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What is Social Media?
Posted July 6, 2008

This is the 1st part of Social Media 101 Series.

Social media is a web-enbaled social platform, a world built on ideas such as participation, openness, conversation, community and connectedness. A world where people are linking up with each other in various ways…

They write reviews for each other on Epinions and Yelp
They connect to each other using social networks like Facebook and MySpace
They upload, share and comment on each other photos on Flickr
They record, upload, share and comment on each other videos on YouTube
They collaborate with each other to create valuable information on wikipedia
They post their short thoughts and connect to each other on Twitter
They react to and help each other on forums
They organize the world information through links and tags
They post their ideas on everything using their blogs
They write, post and read their news on digg and Mixx
They save their bookmarks on del.icio.us
and many more…
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In other words, Social media describes the online tools and platforms that people use to connect with each other, and share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives.

Social media has many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. Popular social media sites include blogs, social networks, forums, social news, podcasts, wikis, social video and widgets.

The web is a connection machine. It is connecting people with information, action, and each other. It is in those connections that value is created, knowledge is built, and relationships are formed.

Every action, every link and every click is an expression of a connection.

Social Media is the new web-enabled layer of easy, natural, instant and continuous connections over society.

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