You’ve probably by now heard of websites like MySpace, FriendFinder, LinkedIn, Facebook, & Google+. Yes, these are all social networking websites. Some of them like MySpace are no longer as popular as they once were probably due to the newer ones being so much better in some way. The ones that do increase in popularity like Facebook & Google+ have the most extravagant number of user, amounting to tens of millions of people and growing - fast.
There is just something about these websites that draw in tens of millions of internet users. Among those reasons are them being free & easy to use. Social networking websites are, for the most part, easy to use. Most sites are easy to navigate. In fact, many require little knowledge of the internet.
In addition to being easy to navigate, social networking websites also make it easier to meet new people online in a viral way. Photos of stranger’s friend + Photos of stranger’s friend’s friend + Photos of stranger’s friend’s, friend’s friend + Photos of stranger’s friend’s, friend’s, friend’s friend = hours of mindless browsing and useless friendship connections but great for advertisers. You get the idea.