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An association between two online entities or users.  In social networks, when two people are linked, this is a connection.  Connections may be business or personal. Different social networks use a different term for a connection: Facebook calls them Friends, LinkdIn calls them Connections, Twitter calls them Followers, etc.  Depending on the social network, connected users are allowed to view various aspects of the others profile.