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Social Networking continues to blow up in popularity. These sites just get more and more popular. One web site however stands out from the crowd and that is Facebook. “Are you on Facebook?” Seems to be a question that is asked as frequently as, what is your name or where are you from? If you have ever used Facebook and all of its resources, it is very easy to understand why. You can literally catalogue your life on Facebook. And depending on how much of an exhibitionist you are, you can share almost every aspect of your life with the whole world!

Instant messaging has been around as long as the Internet. An Instant message sent on ARPANET was the first proof of concept for the Internet. MSN messenger is definitely the Instant Messenger application of choice. Almost every Internet user has an MSN messenger account. This program grew significantly in popularity when they opened it up to be used by people even if they did not have a Hotmail email account. MSN now allows a connection to a user’s MSN Space through Instant Messenger as well as Internet phone calls however MSN remains to be

Gaming and computer games in general have been popular for some time. Early computer games were very rustic and primitive, and with graphics that were no more than a circle or a square blob. Advances in PC and Internet technology allow gamers to play computer games together, online. These games can be played between a few individuals or between a very large group of people.

Internet telephony comes in many forms and is offered by many different companies however Skype is the ultimate in Internet telephony. Skype.com set the pace a few years back and challenged every other form of communication in existence while doing so. Skype offers free phone calls computer-to-computer and very low cast calling from Skype to traditional phone numbers.

Auction sites are still popular. Ebay is the recognizable name in auctioning sites although there are many other sites that are popular that specialize in a particular product or service. Job and trade auctioning web sites are growing increasingly popular these days. These are web sites where business owners list projects so that contractors can bid to work on them.


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