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Social Network Services- Its Impact on Youth

  • Date Submitted: 05/28/2012 02:12 AM
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Social Network Services – the world on a pc. What is social networking services? Social network is an online service or a site to enable people to communicate with each other digitally. Popular social networking services are Facebook, Twitter and Orkut.
In the year 2002 , the online universe changed forever when a few employees from an internet advertisement company joined Friendster, a proto-type online social network service. The employees used this small social network service to keep in touch with each other online.   In fact, the employees enjoyed the program enough to decide to create their own network and share it with the public. In August of 2003,the employees launched the social network service MySpace. Within six months of the MySpace launch, the service reported over 20 million members.
Facebook is the largest social media networking system. It is a   social networking service and website launched in February 2004.   As of April 2012, Facebook has more than 900 million active users.[6] Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile.. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the website.
It is difficult to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read a newspaper without some sort of mention of social networks. New friendships, partnerships, and even relationships are formed from the networking freedom provided by social network services. Social network services provide conventional means of communication such as email, chat, blogs, and phone and video conferencing.   Universities and school systems are now allowing professors and teachers to utilize social network services to communicate with their students, prompting a more familiar and personable relationship.
Many social networking sites are free to use, while others charge only a...


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