What does social media mean?

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  1. social media(Noun)

    Interactive forms of media that allow users to interact with and publish to each other, generally by means of the Internet.


  1. Social media

    Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "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." Furthermore, social media depends on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities and individuals. Social media differentiates from traditional/industrial media in many aspects such as quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy and permanence. There are many effects that stem from internet usage. According to Nielsen, internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site. At the same time, the total time spent on social media in the U.S. across PC and mobile devices increased by 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012 compared to 88 billion minutes in July 2011. For content contributors, the benefits of participating in social media have gone beyond simply social sharing to building reputation and bringing in career opportunities and monetary income, as discussed in Tang, Gu, and Whinston.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social media in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social media in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Apart from social media, the fences around our homes are a great cause of social isolation.

  2. Edward Farrior:

    With the growth of social media, there is no question that people see themselves more often in a bad light, social media has made some people more self-conscious.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If Narcissus was living today, he would've loved Selfies, and surely enjoyed posting vivid selfies on social media, at least a couple of hundreds every day, so as to keep pace with Selfie-obsessed new generation.

  4. Viirj Kan:

    We wanted to examine more tangible ways of representing ourselves in social media, while what you wear is very public, social media is able to show who you are to thousands more people and this creates really big social consequences but it often doesn't feel that way.

  5. Terry Abbott:

    Social media enables the behavior to start, there is no way that a teacher is going to walk up to a kid in the hallway and say, 'Hey, would you like to see a naked picture of me?' They won't do it. But they will do that on social media. It's like it erases what used to be that barrier.

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