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Social media 2

  1. 1. By Adam Heaslip
  2. 2. Social Media is online text, pictures,videos andlinks, shared amongst people andorganisations. Dave Kerpen
  3. 3.  It all started in 1997 by a social networking site called SIX DEGREES. It was the first innovative site who had the idea to bring people from all walks of life together online. It had the same features that sites like Facebook still use today, i.e User profiles, friends lists, chat etc. Although it had all the hall marks of being a success it was clear the world was not ready for such a site, consequently it closed down in 2000.
  4. 4. FACEBOOK More than 800 million active users The average Facebook user has 130 friends More than 7 million apps are integrated with Facebook More than 350 million users access Facebook through Mobile devices (Facebook Stats 2011) YOUTUBE800 million users visit Youtube each monthOver 3 billion videos are viewed a day8 years of content uploaded every dayYoutube reached over 700 billion playbacks in 2010 (Youtube Stats 2011)
  5. 5.  The lure of of Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have caused people reason for concern. “The question is are they good or bad for us”? Social Media has unpersonalised the way people communnicate and interact with each other. A survey conducted in the UK saw that 53% of 1600 adults questioned admitted that social media had changed and had taken over ther lives (Bloomfield 2009). Students in the US have resorted to deactivating their Social Network accounts as they feel they are becoming dependant on it as they could not go a few hours with logging on “The lure of the login” (Hefner 2009). These examples highlight how we are emerging as a society who are becoming more and more depandant on Social Media.
  6. 6.  Facebook – 800 million users Twitter – 100 million active users Linkedln – 100 million members, not all active users Myspace – 30 million active users Bebo – 31 milion users, not all active users
  7. 7.  Fiftheen years have passed since the beginning of Social Media. The question remains what another fifteen years will do to the evolution of this growing phenomenon. There have been many precdictions to what may happen, some say it will continue to grow and will eventually define everything we do as a society,but no one can say for certain where its destiny lies. However as of today Social Media remains a corner stone of our modern society and would appear to be here to stay.
  8. 8. The End