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Social Media PP by Jade Ridge


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Social Media PP by Jade Ridge

  1. 1. Social Media
  2. 2. What is Social Media?? <ul><li>Social media is best defined has online networks that allow people to communicate with each other; and the have the following in common: </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>The line between audience and media has become blurred, we can now comment and feedback on web pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and the sharing of opinions and information is encouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than the information being broadcasted, it becomes a ‘Two-way’ conversation between people. </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>People who share common interests, for example a TV show can communicate with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Outside sites that have a common interest can be linked into the site. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Networks!! Social Networks allow the user to create their own profile page that then allows the user to create a network of friends. These sites keep its users interested because they keep their members entertained by having applications, such as games and videos. Myspace Myspace has over 200 million members and most of its popularity lies within its music services. Facebook Facebook was created in 2007, and now has 150+ million members, and it allows people to play games such as scrabble against each other, send virtual gifts and compare interests. The growth of social networks in children has had an affect on the consumption of other medias such as TV and magazines.
  4. 4. Blogs!! <ul><li>There are 110+ million blogs that are being tracked by Technorti. </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is an online journal, where entries are shown with the most recant first. Blogs are written in a conversational style and usually on a specific topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog types </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>These are like public diaries that are about their everyday lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Most often seen in the US, but increasingly in the UK, these are people responses to political issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Companies can have blogs that allow their employees to communicate In a less formal style. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Almost’ media </li></ul><ul><li>These cover news and opinions in the technology media industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream media </li></ul><ul><li>Most national newspapers and the BBC have blogs for their journalists. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki’s!! <ul><li>A wiki is a website that allows it users to contribute and edit the pages. A wiki can be made as private or open as the creator wants it to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>The most known wiki, is an online encyclopaedia that has 2.5+ million articles in English and over 1 million members. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia </li></ul><ul><li>This is a community of wiki’s on a number of different topic’s. </li></ul><ul><li>wikiHow </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki that is a ‘how to’ manual on different things, such as how to make coffee!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Podcasts!! <ul><li>Podcasts can be either an audio or video file that is published on the internet, that people can subscribe too. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio files have been able to upload onto the internet for a while, but it is the subscription service that allows the makers of the podcasts that allows them to gain a regular audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can be listened by the audience when and where they want, either on a computer or an mp3 player. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the national newspapers have their own podcasts and along with channel 4. </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to start listening to podcasts is itunes that allows you to download them, along with yahoo podcasts and podcasts allay. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Forums!! <ul><li>BoardTracker monitors 61+ million conversations over 40,000 forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet forums have been a long established social media and are most commonly about a specific subject, such as a TV show or music. </li></ul><ul><li>Forums can either be build into a website as an additional feature or they can stand alone. They allow people to offer opinions on a subject, for seeking advice, having a debate, flirting or simple chatting. </li></ul><ul><li>Forums are moderated by an administrator, who remove any unsuitable posts but they do not direct discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>The difference with a blog is that they have a clear owner, whereas forums are created by its members. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Content communities!! <ul><li>A content community is similar to a social network, you need to register, create a homepage and create a network of friends but they are based on a particular subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube is an example of a content community, that was brought by google for $1.65 back in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube allows people to create short films that are watched by thousands of people each day, along with clips from TV shows, movies and peoples video blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr is based on sharing photographs, and can be created as either a private for only friends and family to view or create a community that shares a common interests. </li></ul>