SOCIAL NETWORKS – As the number of social networking sites is increasing everyday, what networks the place to be, and those to be abandoned?
The principle: With over 350 million users, Facebook is the leading social network in the world. Each user can create his limited profile to a network of friends he accepted. This network allows you to share her status, photos, links and videos. Facebook is also used by businesses, artists for their promotion through the pages accessible to all fans.
Why must it be: The community is very important, so it is very easy to find members of his entourage. It is also a very effective way to communicate.
The principle: Twitter is a microblogging tool that allows you to send messages of 140 characters (or “tweets”) to each account following ranks: the “followers” or subscribers. In April 2010, 105 million users were registered and 300,000 new users sign up every day . France has 1.8 million users in February 2010 (Nielsen). If the network has become very popular in the United States, where it is used to review games Soccer American and the actions of the stars, the community twitter French is still limited mainly to politicians and the media.
Why must there be: For the latest on-line. Very fast, twitter allows you to publish quickly. During the crash of an American plane on the Hudson River, the first photos were published on twitter before being taken up by the media worldwide.
The principle: Founded in 2004, Flickr is a social photo. Photographers, professionals and amateurs can upload their pictures. Free accounts can only load a limited number of pictures. FlickR is doubled by Facebook which had 15 billion photos uploaded to the site in October 2009.
Why must there be: Flickr can be used as portfolio for photographers. It’s also an incredible photo database through free stock photography ( creative commons )
The principle: The network of the Socialist Party of “all the women and all who want to discuss and act on the left!” according to the website.
For whom this is interesting: The Coopol is a forum where activists and supporters can come together. Socialists will agree to support the debate. And beyond a site for sharing ideas, with events, debates, but also sharing links, videos, articles or sounds. “It’s a bit of a Facebook of the left”, says Benedict Thieulin, creator of Coopol and secretary of the digital section of the PS. Launched on January 12, Coopol now has 25,000 users, according to Emile Josselin, web content manager of the PS.
The idea: A social network for supporters and UMP activists launched on January 7 , 2010.
For whom this is interesting: On Creators possible, no “friends”, like on Facebook, but “contacts”. No Chaturbate Tokens. It connects to discuss “initiatives” or come to “events”. An initiative is an idea, a proposal to which we adhere. Since its opening, “approximately 10,000 members have joined the social network of the UMP and more than 1,700 national and local initiatives have been created” according to the website.
The principle: The professional social network allows you to publish and share your resume with your friends and colleagues.
Why must it be: The community is important and it helps to have a CV online without having to create a website or blog. In October 2009, the site boasts more than 50 million members from 170 sectors in over 200 countries .
The principle: Viadeo is a professional social network that allows you to publish his CV.
Why must there be: Persons wishing to develop their network of professional contacts. In October 2009, the site boasts 25 million members and 100,000 hits per day .
The old school
The principle: Myspace was one of the first and largest social network. The bands still use it a lot for their music and have a presence on the web.
Why is exceeded: Myspace has lost its role as a social network, and users much less discuss its infancy. Last June, Myspace closed its offices in France and dismissed 300 of its employees worldwide . More and more former users prefer twitter and Facebook, much easier to use.
The principle: Friendfeed is a social network that aggregates the various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, Dailymotion, etc.). The flow is generated automatically, users do not have to return to power as they can do on Facebook or twitter .
Why is exceeded: Taken by Facebook in August 2009 , most users have reported on twitter .