What is Social Web? The Social Web is a set of social relations that link people through the World Wide Web. The Social Web encompasses how websites and software are designed and developed in order to support and foster social interaction. These online social interactions range from the basis of much online activity including online shopping, education, gaming, and social network websites. The Internet opens up to unlimited and universal access. It certainly exists without borders as any sort of information such as text, audio, video or graphics can travel across the world and can go virtually in an instant to and from anyone with a device and web access. It has indeed put people in one global village.
The Social Web has its pros and cons for everyone using it. Nowadays most of the world is using the internet to network on sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Billions are using Google for things such as e-mail and searching for various inquiries. These things are wonderful to use, until or unless things get out of control, for example, befriending someone who turns on you or begins to hack your networking site; or on sites such as Google, others get accounts and open accounts in your name, phishing and trying to destroy your credibility. For some, the social web becomes addictive and causes problems socially, financially, and mentally. However, the Social Web is healthy for those of us who use it in a conclusive manner.
The Social Websites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are connecting friends and contacts that share similar interests by the millions and the most basic techniques of both are allowing friends and contacts to comment on each other’s profiles, send private and instant messages, join groups, share pictures and thoughts, and add different applications.
Who would have thought 50 years ago that a person could socialize with complete strangers across the world with just a click of a button? The web is full of useful and important...