There are hundreds of social networking sites out there on the internet and you can become a member of any one of them. Is this just a fad, that will soon go away? A lot of social media gurus say social media networks, such as Facebook are here to stay, because it is the best way right now to connect people with the same or similar interests regardless of age and gender.
To connect with people of on these social networking sites, you gotta' put yourself out there. This means creating an account and telling your story, which is like introducing yourself to a large audience. Features like blogging tools, uploading photos, videos and music, joining forums and writing comments, allows you to personalize your profile and tell people more about who you are which is something that a lot of people appreciate.
But perhaps another reason why social networking sites are so popular and have thousands of members is because it's FREE to join. You can post just about anything online as long as it is not pornographic although some social networking sites allow that. It is also very popular among entrepreneurs because they are able to use it to promote their business for free.
Businesses no longer have to go door to door to make a sale but other means to get similar results. A good example is someone who joins a networking site, joins a discussion, sees an opportunity and then takes it. If that member was able to provide quality service, other people will be interested in availing the same products or services as well.
Some social network users say that the popularity of social networks will eventually kill web searching. But experts in the industry say that this isn't possible because Google which happens to be one of the biggest search engines around will never allow that to happen. Although there may be new features in these social networks in the future, people will still have to use search engines when they need information.
Social networking sites are here to stay because aside from maintaining contacts with existing friends and making new ones, there are other things that members can do with it. It just takes someone to think out of the box to find some better use for it which will be welcomed by the public.
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