Friday, December 07, 2007

Social Network Sites: History & Scholarship

An interesting journal article:

Abstract

"Social network sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers intrigued by their affordances and reach. This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena. In this introductory article, we describe features of SNSs and propose a comprehensive definition. We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. After briefly summarizing existing scholarship concerning SNSs, we discuss the articles in this special section and conclude with considerations for future research."

The paper includes a timeline of Social Network Sites (SNS's)

SNStimeline.jpg

1 comment:

sally said...

hello..

I apologies for pointing it out. The flash images which you have put at the right top corner really distracts readers.

SN sites are getting lot of attention agree and many are doing research on it. And people are opting for SN sites on mobile I access Facebook through MoDazzle, quite innovative technology.

sally
http://modazzle.com/cms/userLogin.html?channel=CM&camp=mobilenetc