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Powerpoint presentation for TECH1002 Studies in Media Technology. Computer Lab Week 4:Social Media. DMU

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What makes media social What makes media social Presentation Transcript

  • What Makes Media Social? Andy Heard Emma Johnson Nate Johnson Gaz Dakin
  • In order to answer ‘What makes media social?’ firstly we need to define what is social media. Social media can be defined as; ‘ Any highly scalable and accessible communications technology or technique that enables any individual to influence groups of other individuals easily’. (Blossom, 2008).
    • Media has become social with the advent of internet
    • sites such as;
    • Facebook
    • Bebo
    • Myspace
    • YouTube
    • VideoJug
    • Ebaums World
    • Edmodo
    • Blogster
    • Flickr
    • Badoo
    • Habbo
    • There are literally hundreds of social media sites
    • available, reflecting the demand for such services.
  • How has media become more social?
    • Advanced mobile phones enable quicker and easier access to ‘social media’ sites.
    • Instant access has become the expected norm.
    • Everyone can be contacted easier than ever before.
  • Are Television and Radio not Social in Some Way Too?
    • These types of medium are generally regarded as ‘old media’
    • However...
    • Online listening enables listeners to interact with each other via forums
    • Television and Radio competitions
    • Programmes such as Question Time, enable the audience to interact directly
    • All making TV and Radio social in some way
  • What is Special or Different About Social Media?
    • Can find social groups suited to your individual requirements
    • Allows people to stay connected 24/7
    • You can social network from the comfort of your own sofa