Social network applications are web applications of mini-web sites that are integrated into the target social network web site and offer direct, deeply aligned and integrated brand experiences that get naturally shared with thousands of friends through the viral internal network communication channels of the social network web site. Social network applications developed for the Facebook platform can be ported to other social networks supporting Open Social with some additional development.
Social networking is the fastest growing activity on Web 2.0. As of today, there are over 200 social networking sites using the existing and emerging social networking models, major being Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, Bebo, Hi5, Orkut and Friendster
Entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to expand their contacts can take advantage of low cost connectivity afforded by the social networks. Companies have found that social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great ways to build their brand image. Companies can use social networks for building customer relationship and for advertising in the form of banners and text ads. This is a great way for businesses to advertise their product and ensure effective influence to others.
Application development for social networking sites is arising as a new trend and has a huge growth potential. Several social networking sites now offer application programming interface (API) or development platform to build social applications that you can plug in to the site. With the advent of common platform like Open Social, the task of application development has become smoother. Developers can now create web apps and integrate them across various social networking sites.
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