Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Online Social Networks
Lucent Books see Gale/Cengage 2010 96p 33.45
online social networks; Internet - social aspects VG-BNS Technology 360
Trace the development of online communities and speculate on the impact these websites hold for the future. In “Online Social Networks,” the history of the Internet evolves as the development of social networks unfolds. The clearly written text details the changes in the World Wide Web from a text-based to graphic interface, describes some of the earliest social sites, and the signature characteristics of MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
The well-researched text further explores applications of social networks/communities beyond connecting with friends, such as politics and business. Consideration is given to future developments, including standardization, access, and global location devices.
Student researchers will appreciate the homework-friendly, informative text, as it is enriched through an attractive layout featuring colorful photos and illustrations, fascinating fact boxes and sidebars, and useful charts. Other features include a timeline, chapter notes, glossary, and index. Sources for additional study include websites, periodicals, and texts. Welliver, Hilary