Social Networking

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Social networking is a way to build online communities of people who share interests, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. • Social networking sites allow users to create their own profiles. This allows users, feeling of community among people. • These social networking sites allow individuals the opportunity to create relationships with people that they may not normally have. You can be connected to other users by way of your interests. • Pictures can be uploaded onto the profile page.

• Users are able to “chat” with other users or friends. Video chatting is available at some sites. • Users can share interests political views, hobbies, religion, etc. • Online Games.
• Link different web sites of interest to your profile page. Early social networking sites started as generalized sites. The first online social networking site was started in 1997, called sixdegrees.com ■ Facebook

www.facebook.com

■ Founded february 4, 2004. The founders were Harvard University computer science majors. ■ Currently has 750 million active users worldwide.

■ Twitter
www.twitter.com

■ Founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey.
■ Ranked as one of the 50 most popular websites worldwide. ■ My Space
www.myspace.com

■ Founded in 2003. Was the most popular social networking site in the United States in 2006. Internationally MySpace was overtaken by Facebook in 2008.

■ Linked In
■ www.linkedin.com

■ Founded in December 2002 and launched May 2003. The company was founded by Reid Hoffman.

■ Orkut
■ www.orkut.com

■ Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google. ■ The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Buyukkoten. • launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. • As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 750 million active users. •...
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