A social network is a dedicated website or application developed and created to bring people together, making communication all around the world possible. People join social networks to keep in touch with family, friends, classmates and to even make new friends. Social networking can also be used for business purposes.
There are different types of social networks, each having their own purpose. A high number of people use these services for personal use, while others are used more for business and professional reasons. Some of the more popular social networks, as of 2014, include Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.