Have you ever wanted to find old friends or meet new ones? Do you want to network with others that have the same interests as you do? Would you like your own web page to do all of this on? If your answer to these is yes read on.
The places to go to do these things are social networking websites. According to Edmund Heery and Mike Noon(2009) Social networking websites (such as Facebook and MySpace) provide individuals with an opportunity to share details about themselves on personal WebPages and interact with others through cyberspace. Which means that if I am your friend, and you have other friends I am able to speak with them to. I also can talk with their friends and so on and so forth.
There are many benefits to these websites but they also have problems. There is limited security on these sites and they are not regulated. Social networking websites must be better regulated. The need for this is enormous so that people do not become victims.
Social networking websites are becoming more popular everyday. There are many different sites to choose from each having there own special features. The most popular sites are Myspace, Facebook, and Bebo. First Myspace with over 253 million users, then Facebook with 140 million and Bebo with 40 million, and these numbers are always on the rise.
The way to get started on one of these many sites is by setting up an account. It is easy to do they tell you exactly what you need to do. Once you have set up an account you begin to personalize your web page, which there are many links to help you along the way and if you get lost you can always use a search engine to help you find your way. You can do this in a variety of ways with; pictures, music, backgrounds, videos, blogs, moods, comments, you can even get a pet.
So now you have your web page set up now what you ask. Now you begin to network. You can do this several ways; one is by emailing you can either do this through the site or you can invite others with...