The Social Aspects of the Web-Based Social Network Sites: The Greek Case
Yiannis Koumpouros1, Panagiotis Kalagiakos2, Anastasia Kadda3
1Yannis Koumpouros, Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece.
2Panagiotis Kalagiakos, Dept, of Information Technology, Hellenic American University, Manchester, (N.H), USA.
3Anastasia Kadda, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece.
Manuscript received on November 27, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on December 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2013. | PP: 430-436 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2013. | Retrieval Number: B2509123213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The current research identifies the social implications and dimensions of the several web-based social networking sites. It targets the multiple aspects behind the need for socializing using the Internet, while revealing the results of such kind of socialization in Greece. The paper examines the statistics of the Greek population by focusing on eight major axis: membership issues, socializing, cross-cultural communication, transmission of social messages, commercial and business perspective, information technology awareness, general issues, users’ profiles. It concludes with the need for socializing through such services, the profile of the Greek users, the major reasons for having net-friends, connection statistics between different social layers, as well as the use of web social networks for business purposes.
Keywords: Social Network Sites, Socialization, Social Capital.