|Title of host publication||The Wiley‐Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 4 2017|
Social networking sites (SNSs) are web‐based services that allow Internet users to establish and sustain connections, debate social and political issues, interact professionally, and educate and entertain themselves. The emergence of SNSs as a global social phenomenon, their popularity, and their pervasiveness has generated considerable cross‐disciplinary research on their socio-cultural, psychological, economic, and other implications.
- computer‐mediated communication
- digital media
- internet use
- social networking sites
- social networks