Facebook & Twitter have been two of the biggest online successes of this century so far. It almost eliminated the previous biggest social networking site ORKUT and has now secured space in almost everyone’s mobile phones, I-Pads and computers. Here’s how and why these sites emerged as the most popular sites for all: -
Recovery of Lost Contacts
It is always pleasant to recall the memories of the past time, lost friends and the activities they shared with each other. There was no way to get in touch with those lost contacts until the social networking sites came into action. The
To Remain Social
With the increased number of office hours there is no time to get social. Social networking sites saved the social lives of many as tweets, comments or status updates do this for them. Many use the like button as the super hit formula to influence people.
Popularity & Business Promotion
The celebrities and business leaders use these sites to promote business and gain popularity. This way they keep in touch with their clients/fans while avoiding direct contact with them. The fans also feel they are close to whom they admire.
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To Get in Touch (Those who are not Social by Nature)
It has been observed that those who are not very social are very active on Facebook, twitter and similar sites. These people have talent but due to their reserved nature they never come in public. When in a room on the computer, they speak up what they always wanted to and are popular than ever on such sites.
Interactive Gaming is another option but it is certainly not the major reason for success. Though games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars etc. have done well but the reason why people joined here was as mentioned above.