Social networks have come a long way since the old days of bulletin boards and discussion forums. Yes, they are technically social networks too and they do still exist!
Technologically speaking, the social networks all vie with each other, trying to get the upper hand. A lot of copying goes on, which means as soon as one social network does something new, interesting and useful, the other major networks will soon catch up and implement their own version. Take a look at hash tags, photo editing and trending topics as an example.
So what sets a social network apart from it’s fellow rivals?
There are certain differences that go hand in hand with the way each particular service has been built. The most obvious being… Continue reading “The culture of social networks”