A social network is a social structure of individuals that are linked in one or more ways. Like friendship, financial exchange, group membership, or family ties. Online social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook enable social networks to form and grow. However, it’s important to note that some of us did have friends before the advent of social networking sites.
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- A Young Entrepreneur Deals with Copyright Woes on Her YouTube ChannelAt age 14, Marina López Aísa of Spain created Navhy, a YouTube channel with subtitled videos that showcase the lyrics of top American hits in both English and Spanish. Two years and 20 million online visits later, she has had to put Navhy on the back burner because of copyright issues. She talks to KWHS about her latest projects as a technology entrepreneur.
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- Checking In with a Guy behind New Technologies for the Golden State WarriorsAs California’s Golden State Warriors professional basketball team moves its way through the NBA playoffs after finishing off a remarkable regular season, KWHS takes you behind the scenes with Daniel Brusilovsky, the team’s digital initiatives lead. Brusilovsky, a teen tech whiz who now, at 22, has landed a "dream" job with the Warriors, explains beacon technology and why it’s important to start learning and doing.
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