Social NetworksABSTRACTTitle : Social NetworkSocial network websites (SNS), such asMyspace.com or Facebook.com, enableindividuals to represent their social networksin a computer-mediated context. While theexact value and meaning of the socialconnections represented in online socialnetworksis variable (Donath, 2004), there are distinctconnections between the social networksrepresented in a computer-mediated contextand the real world (Lampe, 2006). In thefollowing analysis, types of informationdisclosed in social network websites areanalyzed. Three indices of social networkinformation – identity information, presenceinformation and preference information –are developed, and the relationshipsbetweenthe disclosure of information type andinformation volume are explored. While allthreeindices have significant explanatory power,identity information has the strongest effecton information sharing volume, whilepreference information has the greatestexplanatorypowerIntroductionOf the many narratives exploring useand outcomes of social network websites,perhapsthe most common explores thepublic sharing of personal identityinformation. Over thepast four years, socialnetwork websites (SNS) have achievedstrong market penetrationwith a wide rangeof participants (Lenhart, 2007). While broadage ranges arerepresented in these sites,such as Myspace.com and Facebook.com,youth sharingbehaviors remain one of themain points of concern as we examine andattempt tounderstand the popularity ofsocial network websites.Social network sitesare inherently identity-centric. On a socialnetwork website, theindividual serves as thecore “social object,” around which the siteorients. Commonactivities, such as theaddition of friends, the posting of messagesto the wall, or thepublishing of photos canall be thought of as “identity transactions.”These identitytransactions, generally carriedout in public, shape the representation ofthe individual’sidentity as presented in theparticular social network website. Inessence, the shaping ofthe individual
identity is directly tied to outcomes from useof the site.Object : A social network service focuses on thebuilding and verifying of online social networksfor communities of people who share interestsand activities, or who are interested inexploring the interests and activities of others,and which necessitates the use of software.Most services are primarily web based andprovide a collection of various ways for users tointeract, such as messaging, queries, Advicesand file uploading.Existing System:Existing System is having Message Sending,Invite the friends, Communities andPhotoAlubums. But this system didn’t havingfile attachment feature. This the drawback ofthe existing system.Proposed System :In the proposed system Message sending, Invitethe friends,Communities,PhotoAlbums and alsofile attachments(which is the drawback in theexisting system) are the main features.Business Applications :Social networks connect people at low cost; thiscan be beneficial for entrepreneurs and Smallbusinesses looking to expand their contractbase. These networks often act as a customerrelationship management tool for companiesselling products and services. Companies canalso use social networks for advertising in theform of banners and text ads. Since businessesoperate blobally,social networks can make iteasier to keep in touch with contacts aroundthe world.Social networks for social good :Several websites are beginning to tap into thepower of the social networking model for socialgood. Such models may be highly successful forconnecting otherwise fragmented industriesand small organizations without the resourcesto reach a broader audience with interestedand passionate users.The newly designed system mainly aims at thefollowing tasks:-* Automate the communication between thefriends.* Edit the profile as well as photos.* User Invite the friends, receivers receive thisinvitation and also having the options like “yes’,‘No’. If receiver clicks on the option ‘yes’ thensender is add into community. Else no.* Show Communities (All his invited friends) listwith profiles.* Upload photo albums. And fileAttachments(Upload the his profile in worddocument)SCOPE OF THE PROJECTThis web application cum automation systemhas been developed to be implemented as afollow up system for current existing system.This project would automate the operations ofthe social networking and would retain thepresent functionality available in the currentsystem. The specific purpose of this system is togather and process information about differentprojects. And get the status from correspondingusers in the community.Features:1. Messages: This application provides the
message passing between friends throughonline. So communication facility is easythrough this application.2. Edit Profile : End users will modify and uploadthe photos3. Invite the friends: End users send theinvitation request to his/her friends. After loginthe corresponding user he will see the invitationrequest and two text boxes (Yes, No).If userclicks on the “Yes” then that user is added intocommunity else otherwise that user is justignored.4. Communities: In the communities section allthe friends of end users will show with photosand names. If end user clicks on a particularphoto then it will show the details of thatparticular user.5. File Attachments: This module is an addedadvantage of this application. Because in thismodule dynamically create one folder andupload the personal documents to that folder.This folder is having personal documents of aparticular user.ReferencesBumgarner, B. (2006). You have beenpoked: Exploring the uses and gratificationsoffacebook among emerging adults. SeniorHonors Thesis, University of North CarolinaatChapel Hill.Donath, J. and danahboyd (2004).Public displays of connection. BTTechnologyJournal, 22(4):71–82.boyd, d. (2006). Friends, friendsters and top8: Writing community into being in socialnetwork sites. First Monday, 11(12).Ellison, N., Steinfeld, C., and Lampe, C.(2006). Spatially bounded online socialnetworks and social capital: The role offacebook. In Proceedings of ICA 2006.Goffman, E. The Presentation of Self inEveryday Life. Doubleday, New York, NY,1959.Gross, R. and Acquisti, A. (2005).Information revelation and privacy in onlinesocialnetworks. In Proceedings of WPES 2005.