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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Chao:

    Didi had a much bigger presence on China social media.

  2. Ricky Brigante:

    Social media has no doubt given a powerful voice to fans.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Social media ought to have made the world open, not naked

  4. Kurt Ribisl:

    There are no regulations for e-cigarettes on social media.

  5. Cory Booker:

    You have a social media-minded person and I understand this platform.

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