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Social media

Knowledge Identifier: $Social_media


Social media

interaction among people in which they create, share, andor exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networksadd

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 1960.

Countries: (35%), United States (22%), China (9%)

Main connections: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia

Linked to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Arab Advisors Group




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From Nicholas Carr, "As media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information add something


Geocities, created in 1994, was one of the first social media sites add something


The phrase "Digital divide" was coined in 1996 by Lloyd Morrlsett, a founder of the Children's Television Workshop and President of the Markle Foundation, to describe the chasm that purportedly separates information technology haves from have-nots in the US. As Virginia Eubanks explains the digital divide in terms of social structure that have-not side users don't have much consumer power but the have side have the power add something


Since the creation of Facebook in 2004, it has become a distraction and a way to waste time for many users add something


Sun Microsystems - In 2005, Sun Microsystems was one of the first Fortune 500 companies that instituted a formal Social Media program


The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2008 add something


Avinash Kaushik - In 2008, Kaushik co-founded Market Motive Inc., which provides online education and certification in six Internet disciplines such as Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search Advertising, Social Media, Web Analytics, Conversion & Public Relations


In fact, total minutes spent on Facebook increased nearly 700 percent year-over-year, growing from 1,7 billion minutes in April 2008 to 13,9 billion in April 2009, making it the No. 1 social networking site for the month add something


Evgeny Morozov, 2009-2010 Yahoo fellow at Georgetown University contends that the contents uploaded to & Twitter may have little relevance to the rest of the people who do not use Twitter add something


Whyte and Mackay - In 2009, the company expanded into Social Media setting up Twitter accounts for Whyte and Mackay whisky and Jura Superstition


A survey done in 2010 from different universities revealed that there are lines drawn between personal and professional lives add something


As a concrete example of the positive effects of social media, the authors use the Egyptian revolution in 2011, where people used Facebook to gather meetings, protest actions, etc add something


Junco and his colleagues found that the students in the & Twitter group had higher GPAs and greater engagement scores than the control group Gao, Luo, and Zhang reviewed literature about Twitter published between 2008 and 2011 add something


Social media was influential in the widespread attention given to the revolutionary outbreaks in the Middle East and North Africa during 2011 add something


When asked about whether the number of complaints regarding misleading social advertising had increased, the ASA stated that the number of complaints had risen marginally since 2011 but that complaints were "very low" in the "grand scheme add something


Another example of this shift is in the on-going Kony 2012 campaign, which surfaced first on YouTube and later garnered a great amount of attention from mainstream news media journalists add something


Business Marketing Analysts have stated that one of the key take aways of the Nielsen Company's "State of the media: The social media report 2012" is that more consumers are accessing social media content today via mobile platforms, especially apps add something


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 add something


In early 2013, Steve Joordens, a professor at the University of Toronto, encouraged the 1,900 students enrolled in his introductory psychology course to add content to Wikipedia pages featuring content that related to the course add something


Rhino Ark - In 2013, the Facebook page of the Fundraising Event Rhino Charge was nominated for the OLX Kenya Social Media Awards in the category "Best Use of Social Media - Corporate Responsibility"


In July 2013, Wayne Rooney was accused of mis-leading followers by not including either of these tags in a tweet promoting Nike add something


In September 2013, there was a case when a woman got fired over Facebook because she posted disruptive information about her company stating that military patrons should not receive special treatment or discounts add something


As of May 2014, legislation has been introduced and is in the process of pending in at least 28 states and has been enacted in Maine and Wisconsin add something


Social media as an open forum gives a voice to those who have previously not had the ability to heard. in 2015, some countries are still becoming equipped with internet accessibility and other technologies add something


According to Wikipedia, as of December 2015, WeChat has over a billion created accounts, 650 million active users; with 70 million outside of China add something


Communication - In 2016, Merriam-Webster defined social media as "Forms of electronic communication through which people create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, etc add something


This is a list of the leading social networks based on number of active user accounts as of August 2017 add something


There will be many reports at the beginning 2018 confirming the degree to which social media has become effective in marketing companies and the importance of focusing on them add something


The following list of the leading social networks shows the number of active users as of July 2018 add something


According to Statista, in 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2,77 billion social media users around the globe, up from 2,46 billion in 2017 add something


According to the wall street journal published on February 17, 2019 According to the UK law, Facebook did not protect certain aspects of the user data add something