Thing 9: Exploring social networking


Social Networking has been part of our lives for a long time now albeit in formats that we might not have regarded in the past as social networks as we see and recognise them today. The idea of social networking was promulgated with the advent of Facebook. I remember a time when I was a member of sites such as Hi5, which slowly had to succumb to the strength of other networks such as Facebook. What made Facebook so much more enticing to the general public was the fact that it was not simply aimed at sharing publicly occurrences in one’s life but also a strong platform from which businesses and organisations could reach out to their clientele and customers. Thus we saw the rise of a platform from which people interacted not simply for the sake of interacting but as a means to further their interests.

Some people are…

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