Social Media

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Often called second generation web applications or Web 2.0.

Social media is primarily online communities with shared interests meeting to exchange content and views.

Some of the more popular social media examples are:

    • Picture and video sharing - Flickr and YouTube.
    • Social networking - Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
    • Professional networking - LinkedIn.
    • Wikis - Wikipedia.
    • Collaboration - Delicious and StumbledUpon.
    • Blogs - personal and company blogs.

With social media sites, adding content typically requires you to register your details. However, registration is not required on some sites where the content is publicly available as in the case of businesses promoting their company products and brands through the likes of Facebook. In general, the whole essence of social media is to be both a provider and consumer of information.