Social Networking

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Social Networking
Dawn M
INF103: Computer Literacy
Instructor Abdullah

September 5, 2011


While Social Networking is a positive experience, it can also have a negative effect on people. Social Networking has exploded through-out the world because due to many people both young and old, have turned to Social Networking in order to keep in contact with both family and friends, Students have used Social Network as a learning tool as well as for support, whether it is for school work or just for moral support through the many different types of Social Networking sites. There are several different types of Social Networking sites. The more popular sites are Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Blogging sites are also considered to be a part of Social Networking. I will go through each of the main three Social Networking sites. The first Social Network site I will be discussing is Facebook. Below is a little diagram full of Facebook statistics. http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics .

Facebook is one of the most popular sites for friends and family to share things with. There are different settings to which you choose who is able to view your information. This is a great website to inform family and friends as to what is presently going on in your life. You can view and share pictures, play games in which you can compete amongst one another, making it a fun experience. The second Social Network is MySpace. MySpace has many different features such as karaoke, ability to create your own profile to look exactly the way you want it to. You can add widgets, videos, or even create a music play list. There was a point in time where MySpace was the most popular Social Network. When Facebook came along, MySpace’s popularity went down hill. While Facebook is holding at 750 million users, MySpace has 110 million active monthly users around the world. In the United States, 1 in 4 people are active on MySpace and on average 300,000...
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