Popularity of Social networking sites: The reasons and how to exploit for good purposes

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Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn…some of the most common names in our everyday life, but what leads to the success of the social networking sites that attracts hundreds of millions of users worldwide?

The answer is simple. People like to communicate with each other, so when somebody is allowed to follow Lady Gaga or search for high school friends, most people will fall for the trap and so Facebook alone has a billion users.

When we stumble upon a new picture or video of our favorite celebrity or cannot wait to upload the latest picture with the pet dog, it makes one thing clear, social networking sites have become a part of our everyday life, as we are becoming more dependent on technology, the importance of sites like Facebook is getting more obvious. Sometime, peer pressure can act in this case. The trend of being ‘cool’ if one has a latest gadget or use more technology compared to others will mean that the less technologically dependant person will gradually yield to the mental pressure and slowly, everyone will be using that gadget or technology in few days.

What are the good outcomes of this tech culture? How can we use this trend to the benefit of the society?

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First advantage is education. With the global popularity of micro blogging and social media site Twitter, it can mean that the ‘Conversation’ feature can be used after class among students as well as teachers to instruct, guide, discuss and inform. The ‘hash tag’ feature can be quite useful as it can be used to discuss any important topic, submit homework by using special hash tags such as: computer homework about web design can be given hash tag #ICTCSSTWO that can only be understood by teachers and students. Students and teachers can discuss on upcoming issues anytime such as holiday tour ...

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