5 set 2023 · The Social Network ci ha raccontato un lato oscuro del mondo imprenditoriale. Noi oggi lo ripercorriamo qui, con 10 titoli!
- The online experience
- Early pioneers
- 21st-century social networks
social network, in computers, an online community of individuals who exchange messages, share information, and, in some cases, cooperate on joint activities. Social networking and social media are overlapping concepts, but social networking is usually understood as users building communities among themselves while social media is more about using s...
Eschewing the anonymity that had previously been typical of the online experience, billions of people have flocked to social networking sites where members create and maintain personal profiles that they link with those of other members. The resulting network of “friends” or “contacts” who have similar interests, business goals, or academic courses...
The earliest online social networks appeared almost as soon as the technology could support them. E-mail and chat programs debuted in the early 1970s, but persistent communities did not surface until the creation of USENET in 1979. USENET began as a messaging system between Duke University and the University of North Carolina, but it rapidly expand...
The first companies to create social networks based on Web technology were Classmates.com and SixDegrees.com. Classmates.com, founded in 1995, used an aggressive pop-up advertising campaign to draw Web surfers to its site. It based its social network on the existing connection between members of high school and college graduating classes, armed ser...
Others were quick to see the potential for such a site, and Friendster was launched in 2002 with the initial goal of competing with popular subscription-fee-based dating services such as Match.com. It deviated from this mission fairly early on, and it soon became a meeting place for post-“bubble” Internet tastemakers. The site’s servers proved incapable of handling the resulting spike in traffic, however, and members were faced with frequent shutdowns. Members were further alienated when the site actively began to close down so-called “fakesters” or “pretendsters.” While many of these were little more than practical jokes (profiles for Jesus Christ or the Star Wars character Chewbacca), some, such as universities or cities, were helpful identifiers within a friends list. Once again, there was a void in the social networking Web, and MySpace was quick to fill it.
Whereas Friendster, as part of its mission as a dating site, initially appealed to an older crowd, MySpace actively sought a younger demographic from its inception in 2003. It quickly became a venue for rock bands to connect with fans and to debut new material. Unlike Friendster, MySpace had the infrastructure to support its explosive growth, and members joined by the millions. In 2005 MySpace was purchased by News Corporation Ltd. (the media-holding company founded by the Australian entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch), and the site’s higher profile caused it to draw scrutiny from legal authorities who were concerned about improper interactions between adults and the site’s massive population of minors.
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The spectre of online predators did little to diminish MySpace’s membership (which reached 70 million active monthly users in 2007), but it did open the door for other social networking sites to seize some of its momentum. Facebook took the Classmates.com formula and turned it on its head, with a network that was initially open only to students at universities. After its 2004 launch by founders Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes at Harvard University, Facebook at first was an academically oriented alternative to MySpace, but in 2006 it opened the service to anyone over 13 and surpassed MySpace as the most popular social network in 2008.
In the early 2020s, Facebook was the most popular social network in the world with three billion users. Meta Platforms, the name of Facebook’s parent company that reflected an emphasis on the “metaverse,” where users interact in virtual reality environments, also owned the popular photo- and video-sharing network Instagram and the instant-messaging services WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Other widely used social networks included YouTube for sharing videos, Snapchat for temporary sharing of videos and images, and Telegram for instant messaging. China was home to several of the world’s most popular social networks, such as the instant messaging services Weixin (WeChat outside China) and Tencent QQ, and the short-video-sharing service Douyin (TikTok outside China).
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1 giorno fa · In 2019, Merriam-Webster defined social media as "forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos)."
19 ore fa · A social networking service or SNS (sometimes called a social networking site) is a type of online social media platform which people use to build social networks or social relationships with other people who share similar personal or career content, interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.