CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Social Networking Sites few years back, usage of social networking sites became popular around the world. Social networking sites are also known as social networking website.
Social networking sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers’ fascinated by their affordances and reach. Social networking sites are web-based service that building an online community of people that share same interest, or activities and explore others people interest. Social network sites (SNSs) such as FACEBOOK, TWITTER, MYSPACE, CYWORLD, and BEBO have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites ...view middle of the document...
This has made communication between the strangers easier than ever. Chatting is one of the more popular activities on the Internet- people can talk to anyone across the world Introduction of social online networking sites has facilitated communication. These are web-sites where users can create a proﬁle and connect that proﬁle to others to form an explicit personal network.
They are web-based services that allow individuals to
(1) Construct a public or semi-public proﬁle within a bounded system
(2) Articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection and
(3) View and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.
The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site.
Through social networking, people can use networks of online friends and group memberships to keep in touch with current friends, reconnect with old
Friends or create real-life friendships through similar interests or groups. Be Sides establishing important social relationships, social networking members can share their interests with other likeminded members by joining groups and forums.
Some networking can also help member’s ﬁnd a job or establish Business contacts. Most social networking websites also offer additional features. In addition to blogs and forums, members can express themselves by designing their proﬁle page to reﬂect their personality.
The most popular extra Features include music and video sections. The video section can include everything from member generated videos from hundreds of subjects to TV clips and movie trailers (YouTube).
Social networking sites have facilitated communication. Members of such sites can easily form groups (called the communities) and share their opinions among themselves through discussion threads, forums and polls. Though these sites serves good in many ways, it has its negative effects too such as cybercrimes which has become a privacy threat to the people worldwide.
Although advantageous in many ways by building new relationship...