Services of Networking Sites
Decades ago, these questions would be very unfamiliar to all but today they are
the order of the day. An advantage of social networking sites
is such that from school students to business professionals everyone is glued to
Let’s have a look at the services provided by networking
Orkut and Facebook are one of the most reputed social networking sites. There is
a misconception that Orkut and Facebook have more disadvantages than advantages.
Be it Orkut, Facebook or any other social-networking sites, its benefits and drawbacks
depends largely on us-the users-how we make use of them. They are of immense importance
in today's fast moving life, provided they are used it in a productive way.
- 1.Communities: Communities are the
best services provided by Orkut, Facebook and
the alike. Communities are used to bring like-minded people together. Business people
can find their target audience in particular communities. Communities help in developing
interaction amongst the members and a network is built within the members of that
particular community. For instance, people create communities in the name of their
school to share their old school-day memories and stay in touch with their childhood
friends. Likewise, communities are created and grouped under varied topics such
as food, hobbies and crafts, games, culture, travel, fashion and beauty etc.
- 2.Promotes Business: Business people
can find their target audience in communities. For example, those people who are
interested in e-shopping can find communities defining their needs and wants. They
can sell or purchase products and can drop messages explaining the services offered.
Business persons should make sure that they post their messages only to those people
who are interested in the offered services. Promotion is specially designed for
helping people to advertise their products, to create traffic to their site, perform
rental or sales activities etc.
- 3.Find a Suitable Job: There are
communities where "work-from-home" jobs are posted
on a daily basis. Information on walk-ins and positions vacant in reputed concerns
are also posted which are very helpful for the users. Companies and contractors
are constantly looking out for freelancers in the social media sites. The job-seekers
get to know about the job opportunities that match their profile. There are possibilities
of some fraudulent jobs posted with the intention of getting personal information
of users. So, users must get registered to those "work-from-home" opportunities
only after a thorough examination about the job offered and the source.
- 4.For Education & Institutes : Students
who wish to join an institution can get all related information through communities
of social networking sites that exist in the name
of that institution. They have the opportunity to interact with the past and present
students of the institution. There are users on the networking sites who are familiar
with tech- certifications and can advice other users who seek their advice for technical
certifications and careers.
- 5.Get News Updates: Once the users
join a community that interests them, they can get news updates through forums.
For instance, users who join the community for mechanical engineers can get all
the news related to Mechanical Engineering. The user can access updates comprising
symposiums, workshops conducted, new technology innovation in mechanical engineering
and any relevant information.
It is beyond the scope of this article to list out or discuss all the
advantages of social networking sites like that of Orkut, Facebook. One
has to admit the fact that people cannot make the best possible use of the enterprising
facility because of some frauds who are misusing them. However, the networking sites
have provided all possible means for the users to stay away from those frauds. It
can be concluded that these sites are a great boon to its users, when used in genuinely.