Mobile Social Networking in theory and in practice

17 Feb

“A social network consists of a finite set or sets of actors and the relation or relations defined on them”

(Wasserman and Faust)

Nowadays mobile Social Software (MoSoSo) draw attention not only to the Media but also to the different mobile Markets.  People can not imagine their lives without communication among different sites because they can easily talk to each other anytime and anywhere.

In this article author try to show that there are a lot of issues which are completely influence for Social networks. For example, the impact of partial continuous attention, management of personal privacy issues of intellectual property rights and design issues.This article also include two steps which are  influence for Social networks. The first is a“portable multimedia computer” and the second is related to its transformation into a “remote controller of people’s lives”. All we know that the components of modern mobile phones differ from old ones, many key elements of the user interface have not improved. For instance, the structure of the mobile phonebook has not been significantly improved since early versions. Mobile phonebooks do not integrate a user profile nor social networking features and mechanisms that support sharing.

The analysis of the mobile dataset revealed that most communication occurred between 1 and 2 p.m. and between 6 and 9 p.m. No calls or messages were placed or sent between 6 and 8 a.m. This is one of the interesting fact which was improved.

To conclude,  Social networks become more and more popular. Traditional mobile services, such as phone calls and text messages, are designed respectively as synchronous and asynchronous means for interpersonal communication. These services are suitable for social coordination of small groups of people, but they do not scale well for larger groups.

http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2232/2050
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