What is Social Media?

September 18, 2008 at 6:34 am Leave a comment

Social media can be viewed as interactive websites that allows uses participation, inhibiting the sharing of opinions, information, emotions and much more. Common examples of social media include Facebook, YouTube, Eharmony, blogs etc. Social media differs from older media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, C.D.’s, or a box of photos because of several reasons, but among the most notable is because social media can be changed and updated constantly. The exciting new world of social media offers endless opportunities to enact in the real world, and stay up to date in every aspect of one’s life and current events. An interesting point to make about social media draws upon what you are reading right now, my blog. I don’t have to convince a committee to publish my opinions on issues, unlike other media forms, but rather can freely publish my thoughts on the internet for others to view and even comment on. Anyone is free to post anything (within the terms of agreement). If you think a personal video of a friend falling down stairs is hilarious, you have the opportunity to post the video on YouTube, instead of having to walk into CNN and convince them to publish it for the public to see.

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Sarah Who? VOGUE India

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