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Social network (disambiguation)

A social network is a theoretical concept in the social sciences, particularly sociology and anthropology, referring to a social structure made up of individuals or organizations.

Social network may also refer to:




  • Community network, is a term used broadly to indicate the use of networking technologies by, and for, a local community
  • Social networking service, services which act as online sites to connect people with similar interests
  • Distributed social network, is an Internet social networking service that is decentralized and distributed across different providers
  • Social network game, online games where many people can play at once
  • List of social networking websites, a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see List of online dating websites)
  • Social network aggregation, the process of collecting content from multiple social networking services
  • Social network automation, refers to tools that are used to semi/automate the process of posting content to social networking and social bookmarking websites
  • Social network/social media marketing, a multifaceted, orchestrated marketing and advertising practices and Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0
  • Social networking spam, is spam directed at users of internet social networking services


  • Enterprise social networking, focuses on the use of online social networks or social relations among people who share business interests and/or activities.
  • Professional network service, (or, in an internet context, simply professional network) is a type of social network service that is focused solely on interactions and relationships of a business nature
  • Business networking, is an activity in which groups of like-minded businesspeople recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities