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.
Blogs, or web logs, are regularly updated online journals that almost anyone with an internet connection can use.
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.
Pinterest is where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love.
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