Social networking is generally referred to the structuring of individuals into specific groups – like small communities. Individuals are able to communicate within a social network, make friends and meet like minded people. Basically, a social network allows individuals or organisations to connect with each other based on their interests and similarities.
Although ‘social networking’ is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users and develop friendships and business relationships too.
Social Networking has become a booming industry over the last few years. There has always been sites that allowed people to network, however the popularity has really increased in the past few years. One of the reasons for this could be the wide availablity of broadband internet – but there are obviously many other factors.
Below are some popular social networking sites: