The Story of Facebook Amanda Gefter notes “if the web was once an enormous library, it is now a vast conversation” (2006, 46). Looking at the current literature it appears that this switch took place in early the years of this century when the first Internet social networking communities started to develop. As Weaver and Morrison point out the Internet based social networking communities represent individuals who are using the Internet and Web applications to communicate in a ways that previously were not possible (2008, 97). This paper will look at Facebook as one example of such Web application used for social networking on- line whose popularity is steadily increasing. It will briefly describe its history and then will look at its...The end:
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