Veechaar-The Insight:A blog on Web2.0,Technology,Internet

February 17, 2010

How social networking has changed the digital world

Human being is a ‘social animal’.They always have herd tendency.So Socialization is an inborn characteristic of human being.
We also have another herd tendency to get bored after following the same pattern for some time.(Though we keep following that pattern because others still following the pattern .This way everybody lives patternized life and no one dare to break the pattern. )That is the beauty to be the part of the herd.That is why people will get bored with social networking site after using for some time.

But the question is not about you and me. People who have not tasted the taste yet will keep on tasting the delicacy of socialization in digital world.I mean 10-25 age group. That age group is the driving force behind this social phenomenon. In fact this age group is behind the success of Facebook,twitter and other social networking sites.
Social ‘platform’
Social networking is just not confined to ‘dating’ anymore. It has evolved with time and need. Now it has became the ‘Social sharing and expression platform’.
Iran,26/11,Death of MJ was enough to support that it is replacing age-old media.
Now end-user has become the contributor of the news .All big news papers are now focusing more on social media after going through the bad phase in recession.New York times has opened their content to be used by others through their API.
Moreover social networking sites are evolving and just not confined to make people find their ‘dating partner’.Eg.Facebook is not just social networking site. It is transforming itself into a development platform. Success of Facebook applications is surpassing the success of Facebook .Farmville and Mafiawar is the example.

Real time search
‘Status update’ has given rise to a new realm in digital world-
‘Real time search’ .This was the major reason behind the launch of Google buzz.Google was Desperate to make their presence felt in real-time search.

Changing technological landscape
Recently Facebook has released hiphop to make PHP faster.This way Face book has done a lot to make PHP a robust and secure language.
Similarly twitter has helped RoR (Ruby On Rails) to get some focus.
Success of PHP and RoR handed down technology in the hand of masses and ultimately promoted entrepreneurship.

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4 Comments »

  1. Social networking is not the only mean of becoming social. It is spoiling direct contacts.

    Comment by social networking design — February 18, 2010 @ 8:07 am

  2. Yeah you are right.To some extent it is breaking the direct contacts.

    Comment by The Insight — March 20, 2010 @ 6:01 am

  3. Yeah you are right.but nowadays Social networking has become very important though direct contacts are really good.

    Comment by The Insight — March 22, 2010 @ 10:10 am

  4. makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

    Comment by stacy — December 1, 2010 @ 8:14 pm


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