A Social Network, Part 5

by The H.E.A.T. Exchange

One of the key aspects of a social network is community: a group of people sharing common goals or desires.

Social networks are casually referred to as platforms in some circles. Actually, this is not far from what is needed by any community: a platform outlining the constraints on behavior.

Once a social network decides on a platform, new members of the community will need to conduct themselves within those constraints. Anything short of that and community members will lose faith in the social network.

Social networks are about interaction amongst members of that community. Interaction is, by far, the most important aspect of a social network after people. 

A community must have people to exist, but those people must interact in order for that community to survive.