A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors such as individuals or organizations , sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors. The social network perspective provides a set of methods for analyzing the structure of whole social entities as well as a variety of theories explaining the patterns observed in these structures. 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.
We've all heard about the pre-Internet era, when seeing simulated sex involved actually going out to a movie theater. Back then, porn was a communal experience. Pinsex apparently wants to bring that back. Modeled after Pinterest, Pinsex is a "free adult social network" that stresses the social aspect of sharing and viewing XXX-rated photos and videos online.
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I'd like to introduce Violet Blue , our newest Tech Broiler guest columnist. You might remember when I had Violet as a podcast subject when we discussed the various control mechanisms for restricting explicit content and ebooks on Apple's devices during the launch of the iPad back in March of this year. My intention is for Violet to add some badly-needed "spice" to our frequently bland tech topics and continue the tradition of edginess which until now, has had a very male-oriented spin. For her first ZDNet article, Violet will be discussing recent developments with Faceporn, a new adult-oriented social network that is now at legal loggerheads with FaceBook -- Jason.