Worlds largest dating network
Huge number of ties technologically possible, but average number is limited, e.g., Facebook: 395 (Tong et al.
2008), Linked In: 149 (Utz 2016), XING: 121 (Buettner 2016c), Twitter: 150-250 (Gonçalves et al.
New social networking methods were developed by the end of the 1990s, and many sites began to develop more advanced features for users to find and manage friends. However, thanks to the nation's high Internet penetration rate, the first mass social networking site was the South Korean service, Cyworld, launched as a blog-based site in 1999 and social networking features added in 2001.
Friendster was followed by My Space and Linked In a year later, and eventually Bebo.
Thai Love Lines, Thailand’s largest dating site has upgraded the Social networking facility on the site as it has emerged that over 27% of users now use the site for social interaction.
'In spite of the recession, younger people in developed countries are looking outwards,' says Mr. 'Our new social networking facility allows users to build up a social network, post galleries and private photos, e-mail and chat in a live circuit which is additional to other dating services on the site such as matching, favorites and online chat.' The new social networking service introduces a new photo Gallery service on Thai Love Lines where users can request photo galleries and upload unlimited galleries with a gallery viewer.Ltd., which operates Thai Love Lines from Muang Thong Thani near Bangkok.'International dating has now become fun and a little more casual,' says Mr. The median age of male users on Thai Love Lines has been reducing since the website was launched in 2007 and now stands at 37 years.One can categorize social-network services into three types: There have been attempts to standardize these services to avoid the need to duplicate entries of friends and interests (see the FOAF standard).A study reveals that India recorded world's largest growth in terms of social media users in 2013.
Many prototypical features of social networking sites were also present in online services such as America Online, Prodigy, Compu Serve, Chat Net, and The WELL. Many of these early communities focused on bringing people together to interact with each other through chat rooms, and encouraged users to share personal information and ideas via personal webpages by providing easy-to-use publishing tools and free or inexpensive webspace.