century is the world of the Internet
. We connect
through the Internet
. Social networking sites (SNSs) help
us to connect to our relatives, friends, colleagues, and even strangers far away from us.
about other people, their interests, their work,
etc. through social networking sites
. These sites have become very common among individuals of all ages
. Today, there are SNSs
that have influenced modern human lives in many aspects. These sites have their own pros and cons.The
first SNS was SixDegrees.com,
which was launched in 1997. Some of the most commonly used
SNSs today are: Facebook, Google Plus
, Twitter, Flickr, Bebo, MySpace, Meetup, Meetme, Orkut. Users can
create profiles, add interests, add photographs, add friends, and more
friends can be relatives, colleagues, or even strangers. Friends can be added from anywhere in the world.
common among children, teenagers
, adults, and also among old people. It is a very common pastime,
and the most convenient means of connecting with people whom we can't meet in person or connect with by phone
. We can use SNSs to
video chat, voice chat, or do video conferencing with friends added to our 'friends list'
. This is the most important feature provided by such sites. Even jobs can be searched for
on these sites; Linkedin is one such professional networking site of this type
. There are SNSs for dogs and cats also, called
Dogster and Catster respectively. Their profiles are managed by their owners.
SNSs sites are extensively used by youth, not only by college and school-going kids, but also by people working in offices
. It wastes
valuable time which was
intended for productive work. These sites are blocked in many
offices and in
schools and colleges, but there are various proxy servers which can be used to access these sites. These sites are also involved in cybercrime
Technology has its
own advantages and disadvantages. Thus, these sites can be
the gift of science and technology
, if used with great care.
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