The fleeting appeal of social networks

It was only today that I heard the word hi5(that is if it can really be considered a word) from my history teacher who by the way is in her mid twenties she is far from what many conceive in their heads when they hear the words history and teacher occurring in that order,but non the less she is quite refreshing with a beautiful spirit.
Now my inspiration to write this blog came after my teacher’s revelation that she had received messages from hi5 friends over the weekend even though she has not been on the site since 2006(if you like myself are not familiar with what hi5 is then here’s a little background info:hi5 is a social networking site based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. By 2008, comScore reported that hi5 had become the third most popular social networking site in terms of monthly unique visitors.Bill Gossman was appointed CEO in April 2009, and since that time, hi5 has refocused itself as a social gaming platform and opened itself to new game developers.Gaming industry veteran Alex St. John joined the company as President and CTO in November 2009,and in early 2010, hi5 acquired social gaming company Big Six. The company raised $20 million in series A venture capital from Mohr Davidow Ventures, as well as $15 million in venture debt, in 2007, and announced it had raised $3 million convertible note from existing investor Mohr Davidow, bringing the funding up to $38 million. Quantcast reports hi5 has 2.7 million monthly US visitors and 46.1 million global visitors.Software-industry veteran Karen Richardson has served as chairwoman of the company’s board since 2008. In December 2011, the social networking site, Tagged, purchased Hi5 for an undisclosed sum.) Its Quite shocking but it really goes to show just how long your information stays on social networking sites,
Facebook™,myspace™ as well as twitter™and the newest tumblr™ are also no different,once you sign up hit agree and start sharing you keep sharing in fact facebook according to statistics would be the third largest country in the world based on population,with over half a billion users,facebook™ values over 20 billion USD well above the former canadian mobile giant RIM™
Facebook accounts can perhaps be deleted but necessarily destroyed since the information you grant to facebook is overwhelmingly valuable!
The most we can do is trust our instincts and try to avoid placing ourselves in any unwanted and chaotic situations,and simply hope the information we do sure will not grow to our demise in the late future!
As always stay safe and I’ll see you soon bye.

I must also express my gratitude to wikipedia for supplying the information on hi5!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s