Social Networks – UMaine
Social Networks are groups that individuals join to meet and share ideas, hobbies or special interests. Unlike physical social networks, these online communities may be spread across the globe.
The most widely used Social Network site is Facebook with over 7 million users. Social Network sites allow users to create an online profile and connect with other people either by posting a public profile or a closed space that can be used only by known friends and family. These people are in turn all “linked” to each other.
Generally a person shares their interests and can add links or photographs and even blog entries.