social networking

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social networking (uncountable)

  1. The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest.
  2. The use of social contacts to network.
  3. (Internet, business) The use of Internet communities to network and communicate using shared interests, related skills, or geographical location between consumers and businesses.
  4. (Internet) Interaction with other people via a social network
    • 2008, Don Philabaum, Alumni Online Engagement, →ISBN, page 127:
      Should you spend too much time purchasing and installing social networking software and only have 20 percent of your alumni registered, you are wasting your time and money.
    • 2011, Hart-Davis, iMac Portable Genius, →ISBN:
      As much as possible, avoid the following: • Installing unfamiliar software from shady sources, such as websites you've never heard of or applications posted to forums. • Installing social networking plug-ins.
    • 2012, Catheryn Cheal, Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education, →ISBN:
      The Internet provides an abundant amount of software to access Twitter broadcasts and many mobile phones contain pre-installed social networking applications on the device; however, in this study, students mainly used the Internet to view tweets.
    • 2015, George Leal Jamil, Handbook of Research on Information Architecture and Management in Modern Organizations, →ISBN:
      These Social Web Applications can be public, such as Delicious, Facebook, Flickr, SWiK, Twitter, and YouTube, or private, such as a locally-installed social networking engine Elgg.