Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Part 4 Online Gay Social Networking Sites: Effects and Marginalization methodology of the study


Methodology


To gather more information, an ad – hoc profile has been created in several homosexual social networking sites namely Downelink.com, Guys4men.com, and Manjam.com. Downelink.com and Guys4men were chosen since the sites ranks number 5 and number 6 respectively as to site traffic worldwide since March 17, 2007 on The Weekly Market Share of Visits Rankings Gay and Lesbian Category (Dawley 2007). Guys4men has about 370000 members and about 97000 of these are in the Philippinesmostly in Metro Manila region.


Several users have been interviewed about their usage of the site. Questions were about messaging, contents of the messages, and the effects on them personally. Several profiles were also evaluated and were observed.Part 3 of this

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