Global Social Networking Trends

Global Social Networking Trends

Article by kaiz

Never in the history of mankind there was an opportunity for individuals to be connected and communicate in such a dynamic fashion. There are many benefits of this new way of communicating. This new media has allowed individuals chances to speak with people from across the world, and learn information that they weren’t aware of. However, one of the top resources within the New Media movement is social networking sites.

Social networking sites were created to allow individuals to communicate with others who share similar interests/activities, or information or friends. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.

At present the count of active members in the popular social networks has increased a lot when compared to the past year. Social networking has become something more interesting and useful. Many people use social networking sites on a daily basis.

Social network visits increased 82% year-over-year and the average time spent per person at such sites increased by 67% year-over-year in May 2009.

The earliest social networking site was classmates.com which was established in 1995. It introduced the concept of user profiles and of short messages sent and received by friends on the website. The basic purpose was to keep in touch with old friends. Sixdegrees.com came in 1997, and is considered to be the first social networking website to have all features in one complete package.

But now there are so many social networking sites evolved today. Among them the top are Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Linked In, Friendster, Tagged, Orkut and so many.

In USA top social networking sites are MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Bebo so on.

In UK top social networking sites are Bebo, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter so on.

In India top social networking sites are Orkut, Facebook, MySpace, Linked In, Twitter so on.

In most of the countries Facebook, MySpace, Twitter are popular and are used by most of the people.

The main trend changes in today’s social networks:

The Mobile Social Networking: Mobile social networks are in fashion especially with the rise of the iPhone. Facebook is a leader in mobile social networks. Since social networks are started in the online space, social networking software has been developed.

Instant messaging software is now available for the mobile phone users. And this instant messaging is welcomed by the public. Most of the popular social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Orkut have developed social networking software for mobile phones. Hence without doubt, the social networking software for the mobile phones will be a great trend of this year.

Social Networking for Business: Now a day, Social networking is commonly used for business, like promoting business on social networking. Classified sites like adsglobe allows its users to update their social network profiles on various social networking sites automatically on posting an ad opening door for the social ads.

Social Networks for Older Generation: Another interesting fact was the growth of older generation users. 2 to 3 years back social networks was considered a marketing tool for the young generation but with the growth of the LinkedIns, Xings of the world, there has been a major shift. Facebook serves as a good example, it added twice as many 50-64 year olds visitors (13.6 million) than under 18s (7.3 million).

Social shopping is also becoming popular as online shoppers are sharing their ideas, opinions and reviews with fellow shoppers in sites like DealsGlobe.com

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