In case you have been in a cave, social networking is the dissemination of information to subscribers on a web site or mobile device. People are linked together in groups enabling them to share stories, photos, and video with each other. Planners can use social networks to disperse materials on the web and garner feedback from citizens. Community members who join your network can reply to your information with ease. Social networks drive virtual traffic to your web site for specific purposes such as surveys, FAQs, visualization, and mapping components of the project. In several cases it has greatly effected the level and quality of civic involvement.
Social networking is gaining traction. It changes the way we share information and communicate with our friends. It provides the opportunity to meet people we might not ever come across in the physical world. Now we can track our proximity to just about anything on our cell phones. As a result, our physical and virtual worlds have become seamlessly blended.