Social media generally refers to all sites and web platforms that offer so-called “social” features to users:
- Collaborative content creation ( wikis )
- Exchange of information between individuals (forums, blogs open to comments …)
- Content sharing (articles, photos, videos, messages …)
Social network or social media?
Social media is a set of technologies, content, and interactions that create social networks, that is, groups of individuals or entities that are linked together by links. The nature of these links depends on the social media that will serve as support for the network: Facebook friends, LinkedIn relationships, Twitter followers …
However, in everyday language, use tends to favor the use of the term social media to designate editorial sitesoffering the possibility of creating social interaction, and the term social network to evoke sites specifically designed to promote development Of a network through a dedicated service.
Examples of social media
There are many personal, professional , corporate , and editorial media (eg, collaborative journalism).
The best known: Facebook, Linkedin, Viadéo, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest , Instagram, Google+ .
Recommended articles to learn more about this topic:
- Social Media Automation
- Social Media Monitoring
- Sociallymap, social networking automation
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