What Is Social Media


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What Is Social Media

  1. 1. What is Social Media?<br />
  2. 2. Defining Social Media...<br />Social Media is a format of media that is created by the people for the people<br />Social Media consists of:<br />Communication<br />Networking<br />Interactivity<br />Production<br />The People<br />
  3. 3. What makes it social?<br />Anyone can add their own content containing whatever they want<br />It is completely unrestricted<br />People can rate and comment other peoples content and give feedback<br />Social media can be applied to any standard format like photo, video and blog<br />
  4. 4. A few examples...<br />Social Networks – Facebook, Myspace, Bebo...<br />Video Hosting – Youtube, Hulu, LiveLeak...<br />Blogging – Blogger, Blogspot...<br />Photo Hosting – Flickr, Photobucket, Image Shack<br />
  5. 5. Social Networks<br />Social Networks are sites that allow people to connect to each other via the internet<br />It is used for chat, news, videos, photos, blogs, online games and many more things<br />Social Networks have become a massive ‘social media’ and are one of the most popular uses of the internet today<br />
  6. 6. Blogs<br />Blogs are internet based websites that allow users to write their own text content, add photos and videos, and tell the world about whatever they wish<br />They are a useful and free way to voice opinions, write diaries, create fan sites etc...<br />
  7. 7. Video Hosting<br />Video Hosting sites like YouTube have become a massively popular asset to the internet<br />It is even being started to be used for mass marketing using ‘viral marketing’ following on from the emergence of viral videos like NumaNuma Man, Star Wars Kid, Dramatic Chipmunk, Keyboard Cat...<br />YouTube has also evolved into new and interesting services like YouTube education<br />It is social because users are allowed to rate and comment on others content, and is totally user generated by the public. However music labels and films studios have started to use it to host their trailers for advertisement<br />
  8. 8. In conclusion...<br />It appears that Social Media is a very cutting edge and modern thing, due to mainly the internet being used by more and more computer literate people. It basically is content for entertainment or education created by the people who use it, it is a fast evolving and changing thing and will become more and more part of peoples lives as time goes on. It is mass user generated media, it connects the world together, it can be whatever you want it to be...<br />
  9. 9. Thank you...<br />