Overview#Social Networks or Social Networking Service, is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
A Social Networks consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his or her social links, and a variety of additional services.
Social Networks sites are typically web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, to create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system.
Well Know #Popular methods now combine many of these, with American-based services such as:
Widely used worldwide
- Nexopia in Canada;
- Vkontakte (Russia)
- Delphi, Draugiem.lv (Latvia)
- Hyves (The Netherlands)
- iWiW Hungary)
- Nasza-Klasa (Poland)
- Soup (Austria)
- Glocals in Switzerland
- The Sphere
- StudiVZ (Germany)
- Tuenti (mostly in Spain)
- Xanga and XING in parts of Europe
- Hi5 and Orkut in South America and Central America
- Mxit in Africa
- Cyworld, Mixi, Orkut, Renren, Friendster, Sina Weibo and Wretch in Asia and the Pacific Islands.