Posts Tagged ‘Friends’
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If you’re having trouble finding interesting people on Google+, why not look to the network you have already built – namely, your Twitter friends? It’s easy to look up which of your followers and friends are on Twitter, so you can hear more from them than 140 characters allows.
Twitter has made it deceptively easy to connect your Twitter account to your Facebook account, but don’t be fooled. It’s usually not a good idea.
Twitter and Facebook are two distinct networks with two distinct sets of etiquette and norms. Posting all of your tweets to your Facebook wall may sound like a good idea at first (I can keep my friends updated on everything going on in my life!), but believe me, neither your Facebook nor your Twitter friends will thank you.
Think the more followers you accumulate, the more people you’re engaging with on Twitter? Think again. A new study has been released that suggests that there is a biological limit to how many friends you can have on social networks, and it’s probably not as high as you think.
This often depends on who you ask, but the general consensus is it came into being after the creation of ARPANET, which was established in 1969 by the USA’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) but didn’t become an international network until the late 1970s, when the British Post Office, Telenet and others hopped onboard. By 1981, the system had grown to accommodate most of Europe, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.
The internet as most of us think of it – the world wide web, and so on – can be traced back to 1989, when a proposal by the computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee outlined his ideas for a ‘web of nodes’ that would feature hypertext documents to store data.
Over 1.5 billion people now access the internet on a regular basis.
Why the history lesson? As the internet has matured into the living, almost breathing entity which we know and love, the way we all use and interact with it, and each other, has changed. It has forced us to re-address previously held convictions and beliefs about the nature of relationships, and how we define them.