A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes”, which are connected by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
Time flies quickly, a few years ago people tend to communicate using wired gadgets such as telephones or ham radios. Today, the internet has reshaped our world beyond our imagination.
Part of the ever growing popularity of the World Wide Web as a new means of communication is the advent of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, Skype, YouTube, yahoo etc. These are proprietary websites that can be used by common people to post personal profiles, pictures, videos, music as well as share important messages in the field of education.
Many people consider these sites as a work of the devil. It could be. However, one must realize that anything can become good or bad depending on the person’s intentions. Social networking sites has shaped our world whether we like it or not and it will become an indispensable tool if it’s used for good purposes.