CAP Glossary

Social Network

A social network is a website that facilitates interpersonal relationships online. Two of the most common social networks today are Myspace and Facebook, although there are literally hundreds of copycats and alternatives on the web. Most social networks share some similar attributes, such as the ability to publish a biography, upload pictures, and collect friends in to “friends lists”. Other elements vary from platform to platform, but usually include features such as the ability to publish a blog, comment on other user's profiles, and send messages through the site. Social networks can be useful places for affiliates to find people that might be interested in your website, but be cautious, social networks are aggressive against spammers. Social networks can also be good places to find other affiliates and to find personal friendships.