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Table 1 Different generations of Online Social Networks and their main characteristics

From: How migrants manifest their transnational identity through online social networks: comparative findings from a case of Koreans in Germany

  Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0
Platform type Membership-based websites/blogs Group communities among the members of widespread global portals and social media Global social media
Message style Long, descriptive, written style of language Mid-to Long, relatively concise, mixed style of written/spoken language Short, abstracted, usually spoken/informal style of language
Audience Focused members in the closed group Members and some related users open to public
Accessibility Restricted Somewhat restricted Unrestricted