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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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For a graph showing global social network users by region, please visit: http://blogs.
Furthermore, the size of an enterprise also appears to heavily influence the development of a corporate social network, as the largest proportion of small-size enterprises are less likely to pursue this endeavor, but medium and large-size enterprises have at least begun their development and are moving toward full development.
Embarkons is a social network to discuss, share and build ideas.
Certainly it is nice to have friends, even virtual ones, and social networks seem to have reached the point of "critical mass" and are here to stay, at least until a new innovative use of the Web evolves.
Just 14% confine their social network use to their lunch period or other unpaid time, meaning that employers are paying considerable sums for ostensible work time spent on personal matters.
Moreover, using a social network identity means users don't have to remember rarely used passwords or endure convoluted password reset processes when they forget them.
This momentary increase in self-esteem leads them to display less self-control after browsing a social network," they added.
This exploitation process is aided by the inability of users (and their stored objects) to determine the legitimacy of content flowing through the social network.
In the author's opinion, the term social networks better describes engagements that occur with the listening and sharing of ideas, videos, and links on social networking sites.
My first venture into social network sites began about five years ago, in 2005, with the professional social networking site LinkedIn.
The members of Corporate Grapevine are the force behind this free social network website.
hold that there is an ongoing challenge in adapting social network approaches to the study of social computing, and examine the interplay between positive and negative links in social media.