What does social network mean?

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  1. social network(Noun)

    A network of personal or business contacts, especially as facilitated by social networking on the Internet.


  1. Social network

    A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors and a complex set of the dyadic ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics. Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology, sociology, statistics, and graph theory. Georg Simmel authored early structural theories in sociology emphasizing the dynamics of triads and "web of group affiliations." Jacob Moreno is credited with developing the first sociograms in the 1930s to study interpersonal relationships. These approaches were mathematically formalized in the 1950s and theories and methods of social networks became pervasive in the social and behavioral sciences by the 1980s. Social network analysis is now one of the major paradigms in contemporary sociology, and is also employed in a number of other social and formal sciences. Together with other complex networks, it forms part of the nascent field of network science.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social network in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social network in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Greene:

    After watching The Social Network, I instantly knew we had to build something.

  2. Camille Rumani:

    United States's about the whole experience -- getting inside other cultures and making real personal connections, one of the very best places to do that I think has always been' around the table.' It's the original social network.

  3. Roberta Manzillo:

    We have appealed to the right-to-be-forgotten law. Facebook was immediately ordered to remove the content from its social network platform and to remove every post or publication containing images (photos and/or video) that refer specifically to the person.

  4. Ajamu Loving:

    There's a word of mouth aspect to it, all the ads you see for financial help on TV show advisers as being part of your family - it becomes very personal. If your social network has fewer of these people, then you aren't as likely to find people who can build these outcomes.

  5. Harry Sarfo:

    For America and Canada, it’s much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb – they have open gun policies, they say ‘We can radicalize them easily, and if they have no prior record, they can buy guns, so we don’t need to have no contact man who has to provide guns for them.’.

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