Social networking sites (SNS) were created following the development of the arpanet, to later become known as the internet. Initially, an SNS was defined as a virtual community that offered its members the ability to network and share media content. Unlike websites that connect people based on a specific interest, (i.e.forum on a health related concern, gambling, or restaurants) SNS focuses on establishing connections between people. SNS are currently considered a global consumer phenomenon.
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