Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What Is A Blog Or Social Network Really?

What is a blog or social network really? What are they for? Since the dawn of the information age has come to blossom, the Internet world has blossomed as well.

The connectability and reaching out for new and unique social settings and situations have spawned an influx of interesting and viable resources for information sharing and socialization. The social network scenario has come to a momentous explosion, with every viable type of interest, hobby, business, and group represented. The socialization and searchability of the Internet, (thanks in a major way to Google) has become fun, entertaining, informative, and interactive.

People from every walk of life are exchanging knowledge and information. They are having fun in the process with the different forums for social networking. The games, chats, groups, networks, and topics are limitless.

The definition of a blog is really just an online diary of sorts, a shared journal of whatever the author finds interesting and worthy of sharing. The postings usually sit in chronological order or reverse chronological order. Typically updated daily or weekly, the blog entries reflect a particular topic, the personality of the author, and possibly what they are passionate about.

A blog is a social network in itself, maybe far removed from your contacts more so than a static website oriented toward a group gathering, but still a social network of blogs and bloggers in itself.

Now, a social network includes sometimes a sub set of blogs, hosted on the social network site, blogger groups, and then a variety of other groups, networks, people, topics, graphics, profiles, and fun.

A Social Network is defined as any website that allows multiple users to publish content themselves. The information may be on any subject and seen by potential friends, mates, group members, employers, or employees.

Creation of your profile at various social network sites is your stamp or first contribution to any social network. Exchanging public and private messages, list groups they are connected to, and make friends in a variety of ways. Commenting on others submissions is a great way to interact in the social network world.

The core topics and who the social network draws to its site are key to choosing if that site is for you. Most of the social networks around are free to join and become a member of. This will allow you the freedom to get to know a site and see if it is for you or not. Get connected on the Internet and enjoy.

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