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Social networking service

A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.

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Social network

A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and 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 methods of social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics.

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The Social Network

The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake as the other principals involved in the website's creation.

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Foursquare, stylized as foursquare, is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges".

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Social software

Social software applications include communication tools and interactive tools often based on the Internet. Communication tools typically handle the capturing, storing and presentation of communication, usually written but increasingly including audio and video as well. Interactive tools handle mediated interactions between a pair or group of users. They focus on establishing and maintaining a connection among users, facilitating the mechanics of conversation and talk.

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Social network game

A social network game is a type of online game that is played through social networks, and typically features multiplayer and asynchronous gameplay mechanics. Social network games are most often implemented as browser games, but can also be implemented on other platforms such as mobile devices. They are amongst the most popular games played in the world, with several products with tens of millions of players.

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Social network analysis

Social network analysis (SNA) is the methodical analysis of social networks. Social network analysis views social relationships in terms of network theory consisting of nodes (representing individual actors within the network) and connections or links (which represent relationships between the individuals, such as friendship, kinship, organizational position, sexual relationships, etc.

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Social media marketing

Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites. Social media marketing programs usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it with their social networks. A corporate message spreads from user to user and presumably resonates because it appears to come from a trusted, third-party source, as opposed to the brand or company itself.

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List of social networking websites

This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites. For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites. Please note the list is not exhaustive, and is limited to notable, well-known sites. Contents A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z    References 

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Tagged is a social discovery website based in San Francisco, California, United States, founded in 2004. Tagged allows members to browse the profiles of other members, play games, and share tags and virtual gifts. Tagged says it has 100 million members. As of 28 September 2011 (2011 -09-28), Quantcast reports Tagged monthly unique users at 5.9 million U.S. , and 18.6 million globally. Tagged has acquired the social and instant messaging client Digsby and the gaming application WeGame.

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VK (social network)

VK (Originally VKontakte, Russian: ВКонтакте) is a Russian social network service popular in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Belarus. VK offers a striking similarity in design and functionality to Facebook, and as such has been described as a "Facebook clone. " Like Facebook, VK allows users to message contacts publicly or privately, create groups, public pages and events, make notes, share and tag images and video, and play browser-based games.

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Mobile social network

Mobile social networking is social networking where individuals with similar interests converse and connect with one another through their mobile phone and/or tablet. Much like web-based social networking, mobile social networking occurs in virtual communities. A current trend for social networking websites, such as Facebook, is to create mobile apps to give their users instant and real-time access from their device.

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Social network aggregation

Social network aggregation is the process of collecting content from multiple social network services, such as MySpace or Facebook. The task is often performed by a social network aggregator, which pulls together information into a single location, or helps a user consolidate multiple social networking profiles into one profile.

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The Social Network (soundtrack)

The Social Network is a dark ambient soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for David Fincher's film of the same name. It was released on September 28, 2010. On September 17, a five-track sampler was also made available for free. The film's score bears a similar sound to the previous Reznor/Ross 2008 collaboration, Ghosts I-IV, and even features two slightly reworked tracks from Ghosts.

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Collaboration graph

In mathematics and social science, a collaboration graph is a graph modeling some social network where the vertices represent participants of that network (usually individual people) and where two distinct participants are joined by an edge whenever there is a collaborative relationship between them of a particular kind. Collaboration graphs are used to measure the closeness of collaborative relationships between the participants of the network.

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Distributed social network

A distributed social network is an Internet social network service that is decentralized and distributed across different providers. The emphasis of the distribution is on portability, interoperability and federation capability. It contrasts with social network aggregation services, which are used to manage accounts and activities across multiple discrete social networks.

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Diaspora (social network)

Diaspora (styled DIASPORA*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software. As of March 2012, there were estimated to be more than 375 000 Diaspora accounts. The project was founded in 2010 by four students at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, Dan Grippi, Max Salzberg, and Raphael Sofaer. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned pods which interoperate to form the network.

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The Social Network Song

"The Social Network Song (OH OH - Uh - OH OH)" (originally titled "Facebook Uh, Oh, Oh ") is a song by singer Valentina Monetta. It represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. It failed to qualify for the finals that was held on May 26. It finished in 14th place at the semi-finals with 31 points which was a better result than previous years from the country's participation.

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Path (social network)

Path is a social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices, launched in November 2010. The service aims to be a place where users can share with their close friends and family. Dave Morin, Co-founder and CEO, says: “Our long-term grand vision here is to build a network that is very high quality and that people feel comfortable contributing to at any time.

