Just for a Just how well do you recall your childhood? Do you remember the total freedom? You could shamelessly put your underwear on your head and strut around your house as a power ranger. Your classes in school included “coloring’ and ‘nap time’. You were ignorant and you were happy. There was a dark side to childhood however, and it served as a constant taint on the most important aspect of our lives: our social lives. For too long we actually had to be face to face with a person to be ‘socializing’ with them. Now we are older, we are wiser, and we have a much more reasonable alternative – social networking sites.
I must admit my introduction to the social networking scene came late in life. Throughout middle school and much of high school I was perfectly happy using the Internet only as an information-gathering tool, perhaps connecting to friends once in a while to play video games. But then, one fateful day, I received an amazing email.
”You have a new friend request!”
I was intrigued. I clicked the link and was instantly transported to a world that was so strange, yet familiar. It was like real life, only better. It was MySpace. The girl who sent me the invite, NaDiA-x-LoVe, seemed like a great gal. In her “about me” blurb, she said “Hey, people call my nickname ‘Hot Stuff’. My friends I love and they tell me i rock. I don’t know about that, but I guess they know best right. Anyway, I think I rock maybe you can know me and know too”. Oh Nadia, you tease me with your silken tongue, of course I’ll be your friend.
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MySpace was like a giant house with millions of rooms. Each one belonged to one person who got to decorate the place, usually with pictures of themselves or their cats. Many a teenage girl has perfected the art of pouting their lips and taking a picture at arms length. The house even had its own creepy stalker, who seemed to be everywhere at once. His name was Tom. I think he must have been very lonely, since he added.
Not surprisingly, that one of the stages of Internet development was the creation of social networks. Humans are social creatures. The root of all success from social networking sites is based on a need to connect and expand connections. That’s why such sites as Facebook and Myspace have been widely developed. People got a new way to communicate. Social networks allow people to expand their connections around interests. It helps us all stay more connected to family, friends and the world around us. The Internet has made our world smaller by making us aware of other cultures far beyond our own towns, cities and countries.
Each person has a specific set of relationships with other people – “social graph”. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, said:”We try to map all these relations that people have“. Mark tried to create the ultimate relationship engine. People liked his idea. They moved to a new level of social communicating. The Internet has become part of everyday life. The same words can be said about MySpace. The main idea was to bring aspects of real life in the virtual environment. And it worked. Page of each MySpace user reminded the room. You could choose a design, color, and background music. You express yourself.
People love to share their opinion. I think there is a deeply rooted need among humans to share, whether it is information or opinions. Social networks appeal to the altruistic side of people by allowing them to share their connection and introduce friends to other friends. Zuckerberg had big ambitions. New features of Facebook involved more aspects of life: people within Facebook could group into communities with common interests, share music, videos, and photos. Virtual bulletin boards, newsgroups are appeared inside the Facebook. Social networking has become a place where you can discuss the latest news, events, music, and movies with other people. In this case, you can even don’t know them personally.
Chapter 1 anomie Emile Durkheim's designation for a condition in which social control becomes ineffective as a result of the loss of shared values and of a sense of purpose in society. conflict perspectives the sociological approach that views groups in society as engaged in a continuous power struggle for control of scarce resources. functionalist perspectives the sociological approach that views ...
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