Learning Cycle to give a complete view of Social Media
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Here's a question for you all..Do you really know what is social media ? Now, all of you might have put on your thinking caps on to find an answer.
If you are the one who already knows about it then let me tell you that there is a lot more to know about it.But, if you are the one who don't know anything about it then no problem you will get to know everything about it here.
So, here's the answer for all your questions..
Social media is integrated technology that allows users to generate their own content and share that content through various connections.
On a personal level, social media allows you to communicate with friends and family, learn new things, develop your interests, and be entertained. On a professional level, you can use social media to broaden your knowledge in a particular field and build your professional network by connecting with other professionals in your industry. At the company level, social media allows you to have a conversation with your audience, gain customer feedback, and elevate your brand.
People from all walks of life and from all over the world have embraced social media. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are achieving dramatic benefits by using these tools to reach out to customers and community members in new ways.
Social Media is present in the real world in many forms..some of them are :-
Blogs : is an online journal where people share there ideas on various issues, share information on various aspects & also share ideas.Blogs can be hosted for free on websites such as WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger.
Social Bookmarking : allows users to organize and share links to websites. Examples include reddit, StumbleUpon and Digg.
Social Networking Sites : are the portals that allow users to interact with their family & friends.Through these sites users can create their public profiles, can connect with the ones they know or want to know.Best examples are Facebook & Linkedin.
Media-sharing sites : These sites allow users to post videos or photographs. Popular examples include YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Virtual world content : These sites offer game-like virtual environments in which users interact.
Social media provide a way of keeping in touch with friends, relatives and communities. Social media also allow companies, organizations & governments to reach large numbers of people. It allows the politicians to reach a large number of audience and offers new ways to engage with the citizens.
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