Social media has been around since humans began to communicate.
How dramatic is that! You can read more about this massively broad interpretation of social media on Wikipedia.
But for the purposes of helping you to understand what it is, and how it is relevant to you, I’m going to limit it to this description.
Social media is about sharing information, through an online medium, with an online community.
The medium can be your blog, Facebook page, or Twitter stream (in fact any online social platform). The information can be news, knowledge, data, images, or video (in fact anything that can be transmitted digitally). And the community is whoever can access, or is targeted as an audience by the information that is delivered via the social medium.
I’m going to add social media platforms to this page in order of importance, and will also attempt to keep the list continually updated.
You should probably begin with;
- Blogging (After reading that, do you want a blog now? Then start here for advice on setting up your website/blog!)
- Facebook pages
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