The world’s premier association for social networks is open to social network owners, operators, and moderators, as well as to other organizations and to individual members on the networks.
Requirements and Compliance
The Social Network Association® recognizes the unprecedented benefits of online social network sites and evolving technology in our “always on” multi-platform and multi-connected world. However, The Social Network Association also recognizes the possibility that our online engagement will come to be accurately described by Albert Einstein’s declaration, “Our technology has surpassed our humanity.”
We believe the rise of cyberbullying, cyber hate, and cyber crime, particularly on social networks, must be self-regulated before government regulation becomes necessary.
The Social Network Association was formed to accomplish two specific goals:
- To help social networks demonstrate the core principles of Service, Safety and Sustainability rooted in the basic tenants of common human decency and compassion.
- To create a system of accountability by developing baseline goals for online social networks to consistently exemplify the core principles of Service, Safety, and Sustainability on their social network sites.
In keeping with those goals, The Social Network Association will, with input from member social networks, develop minimum standards of compliance with the aforementioned core principles as requirements of continued membership. These standards of compliance will be monitored by The Social Network Association at its sole discretion; ongoing membership will depend on the social network’s effort to meet those requirements.
The Association, by means of The Social Network Awards™, will reward social network innovators in the areas of Service, Safety, and Sustainability. Awards will be presented at The Social Network Expo™.
Benefits and Pricing
Social networks can apply to become members of The Social Network Association at anytime. Pricing and benefits are listed below. Partnership opportunities with enhanced benefits and opportunities are also available.