A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as: friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, relationships of beliefs, knowledge, or prestige.
I love MOTHERS' DAY! It's the one day that we (the super moms of the world) get recognized for all the many wonderful things that we do for our children. It is also the day that we show appreciation for the women that brought us into the world, our own mothers. One of the great things that I share in common with my cast mates is being a mother. No matter how much we may agree or disagree, I think we all can connect with each other as mommies. So I decided to throw a Mothers' Day brunch in honor of us, and you can only imagine my excitement when all the ladies (with the exception of Kim, her daughter was ill) confirmed. I was truly touched that such a fabulous group of social butterflies cleared their schedules to allow me to host them in my home. I knew that if they were giving up their special day for me (as I'm sure other invites were extended), I had to make sure that a good time was had by all.
Rewind back to the definition of social network. Well, I recently saw the movie "The Social Network" (stay with me guys, you know I tend to jump all over the place with my blog), and it got me thinking about my own social network. My whole life has always been composed of variety of social agendas and social extracurricular activities ranging from invites to attend the Oscars to running around like a crazy woman to find a last minute gift for a 10-year old birthday party. I am constantly in a room or at a dinner table with people who I need to know (so I'm told) or someone who has been told that they need to know me. I love meeting people; however I do find that meeting like-minded career oriented fun folks to socialize with can be a challenge. And even when you meet someone that you kind of hit it off with, does that mean that you invite them into your home around your family?