Thursday, November 12, 2009
I thought it was kind of cool taking a look at the evolution of these social networking sites. A different way of looking at it is that you are developing relationships with people in your extended network rather than total strangers. I thought that the problems that Friendster encountered were great to learn from moving forward for SNS's. The issue and main concern that has been resolved is the privacy, security, and the trust the public has in these sites. Sites like MySpace and Facebook have done the job right by learning from past failures. What MySpace did correctly was respond to customer demand and create a free way for people to network. Why in the world would anyone pay for something when there is an almost identical product for free?