Social Networking

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In this proposal the main sections will be outlining the aims, research and initial proposal for my new social networking site. The subject for my research is on the impact social networking sites have on people’s social aspects and how that shapes communities physical and virtual. My reasons for choosing this research are two-fold, that in my own life I know people who are, to coin a phrase “addicted” to facebook and that my own personal thoughts on how social networking sites impact us individually and communally. A social network service focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web based and provides means for users to interact over the internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Although online community services are sometimes considered as a social network service in a broader sense, social network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered. The main types of social networking services are those which contain category places (such as former school-year or classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages) and a recommendation system linked to trust. Popular methods now combine many of these, with Facebook, Bebo and Twitter widely used. An increasing number of academic commentators are becoming interested in studying Facebook and other social networking tools. Social science researchers have begun to investigate what the impact of this might be on society. Typical issues such as Political-legal, Ethical, Socio-Cultural, Industry. {text:list-item} It seems that everyone is a member of a social...
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