This will be a blog for my social media class.... cheers!
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Perception of Social Media
Many people today have different perceptions of social media, and wonder: do you think it is a fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?
Today I thought I would give my point of view on how I perceive social media.
To start things off, what is social media? Well, there are many ways social media can be explained, but in the easiest way to describe it, social media is a way how people can communicate to each other electronically. Some examples of social media are: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, etc...
More and more people each day jump on the bandwagon and join a social media site. This is mostly because it is easier to stay up-to-date on the latest news, or even TV shows if they happened to miss it. Also by joining social media sites it's convenient to stay close with friends and family, when they aren't close by.
Even companies are using social media to get their company know around the world. Business may even choose to advertise online rather than around a town. By doing this they are already helping the economy by saving paper, and it is more effective. Another reason why businesses use social media, is to reach out to the public, and keep them updated with recent news and events that may be happening.
Therefore believe that social media has become one of the biggest shifts since the Industrial Revolution, so come on and jump on the bandwagon with social media!