Computer Training: Social Media

What is Social Media?

A Dictionary of Social Media (Oxford Reference)The online and mobile technologies or platforms people use to interact and share content, including social networking sites, social bookmarking and social news sites, geosocial networking sites, blogs, online forums, file-sharing and media-sharing sites, social gaming sites, social commerce sites, virtual worlds, and wikis. In public relations, one of the four media forms in the media cloverleaf, enabling public engagement with influencers.

• Chandler, Daniel, and Rod Munday. "Social Media." A Dictionary of Social Media: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference. 2016.

Facebook

Facebook (2004) The most popular global online social networking site, with over one and a half billion registered user accounts. The site encourages users to create a profile under their real name and to include details about themselves, typically including biographical information and interests.

• Chandler, Daniel, and Rod Munday. "Facebook." A Dictionary of Social Media: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference. 2016.

YouTube

YouTube (2005) The most popular video streaming website and virtual community. Users can subscribe to and comment on the channels of uploaders. It is a striking example of the monetization of content through the generation of advertising revenue on the most popular channels. It was acquired by Google in 2006.

• Chandler, Daniel, and Rod Munday. "YouTube." A Dictionary of Social Media: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference. 2016.

Twitter

Twitter (2006) A social networking site and microblog.

• Chandler, Daniel, and Rod Munday. "Twitter." A Dictionary of Social Media: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference. 2016.

Instagram

Instagram (2010) A photosharing app enabling users to post photographs and very brief video clips and to share them on a variety of social networking platforms. It includes digital filters which can be used to give photographs a more professional appearance.

• Chandler, Daniel, and Rod Munday. "Instagram." A Dictionary of Social Media: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference. 2016.

How the Library Uses Social Media