Sunday, 22 August 2010

Part 2. What is Social Networking?

A social network is a group of people who are connected in a variety of ways: friendship, work, skills, interests. We do social networking every day, probably without realising it. You know people who in turn know people who you may want to get to know for one reason or another.

Social networking has become synonymous with the use of social media that are freely available on the internet, such as Facebook. These media, however, simply facilitate social networking on a far greater scale than we would normally encounter in our day-to-day lives.