Big Bang It all began in 1995 … Classmates.com MySpace,Orkut, Facebook … atleast 100 popular ones Secondlife.com: 3D online digital world Circle of Trust Circle of Friends Friendster Yahoo 360 0 Bebo Tribe.net Tagged Linked-In
Why Social networks ? It’s fun It’s free It’s the best thing to do when you are getting bored in class
Conditions were conducive … The earth hasn’t cooled down further !! – Broadband Internet – Many super cool and super fast web application development platforms – Lots of free web space
Challenges (www.myspace.com/tom)www.myspace.com/tom – Multimedia Heavy (Audio / Video) – DNS heavy http://www.myspace.com/ – What do I cache ? (Cool New Videos 36,262 uploaded today! ) 36,262 uploaded today – So many users…User count : 168,112,249
And More challenges http://www.secondlife.com/ – Total Residents:5,786,4585,786,458 – Logged In Last 60 Days:1,769,831 – Online Now:31,321 Quality of service Privacy concerns And many more !!!!
But there are always solutions Increase bandwidth Increase DNS Caching Companies like Akamai, dedicated to solve caching problems.
Social Networks are here to stay Getting Bigger and better Joining Hands for global community Huge untapped potential Center point for online commerce Leading the web 2.0 revolution Still some skeptics not accepting them