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What attracts you to social networking sites and what features are still missing?
11-19-2012, 02:34 AM
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What attracts you to social networking sites and what features are still missing?
What motivates and attracts you most in social networking sites?
What kind of technological features are still missing?

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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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what attracts me to social networking sites is it is another way to stay in touch with friends and family. they offer a way to meet people and find out information. what better way to find out about a company or location than to ask someone who works or lives there.

if two sites are similar i would choose the place that has similar values and goals to my own. if i want to stay in touch with certain friends and they are only on one website then i might consider joining that one. whereas if i want to meet people then i am more willing to try a site my friends are not on.

there need to be better safeguards for privacy and safety. some information in someone's profile would be difficult to confirm but other things would not be as hard. in addition, some information is not as relevant and does not matter as much if a person exagerates to make themselves sound better. age is a key area minors are often able to get into content that may be age inappropriate. they can put themselves at risk for being targeted. granted parents need to know what their children are doing, but many sites have insufficient safegards to keep children safe. even adults are not always safe because social networking sites do not use the available technology and try to make safety a priority.

profiles can be personalized, but only to an extent. some questions only allow for certain answers but do not allow people to type their own more appropriate answer or skip the question.

most sites allow you to personalize your profile, send email, chat, send instant messages, save profiles/ make a list of friends. sites that do not have all the "usual" features would benefit from adding them.

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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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I agree with the first post you got. Too much HTML gives really long, annoying load times from people who don't realize how annoying it is to wait for them to load all their dumb videos. Facebook has done a good job stopping that, and the adds. I just wish they didn't give you all those updates about what your friends were doing. It's kind of creepy.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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A critical mass of people I know combined with some unique features would pull me towards a new site. I currently use orkut and see no complling reason to migrate out of it, since all my friends are already here.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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The best thing about social networking sites is the ability to re-connect with old friends while meeting new ones. It's also a good way to find out about people that you are newly aquitanited with.

The most important technological feature that is missing is the quality control of these sites. There is way too much spammers and fakers on these sites. If only there were a way to limit one account per person... but that'd be too costly.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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Social networks are considered for me as the best window on the whole world. Best thing in it is letting all cultures and extremely different way of thinking meet together and each and everyone finds a common point or at least cross roads with different ppl and various cultures. It breaks all the barriers and help nations/ generations to get closer despite all politicians' actions and all wars all over the world.. I'm sure u get What i mean..
what missing?? .. well i don't know .. for me .. as a simple end user .. so far so good.. just let us keep what we reached and benefit the most of it.. hoping for a better peaceful world.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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We like it because our friends are on it, we use whats popular myspace is the popular one so dont bother trying to make something else cause myspace will probably add that feature anyway.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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The fact that I can link up with my friends without the hassles of email or phone calls.

We need more technology guarding against child predators. The last thing I need is my son to get buttraped by a gay pedophile.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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If I were college age, I certainly would have both myspace and facebook; but now, I am way too busy for that. I will be putting up advertising sites for my videos and other stuff, but that's just to get 'presence' and not really go into it on a daily basis.

Technologically missing? It's too easy for abusers, flamers, and other obnoxious unfriendly people to get on the sites (including Yahoo! Answers). You can delete and block but they just come back under another name...

Too bad there isn't an Internet etiquette course you need to pass (and I don't mean just agreeing to the "Terms and Conditions"). Once you pass the course, you get an assigned ID which can only be associated with one e-mail. That should bring civility back...

Mind you, I am not against well thought out arguments. I am against people who resort to name calling and or other put-downs as opposed to giving a succinct argument with data backing up any claims and counter-claims.
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11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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The thing that attracts me the most is expressing my opinion on a matter. Equality and some people are great. I think they should make these scan type mods, if you have broken some of the rules you get a message (warning), if you continue to break the rules you get banned
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