Potential of online social networks in promoting the mountain agenda - Tek Jung Mahat
Social networking is a process of clustering individuals, creating social relations among them, and, eventually, forming groups through the identification of commonalities including common objectives. The history of social networking is as old as the history of mankind itself. Since the hunting and gathering age we have seen different forms of social networks changing, redefining, and constantly improving. A big shift in this process can be seen after the industrial revolution, especially after the invention of audio-visual and Internet technologies. It is said that radio took 35 years to find its market, television 15 years, the Internet 5 years, and Google (search) 3 years. The race doesn’t stop there. Recent estimates show that Facebook, an online social network site (SNS) launched on 4 February 2004, caught on in only 2 years.
Citation: Mahat, T. J. (2010), ‘Potential of online social networks in promoting the mountain agenda’ in ICIMOD e-news, Feb/Mar '10 (Issue:34). International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal. Read online: