Which is also a social media site! : Social media are primarily Internet- and mobile-based tools for sharing and discussing information among human beings. The term most often refers to activities that integrate technology, telecommunications and social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and "building" of shared meaning among communities, as people share their stories and experiences.
Social media is a group of new kinds on online media and has 5 different characteristics:
Participation – contributions & feedback
Openness – encouraging voting, comments & sharing of information
Conversation – not ‘broadcasts’ but a two-way conversation between creator & audience
Community – quick growth & effective communication with the sharing of common interests
Connectedness – the use of links to other sites, resources & people
Social media is a conversation powered by social networking sites such as facebook, blogs, podcasts & wikis...
...These conversations can be between customers, employees, investors... ANYBODY!
...They are not organised or controlled...
...They can be vibrant, fun, compelling & full of insight...
...Social media is a brand new way of understanding markets by listening to each other... Its not just a messaging channel.
Upload PowerPoint presentations to share publicly to millions of global viewers
Find thousands of presentations on almost anything
Sync audio with your slides for musical presentations
Create & grow your network by finding friends or making professional contacts
Join groups about certain topics or create your own collection of presentations
Check out presentations from events you’ve missed or create your own event
Participate & vote in contests
Add slideshows to blogs or websites
Share on social network sites, blogs & bookmarking sites...
...And its all FREE!!!
Social networking sites such as:
Allows people to add or edit content...
Audio & visual files
Areas for online discussions around specific topics
Organise and share content in such websites as:
Social networking & bite-sized blogging – updates are distributed online & through mobile technology
On the internet there are:
Over 110 million blogs!
Over 100 million videos!
Over 123 million users on the social networking site Facebook alone!