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Content Analysis of Home Pages of Social Networking Websites.

Social Network Websites


1.Finding people (discovering, rediscovering, or locating them) 2. Building directories, network maps and social networks 3. Inviting people to join your networks 4. Managing access to your networks ("permissioning") 5. Connecting with people in your networks (using various media) 6. Managing relationships across media (e.g. making the jarring transition from e-mail or weblog-based relationships to voice-to-voice or face-to-face) 7. Collaborating with people in your networks, and 8. Content sharing with people in your networks


Feature Analysis

Content Structure - Text

Major text content comes from updates friends, groups and visitors

Only MingleBox shows �MingleBox Times’ which has user generated editorials. news from all colleges and campuses.

Orkut mostly linked Names and feature discriptors and no user generated content.

Facebook’s API content. Facebook has newsfeed related to friends and their friends.


Orkut:15 + variable

BigAdda: 7 + variable

Facebook:1 profile photo + a big variable component due to API. Pic of sender.

Minglebox:3 photos (emphasis on graphics)

LinkedIn: No photos


Use of blue colour is seen across all these sites and the colour combination is generally blue black (text) with one site having brown colour

The name of the user that has logged in is also at the extreme left of the page

The logout tab is generally at the extreme top right hand corner

Help tab found generally at the right hand bottom of the page

Home tab is placed at the extremes of the tabs as it is the most used tab and it can be plotted easily


Except for Bigadda, and Facebook, no outgoing link.

LinkedIn вЂ"

Minority of links to other person, but most prominent

Network links equal prominence

Least directed towards self

Bigadda вЂ"

Many navigating away or to external ads.

Orkut вЂ"

Exploratory and person based

Clearest synthesis of Layout and Links among all


Mostly for applications and hence involving in intent.

MingleBox вЂ"



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