What is social media?

SocialMediaSocial media is a way of allowing any users to publish content online. This can include:

  • writing blogs
  • adding comments to others’ blogs
  • publishing videos, audio or images on to the Web
  • posting content onto a forum or social network site
  • collaborating on an online project (e.g. a Wikipedia article)

This sharing of information, and interacting with other users, can help:

  • information to be shared with interested individuals who may not be within reach
  • create online communities of collaboration and trust

Well-known social media tools include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Delicious, and many, many more.

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