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Aug 17, 2007
We all heard about Social Networking, but do you know what it really means. If someone asked you to define it, would you be able to give an accurate definition? Maybe you can, unfortunately, most individuals cannot even they have participated in some form of social networking especially online.

After join in several social networking online, I learnt that social networking is grouping of individuals together into specific groups, often like a small community or a neighborhood.

It is possible in person; especially in schools or in the workplace, but the most popular one is online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the Internet is filling with millions, it is the place for individuals who are seeking for variety information, looking for to meet other Internet users and develop friendships etc.

When it comes to social networking online, websites are in using, we call them "social networking websites".

This type of websites in a way just like an online community, community members share a common bond, whether it is hobbies, business, religion or politics. Once you started to access to a social networking website, you can begin to socialize and promote your things. The way of socialization includes reading community member's profiles or profile pages; you can even contact them.

Speaking of benefits that you will get in social networking online, making many friends is one of them. Another one is diversity. Unlike in most schools or workplaces, the Internet gives individuals opportunity to meet people from all around the world. This means that although you are in the United States, you can develop an online friendship with someone in Japan or England. Not only will you make a new friend, you will also learn some other new things, such as a new culture.

As mentioned earlier, social networking often involves grouping specific individuals or organizations together. Some of them will focus more on a particular area and others are not.

You will see those websites that are not focus on a particular area normally will offer an open membership, which means anyone can become a member, no matter what your business, hobbies, beliefs or views are.

Once you are inside the online community, you can begin to create your own network and build your own friends, add those people who meet your criteria to your contact list and eliminating others that do not meet your criteria.

Speaking of the dangers to social networking online, here are the things you should keep in mind and be alert all the time - online predators or individuals who claim to be someone that they are not.

You should understand dangers do not only exist in the real world; it also exists with networking online. Once you aware of your surroundings and know who you are talking to, you should be able to enjoy it safely.

After you have learned everything about social networking online, you can start your internet search, find those social networking online websites, join the communities and have fun.
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Ann Liu, internet marketer and author of "Online Profiting: Easy Ways To Start and Build Your Own Online Business". To learn how YOU too can succeed in Internet and affiliate marketing, please visit http://Marketingbyann.com
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