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What Is Social Media? - Definition and Examples

What Is Social Media? - Definition and Examples
Social media is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days, but it can sometimes be difficult to answer the question of what is social media. If MySpace is a social media site, and Mag.nolia is a social media site, and Wikipedia is a social media site, then just what is social media? Is it social networking? Is it social bookmarking? Is it wiki? What is Social Media? The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication. In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website that doesn't just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Think of regular media as a one-way street where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report on television, but you have very limited ability to give your thoughts on the matter. A Guide to the Social Web What Are Some Social Media Websites?

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How to Create a Backchannel Exit Ticket for Class, Presentation or Workshop? This screencast below will show you how to use Google Docs as a backchannel or exit ticket during a presentation, lesson or workshop. Creating a BackChannel or Exit Ticket on Google Docs from langwitches on Vimeo. Related 11 shocking new social media statistics in America By Jay Baer, president of Convince & Convert, a leading social media strategy consultancy. Jay will be a keynote speaker at Foodservice Social Media Universe 2012. You think social media is reaching maturity, and the whipsaw behavioral shifts that change like a Dwight Howard trade request are things of the past? Uhhh, no. Social Media News & Topics <div class="paging"><span>1</span><a href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" href=" class="page" href="

Social Bookmarking – What is Social Bookmarking? Updated December 16, 2014. What is Social Bookmarking?: Have you ever e-mailed a friend or family member and sent them a link to a website you thought they might find interesting? If so, you have participated in social bookmarking. Facebook in the Classroom VERSION 2 Using Facebook In the Classroom (Revisited) I posted an article about using Facebook in the classroom” on several teachers’ web sites and I got the following response: Steve: I found your plan for using facebook on the esl teacher's board. I teach English in Egypt. I have a contact who teaches in Florida, U.S.

Social Media Definitions As social media continues to evolve and its uses change and expand, so does the social media definition. In part, this is attributable to the fact that social media relates to the technology and platforms that enable the interactive web’s content creation, collaboration and exchange by participants and the public. Yet, many users, business executives and the public consider the marketing around these networks and the content created on them to be social media. To clarify how social media, marketing and PR professionals define social media, I surveyed a group of my peers.

Social Bookmarking - Social Bookmarking as a Search Engine - Social Web Search Increasingly, social bookmarking websites are being used as a surrogate search engine. Yahoo, Google, and the other search engines are extremely useful tools, but they can also bring back so many websites that it becomes a real chore to wade through the useless sites to find that needle in the haystack. The reason for this is the basic way that most search engines operate. They "crawl" the web by having a computer scan websites and pick out keywords to index for a search. The computer then catalogues the links on the page and moves to those web pages to index and catalogue, and so on, and so forth until they've "crawled" the web.

Virtual Field Trips Plan a Virtual Field TripThese websites are a great start to bringing the rest of the world into your classroom. Two Way Interactive Connections in Education: Video Samples Examples from several providers of their videoconference field trips VC Content Providers Database A Polycom-sponsored site with programs from content providers such as zoos and museums offering ISDN- or IP-based videoconferencing Knowledge Network Explorer From AT&T, a list of virtual field trips, collaborations, and more that utilize interactive videoconferencing

Social Media Explained by Common Craft I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz. Social Media may be the next big thing. What’s it all about? How To Get Started With Social Bookmarking Social Bookmarking provides the ability to save your web browser's bookmarks on a website to keep them organized. It also allows you to take your bookmarks with you. Since the bookmarks aren't saved on your computer, you can reach your bookmarks from work or from a friend's computer. But organizing your bookmarks and making them portable is only a small piece of the social bookmarking puzzle. It also allows you to share your bookmarks with others, be they friends, family, or complete strangers. Have you ever emailed a funny article to a friend?

What Happened at Obama’s First Twitter Town Hall? The White House convened the first “Twitter Town Hall” in American history on Wednesday, as President Obama answered a battery of short questions posted on Twitter, the buzzy social network, which were culled from thousands of submissions by Americans around the country. The event combined a novel experiment in social media with some traditional political tactics. So while the White House did not have a sense of specific questions in advance, it sought to control the message by limiting the topic to the economy, and by hand-picking a moderator, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was unlikely to be intensely journalistic or adversarial. (Obama had the same luxury in his recent event at Facebook, where he was rarely pressed or interrupted by founder Mark Zuckerberg.) Throughout the event, Dorsey read questions off Twitter, but did not prod or press Obama.

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2015 Winners! Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further! Our sixth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations. A panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs was analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement. With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list. How to Get Started with Social News - A Guide to Getting Started with Social News Social news is similar to social bookmarking, but instead of saving websites as a whole, social news concentrates on individual articles. These articles can be from mainstream news outlets like Reuters or the Associated Press, or they can be blog posts. Social news websites are often divided into categories similar to traditional news such as current events, entertainment, sports, etc. They also tend to have voting systems where users can vote for or against the articles posted, allowing readers to quickly navigate to the best articles.

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