Avignyata

Year: 2009

Why social networking sites have become so famous?

Daksh: I was wondering as to the reason for people to use these sites and what do they do for so long on social networks, the biggest discovery happened? Pictures, bingo. People just love to look at pictures. That’s the killer application of all online social networks. Seventy percent of all actions are related to […]
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Are social networks here to stay? Is it a revolution?

Clubbing was a decade old form of social networking. Today people tweet their thoughts for the world to see. In between, we’ve had instant messaging, MySpace, Facebook and blogs. Social networking technology is changing the way consumers, investors and traders interact and share information. However, all companies are struggling to find ways to show how […]
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Understanding social network users:

For the last few decades, sociologists and psychologists have been wondering whether computers are going to spell the demise of interpersonal communication. We are all going to retreat into our dark rooms where our computers are located, and avoid things like playing cricket with the neighbors, shopping at the mall, or heading down the haji […]
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Blogs vs. Twitter:

Twitter feed is far less substantial than the blog had been. In fact it is difficult to see a single tweet of interest, whereas this person’s earlier blog posts had been, with some regularity, worth a look. If we don’t “follow” this person, we miss the possibility of some future interesting tweet. On the other […]
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Social-Network Users’ data at risk:

Researchers find a way to identify individuals in supposedly anonymous social-network data. One way for social networks to make money is by sharing information about users with advertisers and others who are interested in understanding consumer behavior and exploiting online trends. Social networks typically promise to remove “personally identifying information” before sharing this data, to […]
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Examples of how social networking sites are accessed through mobile phones:

Facebook According to Nielsen, Facebook is the No. 7 mobile website in terms of reach. About 15% of Facebook users (11 million) in the U.S. regularly access the social network’s mobile web version (not to mention various downloadable versions and the roughly three million users who use SMS). Facebook fan pages are just beginning to […]
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