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Social Websites

Overview#

Social Websites or Social Networking Service, is a platform to build Social network among persons who share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

Social Websites have reduced the frictions of the formation and interactions of Social network by reducing the time, distance and difficulty of interaction; just as the World Wide Web has done for business.

A Social Websites consists of a Social Identity, his or her social Relationship, and a variety of additional services.

Social Websites are typically websites that allow individuals to create a Digital Identity, to create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system.

Social Websites often provide Social Login as an Identity Provider (IDP) (Social Identity Provider) to Relying Parties

Social Websites have many smaller Social networks within them.

Well Know #

Popular methods now combine many of these, with American-based services such as:

Widely used worldwide

  • Nexopia in Canada;
  • Badoo
  • Bebo
  • Vkontakte (Russia)
  • Delphi, Draugiem.lv (Latvia)
  • Hyves (The Netherlands)
  • iWiW Hungary)
  • Nasza-Klasa (Poland)
  • Soup (Austria)
  • Glocals in Switzerland
  • Skyrock
  • The Sphere
  • StudiVZ (Germany)
  • Tagged
  • Tuenti (mostly in Spain)
  • Myspace
  • Xanga and XING in parts of Europe
  • Hi5 and Orkut in South America and Central America
  • Mxit in Africa
  • Cyworld, Mixi, Orkut, Renren, Friendster, Sina Weibo and Wretch in Asia and the Pacific Islands.

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