- the development of social and professional contacts; the sharing of information and services among people with a common interest.
- Digital Technology. the use of websites or other online technologies to communicate with people and share information, resources, etc.: I found my current job through social networking.
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Examples from the Web for social networking
With few exceptions, social-networking sites got it right this time, providing useful information and thoughtful commentary.Twitter Explodes Over Boston Bombings, but Cooler Voices Urge Restraint
April 17, 2013
They include Kayak, an online travel broker, and VKontakte, a social-networking site in Russia.Facebook Stock Woes Hurt Market’s View of Other New Tech Companies
June 1, 2012
Social-networking giant Reddit has created a community where kids on the edge can reach out online for help.Reddit Enlists 10,000 Volunteers to Prevent Suicides … They Hope
March 8, 2012
Last year I launched my own Internet company, a social-networking site called ClueHut.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood
January 29, 2012
You don't have to find out the person's password for most social-networking accounts, Lyons reports.Anthony Weiner Photo Scandal: Rep. Says Picture Could Be Him
The Daily Beast
June 1, 2011