Yahoo  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Just in time for his inauguration, London-based fintech firm is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump. Trump knocked several billion off the value of...
New York Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
A picture of fish seemingly trapped in a frozen wave on a South Dakota lake has amazed and bewildered viewers on social media. Here’s what happened.
The Hindu Business Line  10 hrs ago  Comment 
How a small group of college kids on a beach mushroomed into a global phenomenon
DailyFinance  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Filed under: News, White House With Donald Trump's inauguration almost here, one group is making a desperate, last-ditch effort on social media to keep the president-elect from taking office. A message circulating on Twitter is asking...
TechCrunch  Jan 19  Comment 
 Developers have long tried (and mostly failed) to give users a social media platform that centers around music. Apps like DubSmash and have risen above the rest, but a brand new app called Vertigo is looking to mix it up. What’s...
The Economist  Jan 19  Comment 
DONALD TRUMP often presents himself as the great enemy of fake news. He has a pronounced tendency to accuse his opponents of peddling it. But some suspect it helped to deliver him the White House. One story, widely shared on social media in the...
Yahoo  Jan 19  Comment 
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange -...
DailyFinance  Jan 19  Comment 
Filed under: Entertainment, Award Season The stars took to social media to share all the fun at the 2017 People's Choice Awards. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Kevin Hat was snapping away ahead of the award show and during the award...
DailyFinance  Jan 18  Comment 
Filed under: News, Race STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) - A social media post made by an Oklahoma State University student has some outraged. In the picture, there are four women in front of an OSU banner - two with their faces painted black. The...
DailyFinance  Jan 18  Comment 
Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity News Ashley Graham continues to show off her bikini bod! The model shared a series of outtakes from a recent photo shoot for her new swimwear line Swimsuits for All on Tuesday, including one...


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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