What’s the purpose of Social Networking?

Image

Social Media was important since the start of Internet. At least to me, from MSN to BBS (Bulletin Board System), I was always involved and spent a lot of time regardless of how much homework I have to finish.

Social networking do occupy a lot of my life time, I have to ask, what’s the purpose of it? Why I am so addicted into it? What makes it so attractive?

Why people want to socialize? Cause people are social animal, who cannot live without others, I mean, only by himself.

There is a theory called the big three motives: Achievement, power and intimacy. Social Networking can help you decrease the cost of maintaining social relationships and lower the cost of achieving the big three motives.

Basically, internet is a media to help people make friends faster and easier.

Social networking is also a complement of reality. To people who don’t have enough social networking in reality, they will get satisfied in virtual world. To people who are hard to socialize (maybe too shy or not good at talking), they can experience another different world there.

But please don’t forget, a mature social network has to be a accurate reflection of reality, complex and concrete.

What’s your purpose of social networking?

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s