Our Social Circle has evolved to … Your Suggestions Welcome

Decades ago we referred to our collection of friends and acquaintances as our social circle. Now such a collection has undergone fundamental change so what should we call it? Social network even does not cover it since we are members of several social networks all subtly different. We need a term to encompass all of these social networks.

Having only thought about the naming problem for a few minutes, here are a few of my suggestions in no particular order:

  • social universe
  • social sphere
  • social circus
  • social clan
  • social crowd
  • social set
  • social mob

I would really like to hear your name suggestions. Please comment here.


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

3 Responses to Our Social Circle has evolved to … Your Suggestions Welcome

  1. I would simply add an “s” to circle 🙂

  2. Peta says:

    How about a Social Network with circular subnets 🙂

  3. Michael Rees says:

    I’m liking social circles so far – Occam at work!

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