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Old 8th July 2010, 12:04 AM   #21
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Social media is designed for social interaction. Itís a great way to interact with your target audience and promote your message effectively. It can be used to generate product awareness.

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Old 11th July 2010, 07:11 PM   #22
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Social media is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days, but it can sometimes be difficult to answer the question of what is social media. If MySpace is a social media site, and Mag.nolia is a social media site, and Wikipedia is a social media site, then just what is social media?
I wouldn't consider Wikipedia a social media site personally.

Traditional marketing was all one-way. A company would come up with some slogan, tagline, ad, etc. that they "thought" people would like to hear and cause them to buy their product and BLAST it out (one-way) to their targeted audience in hopes that some of them would remember and want to buy it.

Social media is a new form of marketing where there is a two way conversation. The company no longer only spouts out marketing crap to potential consumers. Now, they are forced to listen and carry on conversations with those potential or current customers... and it's not always pleasant for them. The smart ones learn quickly that even a mad customer can be made into a marketing opportunity if they listen and react quickly to resolve whatever issue they are having... turning them into a happy customer who might actually then talk about how they were taken care of and their problem resolved.

It's a VERY different world than traditional marketing.

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Old 6th September 2010, 06:44 AM   #23
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Social media are Internet based tools for sharing and discussing information among users. If you are using social media for business purpose, user might be your targeted costumer.

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Old 7th September 2010, 03:09 PM   #24
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I wouldn't consider Wikipedia a social media site personally.
I would consider Wikipedia social media because all the information is user generated, therefore it is a social experience.

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Old 13th September 2010, 09:12 AM   #25
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Social media is a great way to share information, content make friends and find friends. Most of the social media widely use now is facebook and twitter.

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Old 13th September 2010, 09:47 AM   #26
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I would consider Wikipedia social media because all the information is user generated, therefore it is a social experience.
UGC does not necessarily mean "social media". Straight from wikipedia:

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Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues
The key words here in my mind are "social interaction"... and the fact that old medai used monologues and social media transforms that paradigm into a "diaologue", which means a 2 way conversation.

There has to be some type of 2-way conversation/discussion... Like on a blog thru comments, on a forum like this thru threads and posts, thru Twitter w/ tweets flying back and forth on a topic, thru Facebook w/ statuses and comments on statuses. A blog that does not allow comments is NOT a form of Social Media. It's simply a traditional web site implemented on a blogging platform.

On Wikipedia, yeah... the content is user generated, and others can update it with additional information. But there is no "discussion" or "conversation" going on.

By the very definition of Social Media, there has to be 2 way conversations between multiple people, between a company and their consumers, between multiple companies. The mere fact that there is a "conversation" or "discussion" means that the content has to be user generated content. But just because there is user generated content does NOT mean that something is social media.

A square is a rectangle. But a rectangle is not always a square. Simarly, Social Media is user generated content. But user generated content is not always Social Media.

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Old 13th September 2010, 12:20 PM   #27
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Yes, social media is interactive. All those sites, like Twitter and Facebook, that you see at the bottom of this page are social media sites. Blogging platforms are a type of social media. Blogs that allow comments are social media. This forum is also a social medium.


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Old 16th September 2010, 09:26 AM   #28
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The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.

In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website that doesn't just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. This interaction can be as simple as asking for your comments or letting you vote on an article, or it can be as complex as Flixster recommending movies to you based on the ratings of other people with similar interests.

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Old 18th September 2010, 12:03 AM   #29
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Social Media is a platform where peoples interact with each other and share their ideas and information. Now a days Social media sites are becoming popular day by day,face-book and twitter are the best examples.

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Social media have same concept but different wordings. A place where different friends come and join and solve their problems, share the information with each others.

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