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While in-person social networking, such as gathering in a village market to talk about events has existed since the earliest developments of towns, the Web enables people to connect with others who live in different locations, ranging from across a city to across the world.
Depending on the social media platform, members may be able to contact any other member.
In other cases, members can contact anyone they have a connection to, and subsequently anyone that contact has a connection to, and so on.
Linked In, a career social networking service, generally requires that a member personally know another member in real life before they contact them online.
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For the social science theoretical concept of relationships between people, see Social network.
Such a broad definition would suggest that the telegraph and telephone were social networking services – not the Internet technologies scholars are intending to describe.
ARPANET, LISTSERV, and bulletin board services (BBS).
New social networking methods were developed by the end of the 1990s, and many sites began to develop more advanced features for users to find and manage friends. However, thanks to the nation's high Internet penetration rate, the first mass social networking site was the South Korean service, Cyworld, launched as a blog-based site in 1999 and social networking features added in 2001.
Friendster was followed by My Space and Linked In a year later, and eventually Bebo.
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