What is Social Media about? What is Social Media?

What is Social Media about?

Its more about people having online conversations. These conversations could be through blogs, micro blogs, social networks and many online tools using texts, photos,videos etc..

Blogs, YouTube, RSS Feed, facebook, twitter, flickr, LinkedIn, technorati, slideshare, digg, … … …

If you have not heard or seen any of these, the chances are that you are not using the internet and will not be reading this blog too.

To switch from monologue to conversations, to engage digital natives,to be visible to those who spend hours online, to be an online friend, to communicate well, to listen well, to participate, to share, to inspire and influence, to engage and to do much more–you need to get onto Social Media.

Information, Opinions, Insights, Experiences, Perspectives,Conversations, Ideas etc. are what you can look forward to in Social Media.

What is Social Media?

Here are some Definitions:

A group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.

Social Media is a set of tools designed for online social interactions.

A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content.(source)

In simpler words, “An umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words and pictures”. (source)

Social Media is the collection of tools and online spaces available to help individuals and businesses to accelerate their information and communication needs. [Axel Schultze]

Now read from the beginning… What is Social Media about? you will feel better now…

More about the genie called Social Media…keep visiting here from time to time.

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