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Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Chief Executive Officers (CEO) were some of the last to jump on the social media train. With all the noise, it is not surprising that the top executive(s) would avoid any and all platforms that distract them from their core work of running a...
newratings.com  May 27  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., formally kicked off his long shot campaign for president at an event in Burlington on Tuesday. Sanders described his campaign as a political revolution to transform the country...
Forbes  May 27  Comment 
according to the survey and research we developed with a client, Twitter was ranked slightly more valuable than LinkedIn when it came to sales prospecting. This is a follow up to a sales survey I wrote about on Forbes with Jim Keenan in 2013.
newratings.com  May 26  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Instances of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the U.S., partly due to Tinder and hookup apps, shows a report by the Rhode Island Department of Health. The report indicates that despite efforts to curb the...
Forbes  May 26  Comment 
The women in entertainment on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Powerful Women are the performers, tastemakers, executives and entrepreneurs who are making an impact. Our criteria is based on the reach of each woman's influence and relevance,...
The Economic Times  May 26  Comment 
The seminar 'The Safety of Journalists' was attended by Austrian Ambassador to India Bernhard Wrabetz, several prominent faces of journalism.
Forbes  May 25  Comment 
Here’s a question I hear at least weekly: As an entrepreneur, how do you deal with negative comments on your company's social media pages and blogs?
Clusterstock  May 25  Comment 
Millennials on social media have some weird dating habits. Bank of America Merrill Lynch circulated a huge research note on how they think millennials are going to shape the world economy in the next several years. In their section about...
The Hindu Business Line  May 25  Comment 
All of us know Prime Minister Narendra Modi is active on social networking site Twitter. Almost 95 per cent of his team of ministers have presence on this social media platform....




 

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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