Social Networking


Social Networking: Cast Your Social Net on the Web

You’ve undoubtedly heard the names Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster thrown around in recent years. These sites are examples of online social networks, and are a tiny fraction of the number of similar sites taking root on the Web. We're all familiar with social networks offline; they could be one’s professional contacts, college friends, or family members. Online social networks take this idea of connecting with others and make it digital. Whether it’s for fun, business, romance, or any other reason, more and more people are interacting over the Net. To learn more about this phenomenon, and to do some networking of your own, use the resources provided in this guide. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Basics of Social Networking

Joining an online social network is pretty simple. In general, you’ll go to the site, create ... read more »

Choosing a Social Network

There are many ways to get involved in the social Web. With so many sites out there, the hardest ... read more »

Social Networking Safety Tips

Anytime you put personal information into the public domain you run the risk of that personal ... read more »

The Latest Social Networking News

When a new site strikes gold with an idea, waves of imitators and innovators follow with hopes of ... read more »

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