Social Network

group of individuals or organizations that are connected through relationships / interactions

connections / interactions based on: shared values common goals social, professional, personal ties


face to face virtual network in specific context and domain

structure and hierarchy number and type of connections

Social Relations

Social relations refer to the patterns of interactions, connections, and relationships between individuals or organizations within a social network

structure, type, and number of connections can all influence social relations

Building Blocks of Social Relations

Communication Shared Values and Interests Trust Empathy Social Norms and Rules Reciprocity Network Structure


see also: Dunbar’s Number Social Groups