A social networking site is an online community that enables people to connect with others that they would have been unlikely to otherwise meet. The term "social networking" refers to the practice of expanding social contacts by making connections through other people.
Social networking sites provide platforms for two or more users from anywhere across the globe to build social relations with one another. These social relations are often built through mutual friends, shared interests and/or shared activities. Social network sites also enable users to share ideas, activities, resources, events and interests within their individual networks.
Internet users are able to create profiles that contain various bits of information on themselves, post blog entries, post announcements, search for others with similar interests, and compile and share lists of contacts with other people.
(About social networking was created at Tyndale University. Permission to use was given by Mark Mueller.)
The following is a list of links to some of the popular social networking tools on the internet.
(Social networking tools was created at Tyndale University. Permission to use was given by Mark Mueller.)