Social networks Yahoo 360
Yahoo 360 began as a social networking site in March 2005. This service offered blogs, photo sharing and social networking. Its aim was to connect worldwide users over 18 years of age. According to tech Crunch, Yahoo 360 could not keep up with sites like myspace and facebook or blogging sites like wordpress. It does however remain popular with the Vietnamese culture. In Vietnam it is being renamed Yahoo 360plus.
Although Yahoo 360 did not gain the popularity of other social networks it did have many of the same features as other social networking sites, it lost popularity because of the lack of support. Yahoo marketed it as a beta program. It later quit offering support for it clients. Now it is due to close in July 09.
Facebook is an example of one SN that I would use. The reason for this is because it is mostly used as a network. A means for friends to keep in contact. A type of SN that I would not use would be a networking sight—one used to meet strangers with like interest.
According to cnet.com yahoo has tried other social networking sight but none has taken off. Who really knows why but as Steve Hargadon says they may fail “since you really don't know how people are going to react to what you have to offer when what you are offering is a chance for them to participate.”
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