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Social Networking


Social networking sites are online communities where people can interact with friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances and others with similar interests. Most social networking sites are Web-based and provide many ways for their users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file-sharing, blogging and discussion groups. Popular social networking sites such as Facebook are being used daily by millions of people and are becoming a part of everyday online activities. Social networking sites provide an immediate and personal way to deliver programs, products and information to individuals or friends within your personal network.

View CDC’s Social Media Public Comment Policy


Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.

CDC Facebook | All CDC Facebook Accounts


GooglePlusWith Google+, you can get closer to the audience by having real conversations with real people. Inspire Google users to recommend content and allow others to follow you on Google+ as well.

CDC Google+


Blogs, or web logs, are regularly updated online journals that almost anyone with an internet connection can use.

List of CDC Blogs


Twitter is an online micro-blogging and social networking Web site that is used to provide information, commentary and descriptions of events and highlight certain content. 

CDC Twitter | All CDC Twitter Accounts | Twitter HashTags


Pinterest is where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love.

CDC Pinterest


Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.

CDC Instagram

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  • Page last reviewed: November 5, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 5, 2015
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