Social media are computer-mediated technologies. It gives facilities to creative for sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
- It is Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.
Lifeblood of social media are :-
- text posts or comments
- digital photos or videos
- data generated through all online interactions
website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization
Social media How it works ?
Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user’s profile with those of other individuals or groups
Social media use web-based technologies, desktop computers and mobile technologies (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals, communities and organizations can share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content or pre-made content posted online.
User Age :-
Over 60% of 13 to 17-year-olds have at least one profile on social media, with many spending more than two hours a day on social networking sites.
Internet users continue to spend more time on social media sites than on any other type of site. At the same time, the total time spent on social media sites in the U.S. across PCs as well as on mobile devices increased by 99 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012 compared to 66 billion minutes in July 2011.
Some of the most popular social media websites :-
Some of the most popular social media websites are Baidu Tieba, Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), Gab, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Viber, WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp, and YouTube. These social media websites have more than 100,000,000 registered users.
Viral content :-
Some SM sites have greater potential for content that is posted there to spread virally over social networks. This is an analogy to the concept of a viral infectious disease in biology, some of which can spread rapidly from an infected person to another person. In a social media context, content or websites that are “viral” (or which “go viral”) are those with a greater likelihood that users will reshare content posted (by another user) to their social network, leading to further sharing.
Mobile use :-
Young people have high usage rates of smartphones, which enables this demographic to be significant users of social media websites.
Mobile social media refers to the use of social media on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. This is a group of mobile marketing applications that allow the creation, exchange and circulation of user-generated content
Most popular services :-
This is a list of the leading social networks based on number of active user accounts as of September 2016.
Facebook: 1,712,000,000 users
WhatsApp: 1,000,000,000 users
Facebook Messenger: 1,000,000,000 users
QQ: 899,000,000 users
WeChat: 806,000,000 users
QZone: 652,000,000 users
Tumblr: 555,000,000 users
Instagram: 500,000,000 users
Twitter: 313,000,000 users
Baidu Tieba: 300,000,000 users
Skype: 300,000,000 users
Sina Weibo: 282,000,000 users
Viber: 249,000,000 users
Line: 218,000,000 users
Snapchat: 200,000,000 users
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