Great comparison tool for various social networking sites

posted 29 May 2011, 02:58 by Jess Maher

This checklist is designed to help review Social Networking Services (SNS). Although services develop continually, Childnet is committed to ensuring that the information provided is accurate at the time of publication (March 2008). We have drawn on publicly available information from service providers' websites (particularly each service's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy), as well as trying out each of the sites reviewed extensively. Additionally, we contacted the service providers included here and invited them to contribute to the project and comment on the chart entry for their service.

We believe there is great value in empowering educators to understand and be able to evaluate social networking services, so that they can identify which might best fit their needs in supporting their learners, or just better understand learners' social activity online.