18 Feb

For the presentation of Grope6, I am going to analysis about the info-graph which I posted at the top of this page. I have chosen YouTube, hi5 and Facebook. Let me explain fundamental information about 3 sites.

–YouTube- 50%
I think I don’t have to explain about YouTube, anyway YouTube is video sharing site. Amount of videos can be seen. A lot of companies have been using YouTube account as advertisement. even though people do not have account, they can see videos. But people can leave comments from accounts and that’s why YouTube is considered as a SNS.

-hi5- 54% female users
hi5 is serving social games. Characteristic of hi5 is users make their own avatar instead of using pictures. But, people can share pictures and state as same as other SNS sites. more than 200 games can be used.

-Facebook- 57% female users
Facebook is one of the most famous SNS around the world. Facebook has recommended users to use real name when they make an account because people can find their friends easily. And now, more than 5 million users have been using Facebook services. In Facebook, users are sharing photos, state and videos. Also, Facebook serves as a model of the Japanese SNS like mixi.

As this info-graph shows, 57% females have been using Facebook, 54% female users have been using hi5 (YouTube is 50%) and this is one of the interesting results of this overall info-graph research. Why so many SNS mainly have followed by females? They have so many users around the world, but why the number of users have not been balanced and why so many female support SNS? I don’t know the exact answer, but One possibility is ‘Sharing’. As we learned Web 2.0, no longer the Internet is not only for searching information but also sharing the information, pictures and videos. By using SNS, users can release their own state without any high level techniques like HTML or C language. Now, SNS is closing to you.

My English writing is not good, but Thank you very much for reading!! 🙂


2 Responses to “Info-graph”

  1. lockmantuj February 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I think your writing is fine. This is one of the good things about keeping a blog. It gives you a chance to practice and improve day by day.

    I think you did a good job of summarizing the various online services.

    You mention that your theory for why women are more highly represented on the Social Network Sites is because of “sharing” in the Web 2.0 sense. This is a very interesting idea. But I wonder what evidence there is to suggest why this appeals to women more than men.

    Did you find anything to support your theory while you were researching this?


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