The formation of communities on the Internet is described as social networking. The users share specific contents and interact with each other in a certain context across a social community platform that is just created for this particular purpose.
Social Networking creates versatile Connections
The subjects discussed on a social community platform vary and may reach from fishing in the Mississippi to the most actual book reviews to the point of political or economical discussions. Friends, neighbors, entire schools or companies and religious groups meet on the appropriate social community platform. The lineup of variations is unlimited.
On the social community platform a user displays himself by the use of his own public profile which summarizes personal details. He also has often the possibility to start a blog, to create a contact list, to get informed about interesting events and to send or get messages.
The Microcosm in a personal Computer: The Social Community Platform
The social community platform finances itself by placing advertisements into its content. The ads may be particularized according to the details within the profiles of the users. The danger: The users and their habits become transparent - in the worst case a profile might display information that might harm a user.
The microcosm of this second world exerts a real pull onto a lot of users. They feel protected since they are not really confronted eye to eye with anyone, but sit at their personal computers looking at a monitor. The social community platform is used to share honest opinions and real problems - or just to stay in contact with friends that live next door or at the other end of the world.
Everybody can create a social Platform
To create your own social platform you do not have to be able to write a software program. Nowadays many websites offer online-kits with which one may implement the own ideas concerning the individual visions for a forum on the web.
The most famous and leading social community platform is Facebook (www.facebook.com) which was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin. At first it was just offered to students, but now it is accessible for anyone.