Social Networking

Facts and Information

The Basics of Social Networks

Social networking is the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with others users, or to find people with similar interests to oneself. Within the past few years, social media sites have taken the Internet by storm, but not many use or understand precautions when on such sites.

Advantages vs. Disadvantages

Social media has many admirable traits, such as you can connect to long distance friends and family, you can be updated on the lives of your favorite celebrities, or it can target a wide audience, making it a useful and effective recruitment tool. But with the good, comes the bad. Social networking opens up the possibility of hackers to commit fraud and identity theft, possible corporate invasion of privacy, and , the most controversial topic, cyber bullying.

As of April 2014, 87% of all online participants use social media sites.

Examples of Social Media Websites:

Think Time: Teens and Social Media

The video below provides statistics of social media and provides factual information about the dangers of social networking.
Think Time Teens And Social Networks

Social Networking Conference

XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 at 9:30am to Sunday, June 28th 2015 at 12:30pm

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel of Brighton, UK

The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official annual conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). INSNA currently has over 1,000 members and more people than ever are interested in attending and presenting their work at Sunbelt conferences. For additional information visit their website:

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