Social Web


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Social Web

  1. 1. Table of Contents • What is the Social Web • Different Forms of Social Web • The Growth of Social Networking • Social Networking Usage
  2. 2. On a broad level the Social web is an online community of people who are socializing with each other through a web site. There are many different types of social networking sites available to us on the web.
  3. 3. What is the Social Web?
  4. 4. The Growth of Social Networking 0 50,000,000 100,000,000 150,000,000 200,000,000 250,000,000 300,000,000 350,000,000 400,000,000 450,000,000 Dec-04 Mar-05 Jun-05 Sep-05 Dec-05 Mar-06 Jun-06 Sep-06 Dec-06 Mar-07 Jun-07 Sep-07 Dec-07 Mar-08 Jun-08 Sep-08 Dec-08 Mar-09 Jun-09 Sep-09 Dec-09 Facebook Active User Growth Active Users  Facebook is one of the fastest growing social sites.
  5. 5. The Growth of Social Networking
  6. 6. Social Networking Usage
  7. 7. Comscore, (2010) Social Networking Ranks as Fastest-Growing Mobile Content Category Growing_Mobile_Content_Category/(language)/eng-US Epic. (2010). New Social Networking Poll Released, Kids Privacy Campaign Launched. Retrieved from the Epic Website: Epic. (2010). Epic to Urge Congress to Strengthen Privacy Laws for Facebook Users. Retrieved from the Epic Website: Forrester. (2009). The Future of the Social Web Portable Ids Catalyze A Power Shift to Consumers. Retrieved from the Forrester Website: Gigaom. (2010). SXSW: Is Privacy on the Social Web a Technical Problem? Retrieved from the Gigaom Website: Pingdom. (2010). Study: Ages of Social Network Users. Retrieved from the Pingdom Website: References