Social networking theory is a discipline that attempts to understand how people use social media to communicate.
Its proponents say social networking helps people connect with each other, but its critics say it can also promote negative behaviour.
Social networking theorists have been grappling with these issues for decades.
The debate has also been contested by the media, which has accused them of “caving in to pressure” to create a new type of social network.
In this article, we examine the new theory of social networking, which attempts to answer questions about how people communicate, and to understand why they do so.
We look at the relationship between the concept of social media and the different types of communication that are used by people.
We also examine some recent developments in the field.
We argue that the theory of networking, like all theories of communication, should be developed on the basis of empirical research, which is what it is today.
In particular, we suggest that there are several theoretical frameworks that can be used to understand the interaction between social networks and the types of interactions they are used for.
We start by defining what social networking is and why people use it, and we conclude with an account of the different kinds of communication.