social networking


  1. the development of social and professional contacts; the sharing of information and services among people with a common interest.
  2. 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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Other Words From

  • social networker noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of social networking1

First recorded in 1970–75

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Example Sentences

It also shows how social networking services could foster more confrontational tactics by those committed to false ideas about the dangers of immunization as the mass vaccination effort ramps up.

Facebook, the FTC alleges, has a monopoly on social networking.

There’s a ton of promotional techniques, including free activities done through social networking, emailing or cross-promotion.

Nextdoor has built an entire social networking product around neighborhood connections, and as Bloomberg notes, it is looking at an IPO.

However, citing data about usage and reach, the subcommittee report bluntly states, “Facebook has monopoly power in the market for social networking.”

It also found that as age increases, self-disclosure on social networking sites decreases.

And she will—naturally—continue to raise all the awareness possible with the help of her preferred social-networking service.

In February, the social networking service launched a local-language Chinese site.

Separatists had previously denounced the nationwide election in speeches and on their social networking site.

One young Facebook user was arrested for sending an “offensive, indecent or menacing message” on the social networking site.





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