Research on Influence of Network Effect on Service Demand for Social Media Products and Optimization Strategy


  • Xinchen Lu



Network Effect; Service Demand; Social Media Products; Optimization Strategy.


In the digital era, social media platforms have emerged as fundamental tools for communication, information dissemination, and influence on consumer behavior, marking a significant shift in the landscape of both personal and professional interactions. The critical role of network effects, where the value of a service amplifies as its user base expands, is central to understanding this transformation. This paper delves into the impact of network effects on service demand within social media, identifying both the opportunities for growth and the challenges, such as platform saturation and misinformation. Through a structured exploration that includes case studies of leading platforms like Facebook, this research highlights the strategies employed to harness positive network effects while mitigating negative ones. The investigation reveals the dual nature of network effects and how they contribute to the rapid proliferation of social media, alongside presenting obstacles such as user retention and the quality of user-generated content. It further examines how platforms leverage data analytics, enhance user experience, and innovate to sustain growth and engage users effectively. The findings suggest that while network effects can drive platform expansion and engagement, they necessitate nuanced strategies to manage potential downsides.


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How to Cite

Lu, X. (2024). Research on Influence of Network Effect on Service Demand for Social Media Products and Optimization Strategy. Highlights in Business, Economics and Management, 35, 306-311.