***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.