Mix things in SNS to make the social cohesion

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2009 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics and Intelligent Transportation System Mix Things in SNS to Make the Social Cohesion Chen Xin Electronic Commerce Department Guangdong University ofForeign Studies Guangzhou, China e-mail: [email protected] Abstract-The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which the news is discussed in social network web sites.Through the analisis of some social networks sites to see the inner things. The text analysis suggests that users just keep friends on space but lack of some diccussion of news, butthe link and page analysis suggests that the key difference is less between social network environments and blog than between free standardised (e.g, MySpace Blogger) professional or semi-professional blogs, with the former tending to carry relatively little news-related content. The methods used are exploratory rather than giving definitive conclusions. Those interested in public reactions to the news should focus on blogs blog-like social network sites rather than general social network sites, and should expect only a tiny proportion of the discussions to be news-related. Index Terms-Social networks, Internet, Information media I. WHAT'S WEB2.0 Web 2.0 does appear to mean different things to different people, so you would be forgiven for still feeling confused about the term. Here are some of the definitions of Web 2.0 floating about: Web 2.0 = the web as platform; Web 2.0 = the underlying philosophy of relinquishing control; Web 2.0 = glocalization ("making global information available to local social contexts and giving people the flexibility to find, organize, share and create information in a locally meaningful fashion that is globally accessible"); Web 2.0 = an attitude not a technology; Web 2.0 = when data, interface and metadata no longer need to go hand in hand; Web 2.0 = action-at-a-distance interactions and ad hoc integration; Web 2.0 = power and control via APIs; Web 2.0 = giving up control and setting data free. While at frrst glance some of those definitions may be contradictory, we can distill from them certain characteristics of Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is social, it is open (or at least it should be], it is letting go of control over your data, it is mixing the global with the local. Web 2.0 is about new interfaces-new ways of searching and accessing Web content. And last but not least, Web 2.0 is a platform-and not just for developers to create web applications like Gmail and Flickr. The Web is a platform to build on for educators, media, politicians, communities, and for virtually everyone in fact! Web 2.0 is all ofthe above things-don't let anyone tell you it's one or the other definition. 978-1-4244-4543-1/09/$25.00 ©2009 IEEE 84 II. WHAT'S SNS Social networking sites are interactive websites designed to build online communities for individuals who have something in common - an interest in a hobby, a topic, or an organization - and a simple desire to communicate across physical boundaries with other interested people. These sites are not unlike die old- fashioned "party line" telephones, but they leave a more permanent record of the conversations. Most social networking
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