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Shakira y Rihanna calientan las redes

I know that la Red means the Internet. But why is the Internet in the plural in this headline?

(source: http://www.elmundo.es/loc/2014/01/09/52cec765268e3e64308b4587.html)

For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Because in that piece of news "las redes" refers to "las redes sociales" ("social networks" or "social networking services") such as Twitter, Facebook and so on.

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