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Personal Engagement with Repositories through Social Networking Applications

What are social networking services?

Posted by Nick on June 11, 2008

As part of Denizen’s Young People and Social Networking Services report Josie Fraser provides a useful and succinct (as it can be) summary of definitions of Social networking Services which “splits services up into six main categories: Profile-based services (eg Bebo, Facebook, MySpace); Content-focused services (eg Flickr, YouTube); White-label networks (although I could have written a book about these); Multi-User Virtual Environments (although some of these aren’t necessarily social networks – particularly those designed for younger children); Mobile services; and Microblogging/Presence update services (Social Search engines & Lifestream aps also get a mention as adjunct services).”

Josie’s full social-networking-overview may well be a useful resource for PERSoNA

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