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 number of social-networking Web sites already exist, providing proof of concept.
Participants in social-networking software are not interrupted when their referral network is traversed; they do not have to answer a phone call or email.
Social-networking sites like Facebook, which typically use a university or college email address to verify a user's identity and LinkedIn, a site used for business networking, tended to be more secure than more open social-networking sites.
SocialTree is among the latest entrants in the booming online social-networking sector, where, according to USA Today, sites are now "leveraging new technologies to solve an old problem: connecting for romance or business.

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