A '''social network''' is a social structure of a [[Community|community]]. It consists of nodes, agents or individuals which are connected by a specific type of relationship, such as friendship, kinship or following. In its simplest form, a social network is simply a set of specific [[Link|links]], which correspond to friends or followers, between a set of social objects, such as persons. This set can be described as a graph or network. Followers of a certain person, individual or node can develop (or appear as) a kind of [[Hive mind|hive mind]]. Bonds and links in a social network are created and maintained by sharing and exchanging [[Gift|gifts]]. People share in social networks to strengthen bonds and to achieve a certain status, for example having more followers. == Links == * Wikipedia link for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network social network] [[Category:Systems]] [[Category:Complex Systems]] [[Category:Social Systems]]
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