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Facebook diplomacy

The term Facebook diplomacy was coined sometime in October 2008 in casual notes exchanged on Twitter, in connection to U.S. President Barack Obama's electoral political campaign's keen use of Facebook and other social network websites.

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Social network analysis software

Social network analysis software (SNA software) facilitates quantitative or qualitative analysis of social networks, by describing features of a network, either through numerical or visual representation. Networks can consist of anything from families, project teams, classrooms, sports teams, legislatures, nation-states, disease vectors, membership on networking websites like Twitter or Facebook, or even the Internet.

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Fab. com (originally Fabulis. com) is an e-commerce company focused on design across all price points and all verticals that offers daily flash sales of design items and longer-term curated sales based on specific themes.

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International Network for Social Network Analysis

The International Network for Social Network Analysis is the professional association of social network analysis. The rapid increase in awareness of social networks, social network software, and social networking has led to lively discussions and influence beyond sheer numbers.

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Online vetting

Online vetting, also known as cyber-vetting is increasingly being used by potential employers and other acquaintances to vet people's online presence or "internet reputation" ("netrep") on social network services such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo, and LinkedIn. Employers may check profiles, posts, and photographs for indications that the candidate is unsuitable.

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The Sphere (social network)

The-Sphere. com is a social network service. It was founded in December 2008 by David Manoukian.

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Ross Speck

Ross V. Speck, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and family therapist. He has a strong interest in sociology and anthropology and has done research in family therapy of schizophrenia, drugs, depression, and adolescents. He was one of the "first generation" of family therapists and a founder of the Family Institute of Philadelphia. http://www. familyinstituteofphila. org/about. html In addition, he is the originator of NetWork Therapy. http://lainginstitut. ch/cv/rossvspeck.

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Social network advertising

Social network advertising is a term that is used to describe a form of Online advertising that focuses on social networking sites. One of the major benefits of advertising on a social networking site is that advertisers can take advantage of the users demographic information and target their ads appropriately.

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Social network change detection

Social network change detection (SNCD)| is a process of monitoring social networks to determine when significant changes to their organizational structure occur and what caused them. This scientific approach combines analytical techniques from social network analysis with those from statistical process control. SNCD can be used to detect when significant changes occur in a network.

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Use of social network websites in investigations

Social network services are increasingly being used in legal and criminal investigations. Information posted on sites such as MySpace, Orkut and Facebook has been used by police and university officials to prosecute users of said sites. In some situations, content posted on MySpace has been used in court to determine an appropriate sentence based on a defendant's attitude.

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Social network hosting service

A social network hosting service is a web hosting service that specifically hosts the user creation of web-based social networking services, alongside related applications. Such services are also known as vertical social networks due to the creation of SNSes which cater to specific user interests and niches; like larger, interest-agnostic SNSes, such niche networking services may also possess the ability to create increasingly niche groups of users.

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Semantic Social Network

A semantic social network is the result of the application of Semantic Web technologies to social networks and online social media.

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Comparison of social networking software

[edit] Social Network Engine Comparison Social Network Engines or Social Engines provide the basis for community driven content and social/business networking.

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List of network scientists

This is a list of individuals who research social and other complex networks. Individuals are categorized based upon their background and training.

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Commonground (social network)

commonground is a global social network for environmental and property due diligence professionals, including lenders, attorneys, health and safety, insurance providers, appraisers, state and local government, industry leaders, and market experts. Content includes discussion forums, blogs, resource library, calendar, jobs board, service provider directory and the Due Diligence University.

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Gender differences in social network service use

Men and women use social network services (SNSs) differently and in different frequencies. In general, several researchers have found that women tend to use SNSs more than men and for different and more social purposes.

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Social network automation

Social Network Automation refers to tools that are used to semi/automate the process of posting content to social networking and social bookmarking websites. Tools can range from mostly manual and free to semi-automated tools which are either commercial standalone software or paid subscriptions.

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Social network consolidator

A social network consolidator is a web site or service that consolidates all of an individuals web site links into one easy to use interface. There are many social network, Photo, and Blog sites in which an individual might have a presence to express themselves. An examples would be: MySpace or Facebook account to express your personal interests, LinkedIn or Plaxo for business contact management, Flickr for web photo album, and Blogger for online Blog conversations.

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Rumor spread in social network

Rumor is an important form of social communications, and spread of rumors plays a significant role in a variety of human affairs. There are two rumor models that are widely used, i.e. DK model and MK model. Particularly, we can view rumor spread as a stochastic process in social networks.

List of accolades received by The Social Network

The Social Network is a 2010 film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. As of February 27th, 2011, the film has received 126 awards from 214 nominations.

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