Sunday, July 6, 2008

What Is Social Networking?

An example of a social network diagram. [Image] Social networking websites help people connect with others who share their interests, build online profiles and share media such as photos, music and videos. The idea of social networks has been studied by sociologists for decades as they analyze the ties between people in families, organizations and even in towns or countries. According to Wikipedia:, “Research in a number of academic fields has shown that social networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals succeed in achieving their goals.”

Mark Glaser published Your Guide to Social Networking Online, and it has some great points for you about the history of Social Networking and an excellent overview.
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