Certainly it is nice to have friends, even virtual ones, and social networks
seem to have reached the point of "critical mass" and are here to stay, at least until a new innovative use of the Web evolves.
The top social networks
that the largest percentages of employees use are Facebook (95%), Twitter (43%), Google+ (37%), LinkedIn (37%), Pinterest (23%), MySpace (21%), and a personal blog (14%).
However, using social network
identities for authentication may not suit all organizations.
Greater Facebook use was associated with a higher body-mass index, increased binge eating, a lower credit score, and higher levels of credit card debt for consumers with many close friends in their social network
Finally, many social network
users are not knowledgeable enough to differentiate between real and malicious entities.
Herbert Baines, Chief Security Information Office for the Georgia Institute of Technology, states "You must realize that with millions of people searching, looking for, and communicating with you on social network
sites, you are very much alone and only you can protect your privacy and information.
Bolotaeva and Cata insist that social network
sites are not yet ready to conduct direct e-commerce.
Summary: Over the years there has been an unprecedented rise in the use of online social networks
Security professionals understand the risks of social networks
better than anyone.
Users will be able to enjoy new social features faster and in more of the websites, web applications, and social networks
analysis, used throughout sociology, has surfaced as a method that helps explain interrelationships between actors (i.
In social network
terms, the extent to which people in the network repeat or overlap is known as redundancy.