Definition of social networking in English:

social networking

noun

  • [mass noun] The use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to one's own.

    • ‘The point of social networking is that people stay in touch.’
    • ‘Rather, online social networking is an opportunity to rethink the concept of surveillance.’
    • ‘Others are using more email marketing and utilizing social networking.’
    • ‘In the following, I will call attention to two aspects of surveillance in the context of online social networking which are missing or underdeveloped in the previously discussed concepts.’
    • ‘You're visiting a site and maybe it's one that you get e-mail, weekly newsletters from, versus social networking.’
    • ‘In the UK, the ubiquity of mobile phones has accompanied the explosion in social networking.’
    • ‘This is social networking - often at no cost - for the masses.’
    • ‘Much ink, electronic and atomic, has been expended on the subject of social networking and web 2.0.’
    • ‘But both sites have at their heart not the music or the photos but social networking and the sharing of personal information.’
    • ‘With fewer signs, the Yoon campaign instead touts its expertise with online tools and social networking to reach voters.’
    • ‘From AP's Justin Pope, I learned that Lycos is repurposing its varied properties into a destination site for social networking.’
    • ‘I have to admit I've reconnected with several old friends by finding them or being found on social networking sites.’
    • ‘The episode demonstrates the extent to which the administration views social networking as a new arrow in its diplomatic quiver.’
    • ‘Social networking is one of the biggest trends on the Web, with hundreds of millions of people participating.’
    • ‘Social networking has become one of the fastest-growing internet trends of the past two years.’
    • ‘However, despite the nation's apparent ease with social networking, many people doubted the true identity of their online " friends ".’
    • ‘So you are talking about several well-established sites that are also launching social networking.’
    • ‘What other business models appear in the third space, aside from those we have already seen in social networking today?’
    • ‘My poorly made point was not that internet-based social networking does not exist, it plainly does.’
    • ‘He reckons the gaming industry is being reinvented by social networking.’

Pronunciation:

social networking

/ˌsəʊʃəlˈnɛtwɜːkɪŋ/