Benzinga  53 min ago  Comment 
Big data has long been used by firms to gather information on potential customers and target specific subsections of the population. The advent of social media has made data collection even more useful for firms who are looking to get an idea of...
New York Times  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Casey Neistat, a social media celebrity, is releasing Beme, an app intended to strip away the glossy layers of social media identities.
Clusterstock  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Business Insider is looking for an ambitious reporter and news junkie to join our team as a breaking news intern. The breaking news intern would be part of a fast-moving team that follows world events and reports on them in real time across...
The Hindu Business Line  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Each user spends 145 minutes on different social media platforms a day
NPR  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.  Jul 17  Comment 
The next generation is using its talent for new tech and social media to launch lucrative business ventures Avoiding school work, playing loud music, hanging out with friends or running a profitable business – which of these sounds most like a...
Forbes  Jul 16  Comment 
I have seen a lot of billion dollar valuations lately that have left me scratching my head. Many of those are in the B2C or social media space where companies are measured more on “eyeballs” (the number of active users) and less on things like...
Financial Times  Jul 16  Comment 
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube ramp up advertising units to tap into presidential campaigns
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 16  Comment 
In conversation with the convergence guru Dr Henry Jenkins, we trace the evolution of social media
Clusterstock  Jul 16  Comment 
Apple Pay launched in the UK on Tuesday, with most of the big banks and plenty of big name chains already signed up. But one bank that was supposed to come online this week, HSBC, was hit by delays, and new analysis from social media monitoring...


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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