IT Innovation: How can innovative Web applications help build up on-line communities? A case study on Facebook
A social contact website is mainly used to find and meet new people .But Facebook does not only help you to find new friends, it also help you to contact with your old friends that you have already lost his/her contact at the same time. It also provides many different kinds of applications for you to interact with your friends and have fun .The applications are easy to use and therefore everyone can use it without facing any difficulties.
ll. BACKGROUND OF WEB SYSTEM AND FACEBOOK
Background of web system
Web information system means web construction and web application that apply internet web technologies to transfer information and service, to users or other information systems.
In addition ,the key success factors of a good web system includes (1)proper specification of system functionality (2)ease-of-use compatibility with a variety of browsers (3)security and (4)system achievement and scalability.[ Elfriede Dustin et al., 2001]
Background of Facebook
Facebook is a social networking website which was launched on February 4, 2004. It is privately owned and run by Facebook, Inc.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.He introduced Facebook while he was a student at Harvard University. The website's name refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of a campus community that some US colleges give to incoming students and staff to get to know other people on campus.
The enrollment of Facebook was initially only given to Harvard students, but was extended to other universities. It then extended further to comprise any graduate school student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged above 13. The website currently has more than 100 million animated users all around the world. [Wikipedia, Sept 14, 2008]
Meaning of Web Application
Web Application is a particular functionality-oriented component. Web...