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The Cyber Citizen’s Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Internet Law for Your Professional Online Presence by Joy R. Butler

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SOCIAL NETWORKING SITESAND USER GENERATED CONTENT

12.1. What Is a Social Networking Site?

A social networking site is an online community of people who share common interests and activities. Most social networking sites are web-based and allow users to interact through email, instant messaging, and online forums.

People use social networking to expand their business associations and personal networks. There are hundreds of social networking sites. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube are among the most popular.

Your participation in a social networking site typically begins by your becoming a member and creating an online ...

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