• WordNet 3.6
    • n socialization the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
    • n socialization the act of meeting for social purposes "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men"
    • n socialization the action of establishing on a socialist basis "the socialization of medical services"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
    • n socialization The act of socializing, or the state of being socialized; the act of placing or establishing something on a socialistic basis. Also spelled socialisation.
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  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.”
  • Phil Lout
    Phil Lout
    “I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Marriage is socialism among two people.”


In literature:

The result is that it is at the mercy of any violent and anti-social faction.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
And, in so far as it turns out to be so, social reformers ought to heave a sigh of relief.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
Indifferent, not socially minded.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
This is still, just as it was originally, the socialism of Marx in an absolutely unamended form.
"A Critical Examination of Socialism" by William Hurrell Mallock
In what ways is vitalization of subject matter related to its socialization?
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
See Social Questions Series.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Confucius was fully conscious of his membership of a social class whose existence was tied to that of the feudal lords.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The ship was a beehive of activity, not merely the activity of warlike discipline or preparation, but social activity.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
The public worship of the Sabbath is preeminently calculated to cultivate the social principle of our nature.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
But it is not socialism which develops atheism, any more than it is socialism which will establish republicanism.
"Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)" by Enrico Ferri

In poetry:

Dear friends and neighbors, one and all,
I'm pleased to meet you here to-day;
'Tis nice for neighbors thus to call,
In such a social way.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
Oh, maids of high and low degree,
Whose social code is rather free,
Please look at us and you will see
What good young ladies ought to be!
"Good Little Girls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So is it still: to holy tears,
In lonely hours, Christ risen appears:
In social hours, who Christ would see
Must turn all tasks to Charity.
"Easter Day" by John Keble
He cherished, void of selfish ends,
The social courtesies that bless
And sweeten life, and loved his friends
With most unworldly tenderness.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now in their hut, in social guise,
Their sylvan fare the Chiefs enjoy;
And pleasure laughs in Ronald's eyes,
As many a pledge he quaffs to Moy.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
But nought, O! nought can her restore
To social life, to happy love,
Who once amidst thy cloistered train
With passion's hopeless sorrow strove.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie

In news:

Drayton was talking about how social entrepreneurs -- people with innovative solutions to vexing social problems -- fit in to today's global situation.
Combine old fashioned social networking with today's high speed social media and entertainment industry leaders may have a recipe for success.
Toward the end of last month, Mike Sevilla, MD, spoke to a crowd of 100 at the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference on why physicians ought to be on social media.
Facebook appears to have competition for teens' attention, and they're drifting to other social-media sites as evidence mounts that the growth of the world's largest social network is slowing.
To get a better handle on that I asked three of the social media power influencers about their network building and what it means to their businesses to have strong social media influence .
Manheim Specialty has launched a quarterly video blog as part of its comprehensive social media initiative designed to engage dealers and demonstrate the many informational and business uses of social media.
Implementing a Social Media Monitoring or Social CRM solution has become a necessity for any effective customer listening and engagement program.
How social and online media are changing the personality of social activism.
Readers will learn about addressing existing, new, and emerging social media governance requirements, as well as the nature of obligations, how business and employees engage in social media, and the solutions necessary to stay compliant .
The new "social tab" houses your Xbox friends as well social apps like Facebook, Twitter and Video Kinect.
Perfect Sense Digital 's Innovative Publishing Platform Adds Social Features With KickApps Social Media Platform Acquisition.
Big Blue's social business VP details how IBM Connections fuels the company's 500,000 users with social capabilities and a social media mindset.
The Social Engagement/Social TV Conference Heads West on Oct 17.
UserVoice, a provider of customer service solutions for the Web, has created a new technology integration with Sprout Social, which builds social media management tools.
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Different strokes for different social media accounts State agencies use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to varying degrees.

In science:

These trends are consistent across the natural, social and computer sciences and are especially pronounced for natural and computer science publications while they are weaker in social science.
Citing for High Impact
Bedathur, Towards time-aware link prediction in evolving social networks, In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Social Network Mining and Analysis, ACM Press, New York, 2009.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
Coe, A., Paquet, G. and Roy, J. (2001) “E governance and Smart Communities: A Social Learning Challenge,” Social Science Computer Review, 19, 80-93.
Collective Intelligence in Humans: A Literature Review
Social Networks The emergence of hierarchical structure in response to environmental pressure has also been observed in social networks.
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
Social Network Analysis We first test our method on the ‘actor social network’ introduced in .
Diversity in Ranking using Negative Reinforcement