Many of us have heard about Social networking but are not quite sure what it means.
A social network is a map of all the relevant ties between the nodes being studied. The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors. These concepts are often displayed in a social network diagram, where nodes are the points and ties are the lines.
Social Network Diagram
*Definition & Social Network Program from Wikipedia
In other words, Social Networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighbourhood subdivision. Websites are commonly used in online social networking and these websites are known as social sites. Examples of social networking websites are Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, Plaxo etc.
One of the fantastic thing about social networking is you could develop an online friendship with individual or groups in different countries. There is no barriers of make new friends and you might learn and share new things and cultures with your new friends.
As an online marketer, you can also utilize social networking and consider it as a platform to announce yourself and your internet business. Through social networking, you can easily meet other like-minded people sharing the same interests and join groups.