Guest Blogger: Meghan Somers
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary social media is defined as: Forms of electronic communication (such as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.
Popular platforms social media include:
§ Facebook: Currently the largest social network on the internet, built on the concept of friend-to-friend connections. 995+ million monthly active users
§ Twitter: Facilitates real-time personal "status updates" through short broadcasts (up to 140 characters) to other subscribers. 500+ million active users
§ LinkedIn: An online networking community for business people. 161+ million active professional users
§ Pinterest: Users organize and share content they find on the web via virtual pinboards. 10+ million monthly active users
§ Google+: Google’s answer to Facebook, users can share content and connect. 250+ million active users.
§ Blogs: A web site on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis.