While making connections with other people is the central concept involved in
Online Social Networking, there are plenty of other things you can do as well. And, for the most part, these aspects play into one another. The more you become involved in other areas of the social network, the more new people you will run across that are interested in the same things that interest you, and the more connections you will end up making.
Many social networks have a blog. If you haven’t started blogging yet, this is a great way to start. Think of it as an online journal. Write whatever you want, what comes to mind, what you did that day, what you want to do tomorrow.
Other features found on social networks include video, music, and reviews. Some allow members to create their own playlist of favorite songs. This can be a great way of discovering new music by going to different profiles and listening to what they have playing.
The key here is to become involved in what the social network has to offer. If you’ve joined a social network that caters to a specific interest, like movies or music, this should be easy to do. If you’ve joined one of the larger general interest social networks, you can discover what it has to offer by searching through the groups.
Once you get involved in the social network, you will begin to make connections, and then you will see the true value coming through.