Thursday, October 18, 2007

Social Networking Sites

There are many different social networking sites. These sites enable people to share information about themselves, make connections to others online, and join in groups. Three of the largest serve very different groups:

  • MySpace - this is used by teenagers - paricularly popular in middle and high school
  • Facebook - this is most popular among older teens, twenties, etc. - more than 95% of college students are in Facebook!
  • LinkedIn - this is most popular in the business, consulting and professional community

In remarkable ways these communities are replacing (or supplementing) face-to-face communities.

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