social network

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social network

an interconnected group of cooperating significant others, who may or may not be related, with whom a person interacts.

social network

A group of individuals linked by behaviors (e.g., drug abuse), diseases (e.g., a cancer support group), hobbies or lifestyles (e.g., participation in sports or online friendships), family ties, or professions (e.g., nursing).
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A November 2013 presentation by The Infographic Show reported that 67% of people use social networks when they are supposed to be working.
Using online social networks can have a positive effect on self-esteem and well-being.
Social networks hold a plethora of personal information on the users that form the network.
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179) Finally, the court ordered that neither party should "visit the website of the other's social network and post messages purporting to be the other.
A networked self; identity, community and culture on social network sites.
This new social network was developed under the name "Devastator" due to the devastating impact it will have on all existing social networks in both the number of users and earnings it is projected to generate.
69 per cent of respondents declared they use social networks for personal networking purposes and about 77 per cent use social networking to keep in touch with business contacts.
Reports of malware and spam rose 70 percent on social networks in the last 12 months, the security survey reveals.
Summary: Over the years there has been an unprecedented rise in the use of online social networks.
Security professionals understand the risks of social networks better than anyone.