News tagged with social networking sites
Scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust have found a direct link between the number of 'Facebook friends' a person has and the size of particular brain regions. In a study published today, researchers at University College ...
Neuroscience Oct 18, 2011 | 1.8 / 5 (25) | 9 |
Nursing professor Elizabeth Dowdell, of Villanova University has reported in an interview with a CBS news affiliate in Philadelphia, that she has discovered a new phenomena she calls "sleep texting." She says it's just like ...
Health Feb 18, 2013 | 2.9 / 5 (7) | 4 |
People love social networks. That's the obvious conclusion from Facebook's 900 million active users and its current standing as one of the most visited sites on the web, second only to Google. New research from the University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 26, 2012 | 2 / 5 (3) | 0
Social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube can be powerful platforms to deliver and receive healthcare information, especially for patients and caregivers who are increasingly going online to connect and share experiences ...
Health Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
People worried about the amount of time they spend online are invited to take part in a study about internet addiction.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—With adolescents seemingly glued to cell phones and social networking websites, experts are investigating whether the near-constant digital activity changes youths' development.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using Twitter can help you achieve a healthy weight. A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has found that using Twitter, the popular information network ...
Health Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Time spent on social networking sites comes at the expense of other activities – including physical activity, new research by the University of Ulster has revealed.
Overweight and Obesity Sep 11, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
People visit social networking sites such as Facebook for many reasons, including the positive emotional experience that people enjoy and want to repeat, according to an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, an ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 07, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
German pediatricians have warned new parents against obtaining breast milk to feed their babies via social networking sites such as Facebook, cautioning the milk could be harmful.
Pediatrics Oct 16, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Social network service
A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.
Social networking has encouraged new ways to communicate and share information. Social networking websites are being used regularly by millions of people.
While it could be said that email and websites have most of the essential elements of social network services, the idea of proprietary encapsulated services has gained popular uptake recently.
The main types of social networking services are those which contain category divisions (such as former school-year or classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages) and a recommendation system linked to trust. Popular methods now combine many of these, with Facebook widely used worldwide; MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn being the most widely used in North America; Nexopia (mostly in Canada); Bebo, Hi5, StudiVZ (mostly in Germany), Decayenne, Tagged, XING;, Badoo and Skyrock in parts of Europe; Orkut and Hi5 in South America and Central America; and Friendster, Multiply, Orkut, Wretch, Xiaonei and Cyworld in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
There have been some attempts to standardize these services to avoid the need to duplicate entries of friends and interests (see the FOAF standard and the Open Source Initiative), but this has led to some concerns about privacy.
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