The Social Network: Something for Everyone

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The Social Network: Something for Everyone
Janice Benson
Computer Literacy INF 103
Professor Louisa Verhaart
March 10, 2012

The Social Network: Something for Everyone
Social networking websites have flooded the internet. They are everywhere. What do these websites offer that has captivated the young, the elderly, and everyone in between? Have these social networking websites affected how we communicate with one another? This research paper will contain the definition of social network, timelines of specific areas related to the social web, as well as answer questions mentioned. This paper will also contain a short, descriptive review of an age appropriate social network proving that there is something for everyone.
A social network website can be described as an online platform of people that are drawn together by family, work, or hobby in order to socialize, meet new people, re connect with old friends, and find romance, friendship and professional networking. These websites offer a variety of apps, allowing the user to personalize their site, page, book, or space in order to reflect who they are. Users are afforded the opportunity to play games, message friends, update their status, among many other options. According to the World Book Advanced,
“Most social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, ask members to create a personal profile. A profile could include biographical information, blogs and comments, photos, videos, and music. A member might list personal likes and dislikes—such as favorite movies or music—on a profile. The site’s software then enables users to find others with similar profiles, creating links between users“ (Jones, 2012).

Timeline: Social Networks
1985 The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link, also known as The WELL, was founded by Larry Brilliant and Stewart Brand. The WELL is one of the oldest…...

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