The essential Social Network Sites (SNS) are the core, web sites that help bring people together. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are a few of the fastest growing resources on the Internet. Most of these sites work in the same way; they relay on users for their content, they allow people to interact with one another, the foster relationships, and they are more heavily focused on the feelings of people rather than factual news representation.
Social Network Sites, while not dependent on facts for news stories, still give a user access to a broader range of current events and goings-on that they not normally be aware of, or couldn’t find else where as well as unique perspectives on almost any given topic. Many mainstream news stations such as FOX, BBC, and Al-Jazzera use SNS to gain information on current events and stories, in difficult to get to locations or situations which might not be ideal...
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