Date: May 8, 2009
Title: The impact and success of the internet social networking sites
“Facebook hitting 200 million users,” was a phenomenon that nobody could ignore. The popularity and the simple fact that social networking is now the most popular thing on the internet capture the world’s attention and is changing the way and giving a new meaning to how people network.
Internet social networking is all about sharing information with others including friends, family, colleagues and even strangers. This information can take many forms: personal data, pictures, videos, favorite websites links, news feeds, blogs, and discussion forums. Social networking is about keeping up with one another; finding out what your friends are doing; and learning about each other's lives. Internet social networking provides a platform for people to interact virtually, without the limit of time and location.
Factors contributed to their success are numerous; convenience and accessibility are two crucial factors. In the old days, one has to physically arrange a networking opportunity by setting up social gathering or event at one location on a specific time period. It also requires careful planning and preparation as to invite appropriately. The internet social networking has overcome the limitation of geography and time. The networking became no boundaries and is available 24 hours everyday. People from around the world can participate at different time and invitation is virtually unlimited to any specific group of people. During the past ten years, internet social networking has become a worldwide phenomenon. People in various places, different ages and races are interacting and networking with each others instantly.
On the individual level, social encounter and interaction is the basis for building a society. Human being yearns for being heard, interact and build relationships. The internet social networking sites provide a mean for people to voice their opinion...