: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business
: the establishment or use of a computer network
First Known Use of NETWORKING: 1967
The above is according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Online often people are referred to within their own group, as networking. Take ClixSense for example.
ClixSense is owned an operated by a family. That specific family is a group. That group is a network.
Networking can be very good and it can be very bad, depending upon the network.
Some people form networks to get a head, to make money, to achieve some sort of purpose.
Some years ago a software was developed to focus on doubling a persons money. The software became
popular since it was so cheap to buy, and before you know it, the 'Doubler' industry was formed. It
seemed there was a doubler program online, every where you looked. Of course, doublers did not last
long because a person cannot keep doubling his money without new money constantly coming in. The
only way for constant money to come in, is thru constant new members joining.
What happen was, people would get together and network the doublers. This was done in a variety
of ways. Because a doubler script cost money and the money was for one license, a new script must
be purchased each time a doubler was started. So Mike, Bob, Ted, Alice might get together and split
the cost of the script, split the profits, Mike does the work. As profit flows in, Mike, Bob, Ted, Alice
again, purchase a second script, split the profits, Alice does the work. As profits flow in, again,
Mike, Bob, Ted, Alice, split the profits and Bob does the work. Finally, the first doubler has stalled,
no more money coming in, so they kill it off...POOF its gone. Now they all go in together again,
purchase another script, and so on. This is what I call a 'fraudsters Dream'. It's a network. A
group of people focusing on something, working together, to achieve a common goal.
Networks can be good.
Networks can be bad.
This is why it is very important to know who you are working with. Don't ya think? Of course.
So you go out there and join a PTC. Someone name Carl owns it. That is all you know. Are you
seriously going to give Carl your time or your money?
Mostly, I am just explaining to you how networking works, how it can be good and how it can be
bad. I am also telling you that is why its important to have security in place to protect against
fraudsters and people that network to cheat other people. This is one reason why ClixSense
implemented the 'first payout must be by check' for a few countries. This prevents cheaters
and cheat networkers.