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What is Social Media / Social Network?

Social Media
The term social media refers to the different types media that  that are available on the Web for information disaplay and exchange. It depends on interactions between people  using technology as a conduit.

  • forums / message boards
  • instant messaging / email
  • blogs
  • wikis
  • podcasts
  • pictures/photo sharing
  • video

Social Network
The term social network commonly refers to an online community that shares common interest or is connected in some way.

  • Commonly used social media applications are:
  •  Google Groups (social network)
  •  Wikipedia (wiki)
  •  MySpace (social networking) / Facebook (social network)
  •  YouTube (social network and video sharing)
  • Flickr (photo sharing)
  • Twitter (social network and microblogging) 

Traditional media

  •  television
  • book
  • radio

 

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Video: Social Media Overview

Social Media = Blogs, Podcasts, Video and Photo Sharing, Wikis

This video focuses on basics of social media: new technology that makes everyone a producer and tools that give everyone a chance to have a say. Courtesy of “CommonCraft.com”.

How social media affects business and learning:

  • Companies can learn directly from customers.
  • Free customer reviews were more valuable than costly advertising.
  • The way is created for customers to find exactly what they wanted.
  • The combination of new technology and new ways to work with customers creates a sense of community. 
  • Everyone has a chance to contribute, thanks to free tools like blogs, podcasts and video sharing.
  • Today, we now have new ways for real people to play a role in providing feedback, organization and promotion.
  • Whether you’re a big, established company. An Individual with loyal fans…Or simply someone with ideas and opinions…Social media means new opportunities to create and communicate with people that care.

 

 
 

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