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guardian.co.uk  Aug 1  Comment 
While Facebook and Snapchat soar, the most immediate social media channel in the world has many experts worried How many tech companies are saddled with the problem of enjoying global fame but struggling with lacklustre performance? Not Facebook,...
NPR  Jul 31  Comment 
Ramona Martinez is a production assistant at NPR who worked on an All Things Considered story earlier this week about the culture and meaning of selfies. She offers a selfie postscript.
guardian.co.uk  Jul 31  Comment 
In two of the most daring days in the modern environmental movement, Greenpeace activists set social media ablaze and, despite the Fennica’s moving on toward the Arctic, hailed the action as a ‘historic achievement’ They were two of the...
Forbes  Jul 31  Comment 
There are situations in which disruptions in the market can motivate interest in adopting new technologies, and I believe that there have been four phenomena that may be contributing to stimulating the technical curiosity of government data...
Forbes  Jul 31  Comment 
I was in Singapore last week for the RSA Security Conference. There was some talk about mobile security issues with some of the people I met. Mobile devices are everywhere in Asia and they are the primary platform of choice for many people....
CANOE.ca  Jul 31  Comment 
Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9% as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth.
News.com.au  Jul 30  Comment 
SOCIAL media is in an uproar over comments by an Adelaide Hills baker criticising a local newspaper for “promoting gay and lesbians”.
New York Times  Jul 30  Comment 
The social media company reported continued growth in users, with 1.49 billion people logging on at least once a month.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 30  Comment 
New York Times  Jul 30  Comment 
Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the hunter who killed Cecil after he was lured out of his sanctuary at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has faced an onslaught from social media users and online reviewers.
Motley Fool  Jul 30  Comment 
It’s only a matter of time before Google+ gets buried in Google’s social media graveyard.




 

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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