***This is another Journal Entry I wrote for a Communications course that was writing intensive: CT 201-Understanding Media.

Journal Entry #7 October 21 2009 

     Social network sites (SNS) such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and

Bebo have attracted millions of users that have integrated these sites

into their daily regime. The increasingly popular internet community

attract users based on common language or shared racial, sexual,

religious, or nationality-based identities. While most sites support the

maintenance of pre-existing networks, others help strangers connect

based on shared interests, political views, or activities. The youth has

much to say, and social networking sites such as Myspace, Twitter, and

Friendsters that offer blogging (web logs) have made it possible for the

average individual to send interpersonal messages in the world wide

web to express themselves and for some even have the

“subscribers” (people who read your blogs once it’s published.)  An

attractive feature of SNS is the ability of the user to assert his/ her

identity by modeling their own homepages, and writing about

themselves in any manner.  Social networking sites allow the

impossible to become plausible—making average individuals into

writers, musicians, and designers.

 Sources: Boyd, Danah. Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship School of Information .University of California-Berkeley.

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