Content sharing and tagging</li></li></ul><li>Social Networks Extend Community:<br />How are social networks redefining community?<br /><ul><li>Remove geographical boundaries
Construct online worlds that adhere to a value system
Allow for as much interaction as the user desires.
Actively seek out those with common interests</li></li></ul><li>Social Networks Challenge Community:<br />Are social networks detracting from the concept of community?<br /><ul><li>Less interpersonal and face-to-face interaction
Decreased engagement in immediate surroundings or existing physical communities
Can increase weak ties and diminish strong ones
As social worlds collide, there’s less of a sense of clear, distinct communities</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion:<br />The development of communities is one of the most elemental facets of human existence. Social networks can function as a tool to support communities and also allow them to exist in ways we’ve never experienced before. However, in using social networks to transform the way we develop communities, we must be vigilant that we keep the basic tenets of community alive. It becomes dangerous and scary when we use technology to erase one of the very things which has helped to sustain human existence. While the concept of social networks is relatively new, it is important to continue to study the impact it has on human life so that the changes it affects are largely positive.<br />
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