It’s interesting to read the article “Public Displays of Connection”, since it was published 10 years ago, examining the trend of the development of social networking. Ten years have passed, and we can see that social networking sites are still very important, permeating through every aspects of our life.

There are now various types of networking sites, focusing on different specific aspects of our life, catering to our social needs to the fullest extent. Designers of these sites are trying their best to overcome the drawbacks encountered during the early incarnation. By narrowing down the objective and focus of the sites, seemingly excessive and unorganized information online is less of a burden than before.