Social capital refers to the resources and benefits that come from social networks it also refers to the potential of individuals to secure benefits and invent solutions to problems through membership in social networks

all the tangible and intangible resources available in a social network. encompasses norms, trust, relationships


  1. Bonding → within a group; support, sense of belonging, trust, strong ties
  2. Bridging → between groups,
  3. Linking → between groups and institutions such as media or the govt