Social Media

The term social media refers specifically to how people interact and communicate across distances. Social media today refer specifically to Internet-based platforms through which people connect with friends, relatives, coworkers, and strangers, individually or in groups, to share information, ideas, images, and anything else that comes to mind. Some have resulted in the emergence of viral communities. They facilitate the development of online social networks that connect user profiles based on interests, concerns, or other shared traits.

History of Social Media

Although the tendency is to view social media as a creature of the 21st century, the roots of social media date back centuries. It can be argued that the earliest postal service in 550 BCE, albeit primitive, reflected an early effort to communicate across distance. The ...

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