General Article What is social media

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Social Media and Social Networking are terms that are used to describe a wide range of services and applications that either create or encourage an Internet-connected dialogue. There are also a number of interaction and commenting services that will allow for participation on static website pages. Therefore; any Internet-published materials must be considered to be a Social Medium.

These services are not restricted to web-based delivery and may be primarily accessed using other devices, such as mobile phones.

The most important types of Social Media are listed here with examples. This is not an exhaustive list and, because of the changing nature of the Social Internet, should be considered to include new, related technologies and services, as they emerge.

Social networks

These sites allow users to create profiles, share content, comment and create communities of friends around themselves or a product/brand (Facebook, LinkedIn, Miio, Google+, MySpace

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