Linux is proven as the dominant operating system used by the most popular social networking sites and now experts are saying that the ‘Social Media Phase Of The Internet’ Is Over. That messaging is the new social media. Messaging and mobile moved into the enterprise in a big way.[1. The ‘Social Media Phase Of The Internet’ Is Over.] If their predictions are correct then Linux is will be the main player again with 81 percent of world smartphone market which isn’t surprising since Linux won the social web.
Some people are thinking don’t you mean “Android”, yes I do. Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and now developed by Google.[3. Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel .] For those of you wondering about the free software foundations perspective on Android you can read Android and Users’ Freedom.
The big social networking platforms are mature so lets enjoy looking at the stats and see if you have done any of your online computing using Linux. Heres the current list of the top 15 social networking sites.[2. top 15 social networking sites.] Only 2 out of the top 15 weren’t using Linux, one of them is unknown and Im too lazy to find out and the other was using Citrix Netscaler.
Are you a proud internet Linux user, if so leave a comment listing any of the services you use below.
Isn’t it wonderful that we do so much of our computing online using a stable, secure and fast operating system.