New York Times  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Researchers at Brown and Stanford Universities found that the growth in political polarization was most significant among the people least likely to be online.
Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
There's a lot of confusion with disclosures, whether that's with sponsored content, influencer marketing, or social media. Marketers, no more "alternative" facts. What does it mean to be compliant, our open letter to the FTC.
DailyFinance  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Filed under: News, World News, Crime PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police...
New York Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
A gay rights group and some social media users roundly condemned Jeff Varner, a participant on the show, for accusing a rival of being deceptive.
Benzinga  10 hrs ago  Comment 
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Forbes  Apr 13  Comment 
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Forbes  Apr 13  Comment 
There’s no point in denying that millennials are influenced by opinions posted on social media. But does the influence of social media expand to include health care decisions?
MarketWatch  Apr 13  Comment 
A sign of the times: Financial planners start to use social media to voice political opinions.
Forbes  Apr 12  Comment 
Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder of India-based Hike Messenger, is just one among many remarkable names that made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Consumer Technology list this year--but not the only one to recognize the value in messaging...
DailyFinance  Apr 12  Comment 
Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity News Chrissy Teigen gets very real on social media -- and that also includes the not-so-glamorous parts of her life. Read more...   Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


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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