Is youtube part of 'social networking'

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Is youtube part of the social networking niche?

or it it is more towards social media ?

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the reason being, i want to create some social networking articles (on a blog), and don't want to mislead people by stating youtube as social networking, if it isnt.
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  • Profile picture of the author warezQQ
    Yes, most affiliate networks consider youtube traffic as social traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Networking_now
    the reason being, i want to create some social networking articles (on a blog), and don't want to mislead people by stating youtube as social networking, if it isnt.
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  • Profile picture of the author benson50
    OF COURSE YOU-TUBE IS A GREAT SOCIAL NETWORKING AT THIS ERA..GENERALLY IT IS FOUND THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE VISIT THIS SITE EVERYDAY.SO,IF YOU CAN SERVE YOUR VIDEO ,AS MUCH AS PEOPLE WILL LIKE IT,YOU WILL GET TOO MUCH RESPONSE FROM THEM...i THINK NOTHING IS PERFECT AS IT AS IT IS WORLDWIDE SPREADING...
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  • Profile picture of the author iknowhow
    It is a social networking site, but it's much more than just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chadleystar
    you tube is a form or social networking or relaying information to the social communities.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      It can be, especially if you build up a channel around your business, encourage and respond to comments, comment on other people's videos, promote your channel on FB and Twitter, and make use of the various social interactions that Youtube allows.

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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Because of the ability for users to post comments, it's loosely part of social
        networking but I wouldn't consider that YouTube's main focus. It's more of
        a media platform IMO.

        True social networking platforms are Facebook and Twitter as their main focus
        is to interact with the other members.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          Because of the ability for users to post comments, it's loosely part of social
          networking but I wouldn't consider that YouTube's main focus. It's more of
          a media platform IMO.

          True social networking platforms are Facebook and Twitter as their main focus
          is to interact with the other members.
          Hey Steven,

          Youtube also allows for "subscribers" as well as ways to send other members messages. Subscribers are much like Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

          And Youtube includes these social factors when ranking videos.

          Youtube offers so many features and benefits, it's really hard to classify it as a single "thing".
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  • Profile picture of the author prithvitheprime
    It is not a social networking site, and it's much more than just that. It will be considered now a days as traffic driving for your site anyways. The dilemma comes because of most affiliate networks consider YouTube traffic as social traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pranta
    When I receive traffic from YouTube I consider it as social media traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterxm
    Youtube is one of the Biggest Social Network i know
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  • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
    Yeah, I would call You Tube social media, as I would call most things that aren't totally to do with SEO or PPC.
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  • Profile picture of the author sammib01
    I think it is both as well. It is social media but a video site for you to do advertizing and get you message to people. I love it and use it all the time. I have over 100 videos I have produced or that have been produced for me on YouTube. Could not imagine not having it. It is netwoking socially and a social media as well.

    just my opinion...
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  • Profile picture of the author tanshi
    From what I see you are trying to distinguish between "social networking [service]" and "social media".

    Here are some excerpts from Wikipedia:

    Social networking service
    A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.
    Social media
    includes web-based and mobile based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organizations, communities, and individuals. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content."
    According to that it is ok to say YouTube is a social network service that offers social media technologies.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Youtube is one kind of social network that includes the feature of social media as well. Actually the youtube is something thats difficult to classify as social media or social network.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    Youtube is definitely a very powerful platform. Especially if you keep your finger on the pulse of what is trending around youtube at any given point
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  • Profile picture of the author lizashaw
    I'd count youtube as social networking, especially if used effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author UberNoob
    Yeh I guess it is great for IM in the social sense...on the other hand though...
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