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Social networks


Who still has no idea of what a social network is, or did not register at a single one yet ?  A social network is a social structure made of nodes (typically a node is an individual, sometimes an organization) and interdependencies between these nodes. These interdependencies can be gathered in different groups, in example friendship, kinship, trade, visions, ideas, financial exchange and so on.

Keeping in touch with the family or connecting to friends you lost contact with is probably the main mission of the major social networks like Facebook that offer publicized updates on our personal lives, private message exchanges and many other tools like blogs.

Business & professional profiles have also become very popular in social networking websites, most websites offer to include your business name and contact information. This is just another tool and another way of finding you, often for free.

Finally some social networks will help in understanding the current trends and fashions.

Here I'll try to present the most successful social networks and their features that I tried to gather in the very new FICGS social network, which includes a powerful search engine to find the people you're looking for.

ht*p://www.ficgs.com/network.html


MySpace is still the most popular social networking website, with about 253 million user accounts, it helps to connect to existing friends and relatives and has become a useful means for networking. With the success, MySpace has become a privilegiated target for spammers, always trying to reach a larger audience.

Facebook is the fastest growing social network with already more than 140 million users, but the best part is that many are really actives. No doubt that the domain name was an important part in this success. Facebook includes a custom API that allows third party developers to create unique applications for use within the site, that's the real point that gives Facebook a "plus" and makes it different from any other social network service nowadays.

Hi5 Networks is another social network with more than 80 million users, that helps to keep in touch with old friend and family, it also provides "a platform for established artists, underground talent, and everyday people to all gain prominence amongst a worldwide audience".

Orkut is a social networking website operated by Google and counts more than 67 million users. It helps to find people who share the same hobbies and interests, who look for romantic connections or who want to establish new business contacts. It also enables community creation for persons sharing common interests, promoting online discussion in a forum-like manner.

Friendster used to be the greatest social network on the web, before the growing of MySpace & Facebook. Now with over 90 million users, its primary focus is always to help people to keep in touch with friends, classmates, family and people sharing similar interests.

LinkedIn, with over 30 million users, is a major social network for business & professional profiles, with specific features.


Finally here is a list of the other well-known social networks with the number of users according to Alexa, Wikipedia & various sources :

Adult FriendFinder (230,000)
Advogato (13,000)
Asmallworld (270,000)
Badoo (13,000,000)
Bahu (1,000,000)
Bebo (40,000,000)
BlackPlanet (20,000,000)
Broadcaster (322,000)
Buzznet (10,000,000)
CafeMom (1,000,000)
Care2 (10,000,000)
Classmaters (50,000,000)
Couchsurfing (871,000)
DeviantArt (9,000,000)
Elftown (185,000)
Faceparty (200,000)
Flixster (63,000,000)
Fotolog (20,000,000)
Friendster (90,000,000)
Fubar (1,200,000)
Gather (465,000,000)
Geni.com (15,000,000)
Haboo (117,000,000)
Hi5 (80,000,000)
Horseland (5,000,000)
Hyves (8,000,000)
Itsmy (1,500,000)
iWiW (1,700,000)
Librarything (400,000)
Livejournal (17,000,000)
Livemocha (1,000,000)
Migente (2,800,000)
Mixi (20,000,000)
MocoSpace (3,000,000)
Multiply (10,000,000)
MyYearBook (5,100,000)
Nasza-klasa (11,000,000)
Netlog (36,000,000)
Nexopia (1,400,000)
Odnoklassniki (22,000,000)
Plaxo (15,000,000)
Reunion (51,000,000)
Skyrock (22,000,000)
Sonico (17,000,000)
StudiVZ (8,000,000)
Tagged (30,000,000)
Trombi (4,400,000)
Twitter (2,200,000)
WAYN (10,000,000)
Xanga (27,000,000)
Xing (6,000,000)
Xiaonei (15,000,000)


Feel free to complete the list with less known social networking websites !

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Qui n'a à l'heure actuelle toujours pas la moindre idée de ce qu'est un réseau social ou ne s'est jamais inscrit à aucun d'entre eux ?  Un réseau social est constitué de noeuds ou entités (généralement des individus ou des organisations) et d'interdépendances entre ces noeuds. Ces interdépendances peuvent être regroupées en différentes catégories comme l'amitié, les liens de parenté, les échanges, des visions ou idées, des échanges financiers et ainsi de suite.

Rester en contact avec sa famille ou retrouver des amis avec qui on a perdu tout contact est probablement la mission principale des réseaux sociaux majeurs comme Facebook, qui offrent la possibilité de suivre les "mises à jour" de nos vies privées, des services de messages privés ainsi que beaucoup d'autres outils.

Les profils commerciaux et professionnels sont devenus également très en vogue dans les réseaux sociaux, la plupart offrent la possibilité d'inclure des informations relatives à votre travail, c'est là un moyen de plus souvent gratuit de pouvoir vous trouver et vous joindre.

Certains réseaux sociaux peuvent enfin aider à suivre et comprendre l'évolution de certaines tendances et modes.

Je présenterai dans cet article les principaux réseaux sociaux et leurs principales fonctions qui ont été rassemblées dans le tout nouveau réseau social FICGS, qui inclue déjà un moteur de recherche puissant aidant à la mise en relation des personnes susceptibles de se connaitre.

ht*p://www.ficgs.com/network.html


MySpace est toujours le plus populaire des réseaux sociaux, avec près de 253 millions de comptes. Très pratique pour retrouver des connaissances perdues de vue, il offre égalemet un blog dont le succès en a fait la cible des spammeurs soucieux d'atteindre un large public.

Facebook, avec 140 millions de comptes actifs pour beaucoup, est le réseau social dont la croissance est la plus rapide. Son nom de domaine est sans doute pour beaucoup dans son succès, mais il est également le seul à proposer une API qui permet à des développeurs tiers de créer des applications utilisables dans le site, un véritable plus par rapport à tous ses concurrents.

Hi5 Networks est un autre réseau social qui compte près de 80 millions d'utilisateurs, aidant à garder le contact avec ses amis et sa famille. Il fournit également aux artistes une plateforme qui leur permet d'atteindre une audience large aisément.

Orkut est un réseau social appartenant et dirigé par Google, comptant déjà près de 67 millions d'utilisateurs. Il permet aux gens de trouver d'autres personnes partageant les mêmes centres d'intérêt, de créer des communautés à la manière de forums ou encore à trouver l'amour, des relations d'amitié ou des relations d'affaires.

Friendster et LinkedIn sont également parmi les plus connus, comptant eux aussi plusieurs millions d'utilisateurs, vous pouvez trouver une liste plus complète au-dessus de cet article en version française.



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