Social networking refers to the use of internet-based platforms and apps to connect with friends, family, and other people who share similar interests or activities. These platforms can include social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as professional networking sites like LinkedIn. Social networking allows users to share information, ideas, and content, and to communicate with one another through text, images, and videos. It also enables users to create and join groups, events, and communities based on shared interests.