sites. Because the privacy settings aren’t easily accessible, Myspace is a much more public site which often leads to increased amounts of spam on one’s page. Perhaps the only remaining pro to Myspace is the music section. Practically very band in existence has a Myspace page that they use to promote their music. Each band page provides the viewer with pictures, songs, biographies and news updates of the band. Compared to Facebook and Google+, one will productivity and ease of access on Myspace in the music section.

Facebook is the perfect place to stay connected and up-to-date with friends and family. It allows the user to post statuses, upload pictures, send messages,  and even play games with others. Though you cannot customize the layout and content of your page, Facebook makes up for this in neatness and organization. Managing one’s friends, privacy, and interests seems to be an easy task on this site. Facebook contains pages upon pages of interests (such as bands, quotes, and celebrities) to “like”,...
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