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Social Networking

Quialetta Harris

Introduction to Computer Literacy

LaMeika Gupton

October 7, 2013

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    Social networking is basically a platform to build social networks or social relations among

people who share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. Social networking

consists of the user creating a profile of his/her social links, and other additional services.

    Most social networking sites are web-based which means people can interact over the

Internet, such as emailing and instant messaging other users. Social networking provides a

variety of services, for example, online community which usually means the services are group

centered. Social networking sites also allow their user’s to share ideas, pictures, posts, activities,

events, and interests with other user’s in their network.

    The main types of social networking contain categories like places (former school or

classmates), a way to connect with friends (self-description page), and recommended links to

trust. Some popular American-based social networking sites that are used worldwide that

combine many of these services are Facebook, Google+, tumblr, and Twitter.

    Since social media is becoming more widely used an increasing number of manufacturers are

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looking more closely into the use of social media (Doyle, Kerry 2013). As social media

continues to play pivotal role in our day to day commerce, it offers shoppers valuable resources,

from product evaluations and opinions to...

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