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© 2015, IJARCSMS All Rights Reserved 177 | P a g e ISSN: 2321-7782 (Online) Volume 3, Issue 5, May 2015 International Journal of Advance Research in Computer Science and Management Studies Research Article / Survey Paper / Case Study Available online at: www.ijarcsms.com Impacts of Social Networks: A Comprehensive Study on Positive and Negative Effects on Different Age Groups in a Society Anurag Sarkar 1 Department of Computer Science St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata – India Prof. Shalabh Agarwal 2 Department of Computer Science St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata – India Abir Ghosh 3 Department of Computer Science St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata – India Dr. Asoke Nath 4 Department of Computer Science St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata – India Abstract: Social Networks have undergone an intense evolution in recent years. Such networks provide an extremely suitable space to instantly share text or multimedia information between two persons or their neighbours in the social graph. Social networks give us a powerful reflection of the structure and dynamics of the society of the 21st century and the interaction of the Internet generation with both technology and various other people. Indeed, the dramatic growth of social multimedia and user generated content is revolutionising all phases of the content value chain including production, processing, distribution and consumption. It also originated and brought to the multimedia sector a new underestimated and now critical aspect of science and technology: social interaction and networking. The social area networks have both merits and demerits. In the present paper, the authors have tried to explore both merits and demerits of social networks. Keywords: multimedia, social networks, internet, Facebook, Twitter, Blog I. I NTRODUCTION A social network can be defined as a platform to build social relations among people who share interests, backgrounds or connections in real life or participate in similar activities. A typical social networking site consists of a representation of each user (referred to as a profile), the social links of that user to other users and various additional services. Such social networking sites are web-based services that allow their users to create a public profile and connect to a set of users with whom they can share different kinds of information. According to Boyd and Ellison's (2007) article, "Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life", social networking sites share a diverse array of technical features that allow individuals to: create a public or semi-public profile, define a list of other users that they share a connection with, and examine their list of connections within the system. The most basic of these are visible profiles with a list of "friends" who are also users of the site. Typical services provided by social networking sites include instant messaging, sharing of photos and videos, and blogging among others. Social networks can be both category-specific with users connecting with a particular goal
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