There are hundreds of Social Networking Sites, with various technological affordances, supporting a wide range of interests and practices. While their key technological features are fairly consistent, the cultures that emerge around Social Networking Sites are varied.
Most sites support the maintenance of pre-existing social networks, but others help strangers connect based on shared interests, political views, or activities. Some sites cater to diverse audiences, while others attract people based on common language or shared racial, religious, or nationality-based identities. Sites also vary in the extent to which they incorporate new information and communication tools, such as mobile connectivity, blogging, and photo/video-sharing.
Social network sites as web-based services allow individuals to
- construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system,
- articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and
- view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.
In Mauritius, just like in other countries, Social networking is gaining momentum and is becoming increasingly common in our society.
Here you will get an overview of how social networking sites are weaving their ways in the lives of students' population and how are they affecting the Mauritian students population and why...