Thanks, Alison, for the useful essay on Social Media Platforms. Your readers might also be interested in a new book, Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling edited by Maytham Safar and Khaled A. Mahdi, published by IGI Global. My chapter, “Network Perspective on Structures Related to Communities,” is a significantly changed revision of one of my earlier papers, “Network Perspectives on Communities.” That earlier paper is available in USF’s Scholar Commons, at the URL, ( http:///uc/item/8184j9bq ). The 2012 book has much more of interest to your information at: http://-/book/social-networking-community-behavior-modeling/55315 .
Another way to look at this concept involves understanding the purpose of social media platforms and how they have enhanced the action of networking. Networking is an essential element for anyone wanting to expand their personal network of contacts. When you find a social media platform you are comfortable using you begin to create your own presentation that will attract others. Some social media platforms are good for networking while others are suitable for fun enjoyment. Because these elements are intertwined they are here to stay for a long time and people need to find the best way to utilize them to their own benefit.