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The Times of India  35 min ago  Comment 
After launching accounts on Facebook and Youtube, the country's largest lender SBI today took one more step on the social media front by launching a twitter handle.     
New York Times  41 min ago  Comment 
Salman al-Awda, who won fame for his hard-line views, speaks up for democracy and amplifies his voice with social media.     
DailyFinance  54 min ago  Comment 
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/14 -- HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, has won the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) " Best Real Estate Social Media...
The Hindu Business Line  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Grabhouse uses social media to keep out brokers and help students and young professionals find the perfect rental accommodation
Financial Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Prime minister also criticises court overrule on Twitter ban, which he introduced after the social site was used to distribute corruption allegations
New York Times  Apr 4  Comment 
The Obama administration insists that the effort to create a Twitter-like network was intended to encourage political discussion, not to foment rebellion.     
TheStreet.com  Apr 3  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Facebook  is trading lower on Thursday, victim to a broader selloff in the social media and networking sector. By late afternoon, shares had taken off 5.1% to $59.50. Trading volume of 62.8 million shares was slightly...
Forbes  Apr 3  Comment 
By Vanessa Richardson Companies are using a variety of tools?chief among them social media platforms?to move beyond resumes to match the right people with the right jobs.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 3  Comment 
Marketing in social media is moving away from counting the number of likes and fans to using technology to drive commerce
DailyFinance  Apr 3  Comment 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- VividCortex today announced the launch of its software-as-a-service database performance management solution at DEMO Enterprise 2014 in San Francisco, renowned for launching the most...




 

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

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