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What Is Social Networking?

Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will.  Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online.


This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other people, to gather and share first-hand information and experiences about cooking, golfing, gardening, developing friendships professional alliances, finding employment, business-to-business marketing and even groups sharing information about baking cookies to the Thrive Movement.  The topics and interests are as varied and rich as the story of our universe. Read More


  

Social media is all the rage these days and Facebook is among the most popular sites, but not everything on Facebook is positive.  

10 Reasons to Leave Facebook
10 Reasons to Leave Facebook

Does Facebook make you feel bad?  Judging from recent research, spending too much time on social networks can make you feel terrible.  

Social Networking: A Time Trap?

Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-the-pan trend?  Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving?

Anonymous Social Networking
What Is Social Networking

If you think you’re hip to your children’s online social habits because you know all about Facebook and Twitter, you’ve got it all wrong.

Eight Scary Social Networking Sites

ARTICLES

Our collection of articles from 2004 to 2015. Some are long, some are short and curiously enough, still apply to many social issues we face today.

How Social Networks Have Changed Our World
How Social Networks Have Changed Our World
Cyber Stalking
10 Reasons to Leave Facebook

Cyber Stalking is a crime. If you know how predators operate you can better protect yourself and your children.

The term social network was originally coined to distinguish between networks that were used for business purposes and those that were used for socializing. The term has been extended to include interactive websites with message boards, chat rooms or the ability to leave comments and have a discussion with other people.


“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively.  Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.”  
-Amy Jo Martin

It’s important for people to talk and get beyond the wall of Facebook and social media.  
-Billy Corgan

Internet Addiction Disorder

Brian Basset, American comic strip artist

IThe internet has made it possible for you and I to get involved with organizations that were designed to improve the lives of the people around us.

Social Sites that Help

Social Networking and Brain Strain

Love and Video Mobile Dating

How Mobile Social Apps Work

 Social App Prices

David Greenfield, PhD., of the Center for Internet Behavior, conducted a study with ABC News dot com in 1999 and is author of Virtual Addiction. He believes that some services available over the Internet have unique psychological properties which induce dissociation, time distortion, and instant gratification, with about 6% of individuals experiencing some significant impact on their lives. However, he says it may not best be seen as an addiction bur rather as a compulsion. Source: Wikipedia 2010. Certain activities performed on websites, especially gaming and social networking sites, has the potential to significantly alter normal functioning of the mind. This is not good news for teenagers and young adults whose minds are still growing.  Read More


Internet Addiction Disorder