New York Times  Jul 18  Comment 
Twitter and Facebook, which are fighting for the attention of social media users and advertisers, both announced baby steps into the world of e-commerce on Thursday.
DailyFinance  Jul 18  Comment 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/14 -- Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) is pleased to announce the July 2014 Topic: Hootsuite - Everything you wanted to know about Hootsuite and here's your chance to ask Jordan Boyd is on hand to...
Yahoo  Jul 18  Comment 
Millionaires are taking to social media in surprising numbers-especially to Facebook.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 18  Comment 
A social media site attributed to a top Ukrainian rebel commander said the insurgents had shot down an army transporter at the location where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed yesterday near the R...  Jul 18  Comment 
News organizations face editorial dilemmas over gruesome photos as social media plays new role
Wall Street Journal  Jul 18  Comment 
A recent incident shows how rising startups like GitHub are often ill-equipped to deal with complex, inter-office dynamics, which can be roiled by employees on social media.
Forbes  Jul 18  Comment 
Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM). Isn’t this really the original social media platform? I grew up with the famous Faberge commercial that showed a woman who “told 2 friends” about the product and how “they told 2 friends … and so on …...
Clusterstock  Jul 17  Comment 
On Tuesday, Janet Yellen seemed to come out with an unusually specific warning about overstretched valuations in social media, biotech and other high-flying stocks. The remarks came in Yellen's semi-annual monetary policy report to...
Forbes  Jul 17  Comment 
Social media campaigns for "compassionate use" access to drugs still in clinical trials got a big boost yesterday after the boy with cancer responded favorably to an experimental Chimerix antiviral drug for an opportunistic adenovirus infection....
SeekingAlpha  Jul 17  Comment 
By Alpha Strategist: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is not like any other social media network, as it is especially designed to cater to the networking needs of professionals. Its focus on professionals is its strength, and it has set out to change the way...


Social media describes websites that allow users to share content, media, etc. Common examples are the popular social networking sites like Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Social media also includes YouTube, Photobucket, Flickr, and other sites aimed at photo and video sharing. News aggregation and online reference sources, examples of which are Digg and Wikipedia, are also counted in the social media bucket. Micro-blogging sites such as twitter can also be included as social media.

  • News Corporation (NWS) owns Myspace, the most-viewed website in the world. It also purchased Photobucket, a photo-sharing website.
  • Yahoo! (YHOO) has been making moves to enter the social media segment. Its Flickr photo-sharing website and 360 social networking site are examples of this.
  • Google (GOOG) purchased YouTube, a leading online video sharing website.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) announced a minority $240 million investment in Facebook in late October, valuing the company at an estimated $5 to $15 billion overall.
  • AOL announced on March 2008 the $850 million purchase of Bebo. At the time, Bebo was the third largest social networking site behind MySpace and Facebook in terms of page views and unique monthly visitors, both key metrics for online advertising

Which are top 10 social media?

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