what is the first social networking site on the web?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
the first recognizable social network site launched in 1997. SixDegrees.com allowed users to create profiles, list their Friends and, beginning in 1998, surf the Friends lists. Each of these features existed in some form before SixDegrees, of course. Profiles existed on most major dating sites and many community sites. AIM and ICQ buddy lists supported lists of Friends, although those Friends were not visible to others. Classmates.com allowed people to affiliate with their high school or college and surf the network for others who were also affiliated, but users could not create profiles or list Friends until years later. SixDegrees was the first to combine these features.
- 10 years ago
The first social network site launched in 1997. It is SixDegrees.com.It allowed users to create profiles, list their Friends and, their memo, beginning in 1998, surf the Friends lists. Each of these features existed in some form before SixDegrees, of course. Profiles existed on most major dating sites and many community sites. AIM and ICQ buddy lists supported lists of Friends, although those Friends were not visible to others. Classmates.com allowed people to affiliate with their high school or college and surf the network for others who were also affiliated, but users could not create profiles or list Friends until years later. SixDegrees was the first to combine these features.For more and more visit my Source and ask this.Source(s): www.askquestionplease.webs.com
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- RinkuLv 510 years ago
The notion that individual computers linked electronically could form the basis of computer-mediated social interaction and networking was suggested early on. There were many early efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication, including Usenet, ARPANET, LISTSERV, bulletin board services (BBS) and EIES: Murray Turoff's server-based Electronic Information Exchange Service (Turoff and Hiltz, 1978, 1993). The Information Routing Group developed a schema about how the proto-Internet might support this.
Early social networking websites started in the form of generalized online communities such as The WELL (1985), Theglobe.com (1994), Geocities (1994) and Tripod.com (1995). These early communities focused on bringing people together to interact with each other through chat rooms, and share personal information and ideas around any topics via personal homepage publishing tools which was a precursor to the blogging phenomenon. Some communities took a different approach by simply having people link to each other via email addresses. These sites included Classmates.com (1995), focusing on ties with former school mates, and SixDegrees.com (1997), focusing on indirect ties. User profiles could be created, messages sent to users held on a “friends list” and other members could be sought out who had similar interests to yours in their profiles (Boyd & Ellison 2007, p. 3). Similar features had existed in some form before SixDegrees.com came about, but this would be the first time these functions were available in one package. For example, PlanetAll.com also recommended potential friends, but did not make them public or link them in any way, so this was a step forward Despite these new developments (that would later catch on and become immensely popular), the SixDegrees.com simply wasn’t profitable and eventually shut down and Amazon.com bought up PlanetAll. It was even described by the website’s owner as "simply ahead of its time."New social networking methods were quickly developed by the end of the 1990s, which changed the social networking model from ones that simply recommended additions to users to ones they could manage themselves.These sites included Epinions.com, using a system called 'The Web of Trust', which allowed users to build social networks based on who they trusted.These system began to flourish with the emergence of Friendster in 2002 causing such sites to become part of mainstream users globally. Friendster was followed by MySpace and LinkedIn a year later, and finally, Bebo. By 2005, MySpace, emergent as the biggest of them all, was reportedly getting more page views than Google. 2004 saw the emergence of Facebook, a competitor, also rapidly growing in size. In 2006, Facebook opened up to the non US college community, and together with allowing externally-developed add-on applications, and some applications enabled the graphing of a user's own social network - thus linking social networks and social networking, became the largest and fastest growing site in the world, not limited by particular geographical followings.
Social networking began to flourish as a component of business internet strategy at around March 2005 when Yahoo launched Yahoo! 360°. In July 2005 News Corporation bought MySpace, followed by ITV (UK) buying Friends Reunited in December 2005.Various social networking sites have sprung up catering to different languages and countries. It is estimated that combined there are now over 200 social networking sites using these existing and emerging social networking models,without counting the niche social networks (also referred to as vertical social networks) made possible by services such as Ning.Twitter, launched in 2006, has as recently as 2009 eclipsed many other social network services and—although lacking in some of what were considered the essential aspects of a SNS—has allowed add-on services to connect and supply these services via its public API.
- JudithLv 44 years ago
Mad props to you my man! I wish I can give 10 points for such a great question! I don't know of any websites like that, but I would like to say that your question is so refreshing to read! -THANK YOU!!!! Why aren't there more questions like yours instead of asking how to get My Space to work around block access!