Everybody asks what is and what are the uses of social media and social networking? Everybody has their own definition of what social media is and as the space and medium evolves, so will the definitions. Depending on how you use social networking it can be really what you want it to be. Facebook, Twitter, The New Radar, LinkedIn, Myspace and all of the social networks ideally have one thing in common…to connect people. The videos focus mainly on the business side of social media and the core principles of social networking, but it’s a pretty interesting analogy and perspective.
There are a lot of social media “experts” that will tell you the same thing in different ways, but it’s all about communication. Social networks allow communication to travel faster and rather than having to go person to person, a message can go viral within hours sometimes. Use social media wisely and be sure you are aware of the messages you put out because one it is out there, it is out there and cannot be taken back!
See “Social Media In Plain English” Video
So now that you’ve seen these two perspectives, how would you define social media?