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Social Networks. Chapter 4: Designing for collaboration and communication. What are they?. Social networking refers to a category of Internet applications to help connect friends, business partners, or other individuals together using a variety of tools. . Classmates.com.

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Social Networks

Chapter 4:

Designing for collaboration and communication


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What are they?

Social networking refers to a category of Internet applications to help connect

  • friends,

  • business partners, or

  • other individuals together

    using a variety of tools.


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Classmates.com

  • The first social networking website was Classmates.com, which began in 1995.

  • Other sites followed, including SixDegrees.com, which began in 1997.

  • The first social networking website was Classmates.com, which began in 1995.

  • Other sites followed, including SixDegrees.com, which began in 1997.


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Circle of Friends

  • In 2003, social networking sites Friendster, tribe.net and LinkedIn started business.

  • Now there are over 200 social networking sites, with MySpace.com being the most popular.


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MySpace.com

  • According to Alexa, MySpace.com is the world's fourth most popular English-language website and the fifth most popular in the world.

    • Note that this is based on exceptionally intense usage by a relatively limited number of visitors.

  • MySpace has 250 employees and projects a 2006 revenue of $20 Million.


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Dear CWU faculty,

I work for an employment placement agency, Total Employment and

Management. We have been contracted to find three computer savvy

students to work the Gorge this weekend.

Would you mind announcing this job opportunity in your classes?

The dates are 26 - 28th for the Sasquatch Festival. The job description is for an Information Specialist. The pay rate is $8.50/hour. It would be approximately 12 hours of work per day. The duties include possessing excellent knowledge of the website MySpace.com and the ability to distribute fliers.

Since these dates are rapidly approaching please have them call today or tomorrow. A completed application will be necessary and is available at the Ellensburg WorkSource office.

Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

Lisa Elliott

Account Coordinator, T.E.A.M.

412 N. Main, WorkSource office, Ellensburg

Cell: 509-899-1710


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Future?

  • Social networking is now seen as a vital component of internet strategy

    • Google has its own social network called orkut, launched in 2004.

      • orkut is invitation-only: users must be invited to join the community by someone already there.

    • in March 2005 Yahoo launched Yahoo 360

    • in July 2005 News Corporation bought MySpace


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