Personal learning network

Uses of social media for individuals – People use social media for lots of reasons, to communicate with other people, whether that be friends or people they don’t know but share similar interests with them. People also use social media to keep up to date with news etc.

Businesses use social media to mainly promote their business via Facebook or twitter where you can set up pages about your business to attract attention from users.

written by Edwin Alexander

Social production, social intelligence and social capital

Social capital – Networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively.

Social intelligence – Is the ability to get along well with others.

Social production – Social production is the term used to convey the process and product arising from the experience of people in a community

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Types of social media

Social networks – Services that allow you to connect with other online users E.G Facebook, Twitter etc.

Bookmarking sites – Services that allow you to save and bookmark websites of your choice.

Blogs and forums – Blogs are online journal type things which allow you to constantly post information on anything you choose too. Forums are websites that allow users to discuss topics of their choice.

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Historical development of social media

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It all started with a platform called BBS. Short for Bulletin Board System, these online meeting places were effectively independently-produced hunks of code that allowed users to communicate with other people where they could download files or games (many times including pirated software) and post messages to other users. It really took off when Facebook came around, which currently is the most used online social media site with over 500 million users. Sites such as twitter, instagram and tumblr all came around later on in the 2000s and are all extremely popular. During the mid 2000s sites such as MySpace and Bebo were the most popular social media websites as they were unique at the time, by the 2010s websites like Facebook and Twitter completely overtook them because Bebo/Myspace couldn’t compete with Facebook and Twitter in terms of revenue and they were not as innovative as twitter/facebook which led both websites to being almost completely forgotten about.

By the 1980s, home computers were becoming more common and social media was becoming more sophisticated. Internet relay chats, or IRCs, were first used in 1988 and continued to be popular wellReading View. Press Alt Shift A for accessibility help.

It all started with a platform called BBS. Short for Bulletin Board System, these online meeting places were effectively independently-produced hunks of code that allowed users to communicate with other people where they could download files or games (many times including pirated software) and post messages to other users. It really took off when Facebook came around, which currently is the most used online social media site with over 500 million users. Sites such as twitter, instagram and tumblr all came around later on in the 2000s and are all extremely popular. During the mid 2000s sites such as MySpace and Bebo were the most popular social media websites as they were unique at the time, by the 2010s websites like Facebook and Twitter completely overtook them because Bebo/Myspace couldn’t compete with Facebook and Twitter in terms of revenue and they were not as innovative as twitter/facebook which led both websites to being almost completely forgotten about.

By the 1980s, home computers were becoming more common and social media was becoming more sophisticated. Internet relay chats, or IRCs, were first used in 1988 and continued to be popular well

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written by Edwin Alexander