For a list of services, see List of social networking websites.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is an online platform which people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
In addition, business networking brings with it the added advantage of recommendation and personal introduction, which are always very helpful for developing business opportunities.
For the social science theoretical concept of relationships between people, see Social network.
Depending on the social media platform, members may be able to contact any other member.
Based on the six degrees of separation concept (the idea that any two people on the planet could make contact through a chain of no more than five intermediaries), social networking establishes interconnected online communities (sometimes known as social graphs) that help people make contacts that would be good for them to know, but that they would be unlikely to have met otherwise.
Chat, meet new mates, choose a life partner or just flirt without serious intent.
Here you can meet more people of different preferences, tastes, ages and locations and get a life full of new exciting impressions.
The variety of stand-alone and built-in social networking services currently available online introduces challenges of definition; however, there are some common features: Most social-network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as by e-mail, by instant messaging and through online forums. They can incorporate a range of new information and communication tools, operating on desktop and laptops, mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones, and featuring digital photo/video/sharing and "web logging" diary entries online (blogging).
social-network services, though in a broader sense, a social-network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered.