Social Networking

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Social Networking Service
A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.


10 Useful Social Networking Statistics for 2014

20 Social Networking Sites for Business Professionals
With the growing use of social networking by business professionals, there is a growing number of social networking sites focused on business users and meeting their needs. Here is a list of 20 social networking sites for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals that are worth a look.

22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014

Better health through social networking
Research shows how the nature of your social network influences your health behavior.

Criticism of Facebook
This whitepaper illustrates the role of Facebook to preserve the privacy of its users.

Don’t mess with social networking: say many students
It’s easier than ever to get to know someone – even in a matter of seconds.

How Obama Tweets: A Behind-The-Scenes Look (VIDEO)
“I’m the master Tweeter!”President Obama can be heard uttering this phrase (in the video above) as he tweets to voters during a Twitter Q&A session, held after a campaign rally in Iowa. The video, posted to the White House’s official channel, offers a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when the leader of the free world tweets.

Impact of the Social Media 2011
This video illustrates a panel discussion moderated by Alec Ross from the Department of State to discuss using social networking tools to create change. (01/28/10)

Kids & Socializing Online
Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it’s important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely.

Latest News on Social Networking

List of social networking websites
Wikipedia list and statistics for hundreds of social networking sites.

NYT: Social Networking
Recent articles on Social Networking from the New York Times.

Pew Internet & American Life Project | Social Networking 
Recent surveys regarding Social Networking from Pew.

Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn – Social Media Stats 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Regulating Social Media
This article shows the future of social media regulation as the government institutions are reshaping the privacy laws to protect the individuals.

Social Ads on Social Media
This article illustrates the collaboration between social network giant Facebook and Nielson, an advertising measurement agency, to promote an effective of growth of social ads.

Social Networking Fact Sheet
Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking.

Social Networking News

Social Networking: News
Latest News of Social Networking from The Guardian.

Social Networking – Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Presentations and reports about social networking.

The 15 Most Popular Social Network Sites (May 2014)
Here are the 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites ranked by a combination of constantly updated traffic statistics.

Video: 10 Social Media Facts and Statistics in USA

Video: Church Social Networking
CNN’s T.J. Holmes reports on how one Atlanta church has embraced social networking tools.