Sociology - Social networking

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A social network is a social structure made up of a set of individuals or organizations and the dyadic ties between them. Social Networking is the grouping of individuals or organizations that have common objectives, interests and or activities. Social Networking exists as personal and direct social ties that link individuals who share similar values and beliefs.

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INTRODUCTIONAsocial networkis asocial structuremade up of a set of individuals or organizations and thedyadicties between them.Social Networking is the grouping of individuals or organizations that have common objectives, interests and or activities. Social Networking exists as personal and direct social ties that link individuals who share similar values and beliefs. Social Networking also exists in impersonal, formal, and instrumental forms. However Social Networking of today has reached new levels. Before the Internet Boom, Social Networking was restricted to Festivals and Social occasions like Marriages, Birthday's, Religious Meetings, Conventions, Kitty Parties, Seminars, Exhibitions, Functions, Multi Level Marketing Meetings etc. It was common for people to interact with each other under such platforms. One came to know about their neighbors or acquaintances within such Social Congregations. However, in modern times Social Networking has got a new meaning and a new repute. Though the meaning or definition of Social Networking is still the same but it has acquired a new shape. Initially Social Networking was promoted through Chat Rooms and Messengers which included the likes of Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger etc. and at the same time or so emerged Online Forums, Groups, Communities etc. There are three general levels into which networks may fall:micro-level,meso-level, andmacro-level.Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherentlyin

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