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Which of the following is not a social networking website?

Which one of the following is not a social networking website? (a) Twitter (b)Facebook (c)My Space (d)Hotmail​

So in this article we will try to find out which one of those websites are not a social networking site.

Which of these are not social media sites?
Which of these are not social media sites?

But before we do that, we first need to understand what a social media website is. Right? So let us start from that point.

What Is A Social Media Website?

So there are many ways to answer this question. One is to explain it using take a text book definition of it which says:

Any website that allows people to create & share content to allow them for social networking.

But the problem is, it is not so clear in what it really means. Correct? So we can’t just go by it. Then what can we do about it? Well, let me explain you in a much simpler way. Alright? So here is my way of explaining it.

Any website using which we can create content & post it for the world to see while having a way to talk to others in real time is a social networking website.

What is not a social networking website?

It is not a social networking website if you cannot make your own post public and talk to them at the same time.

Does that make sense?

Answer With Explanation

Well then with that in our mind, let us look at each of the options given in the question. Alright? Here we go!

  1. Twitter – Is this a social networking website? So answer the questions asked above to find out. (i) Can you post on Twitter? Answer: Yes. (ii) Can you talk to others in real time? Answer: Yes. So as you can see, the answers for both the questions is Yes. So that means it is indeed a social networking website!
  2. Facebook – Is this a social networking website? So answer the questions asked above to find out. (i) Can you post publicly on Facebook? Answer: Yes. (ii) Can you talk to others in real time? Answer: Yes. So then this too should a social network!
  3. Myspace – Again, ask the same questions. (i) Can you post publicly on Myspace? Answer: Yes. (ii) Can you talk to others in real time? Answer: Yes. So that means it is indeed a social networking website!
  4. Hotmail – (i) Can you post publicly on Myspace? Answer: No. (ii) Can you talk to others in real time? Answer: Yes. So as you can see here, we cannot post publicly on Hotmail. Which means it is not one!

So from this analysis, we can see that the answer we should be picking up amount the given choices is (d)Hotmail.

What we can learn from here is that if we try to break down the problem into smaller parts, it is easier to answer. Correct? So as you can see, we went through each of the options in the question and tried to answer them. It is only then that we were able to answer it. Right?

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