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Social network sites

A platform to buildsocial networks orsocial relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.

More information: Wikipedia social network service.

Popular sites

  • Google+ (500 million registered users) enables users to organize people into groups for sharing across various Google products and services (Wikipedia).
  • Twitter (500 million users) is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets" (Wikipedia).
  • Tribe of Noise  is a music community based in the Netherlands, that connects artists, fans and professionals. The music is uploaded by independent artists under Creative Commons 3.0. 20.000 artists from 170 different countries.
  • MySpace Well known by the (sometimes 'illegal') music on the site. You may find a lot of profiles and music of famous and not yet famous bands and artists. (Wikipedia).

Social Gaming

Social gaming stands for playing games on the internet with others, for example cardgames, board games (Wordfeud), role-playing games (World of Warcraft) and alternate reality games. Social network games as Angry Birds, Farmville en Pet Party are played with your friends and  acquaintances in your social network. More information:


Online chatting

Online chatting is communicating by typing and sending text to an other by two or more users of the internet
You may chat on your social network site or with a special chat program.

  • ICQ (special program)


Skype allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and by instant messaging over the Internet.

Online dating

It is possible to find a serious relationship by using internet dating sites. There are special sites for different groups such as young singles, older people and people with higher education. You may also use some social network sites to find contacts. More information:

Rules or etiquette on the internet:

  • Don't use vulgar or obscene language.
  • Don't post or reference sexually explicit images or other offensive content.
  • Don't use racially or ethnically offensive language.
  • Don't discuss or incite illegal activity, such as how to build a bomb, counterfeit money, etc.
  • Don't disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly or inputting large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, etc.
  • Don't harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to a chat participant that is unwanted.
  • Flooding, or filling the chat window with lots of messages, prevents other chatters from being able to participate in the conversation.
  • The same is true for executing emotions. Although generating all of that pink text is lots of fun, you can have too much of a good thing.
  • Go easy on the emotions to allow other users to interact in the room.
  • BY THE SAME TOKEN, AVOID USING ALL CAPS. It is the virtual equivalent of shouting and should be done sparingly.