Social Networks

Social Networks

A Social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors and is a set of the dyadic ties between these actors. There are a many difference types of social networks, communications, community, and social capital to name a few.

About Social Networks

A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the dyadic ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics. Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology, sociology, statistics, and graph theory. Georg Simmel authored early structural theories in sociology emphasizing the dynamics of triads and 'web of group affiliations.' Jacob Moreno is credited with developing the first sociograms in the 1930s to study interpersonal relationships.

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