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isited on 30-12-2008).

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CBS (2008), Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek.
(visited on 07-12-2008)

CERN (2003), CERN celebrates web anniversary.
(visited on 30-12-2008).

De Telegraaf (2008), Nederland telt meeste leden netwerksites
(visited on 02-01-2009) (2008), Groei: verdrievoudigd in een jaar tijd.
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Tables, figures and pictures

Table 1: Percentage of Hyves users in the Netherlands (Source: STIR, 2008)
Table 2: Statistics about Hyves and members (Source: STIR, 2008)

Figure 1: Timeline birth of some of the major SNS (Source: boyd & Ellison, 2008)
Figure 2: Geographical spread of our Hyves-network (Source: J. Buschenhenke)
Figure 3: Networks of the six friends who live in Groningen (Source: J. Buschenhenke)
Figure 4: Network of the six friends who do not live in Groningen (Source: J. Buschenhenke)
Figure 5: Results of the small survey (Source: W. Horrevorts)

Picture Globalization: SXC (2008), Stock. Xchng
(visited on 2-12-2008).

Picture World Wide Web 2.0: Angermeier (2005)
(visited on 30-12-2008)

Picture Hyves: Hyves (2008)
(visited on 23-12-2008)



Email correspondence with T. Rottenberg, staff member of Hyves. December 2008

Rottenberg, T. (2008) Information document ‘Tekst studenten van Hyves’.