HUM176 Mid Term Exam

HUM176 Mid Term Exam - Axia College Material Appendix A...

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Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm Exam Answer each question below. Answers should be approximately 100 words per question. 1. What are the different forms of social media that exist today? Provide examples of different social media and their primary purposes. The different forms of social media that exist today would be social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, which allow the user to interact with friends family members who live far and near. The user can chat, post text, share information about the user’s life, photos, and meet with people from his or her past and make new friends also. There are social media websites that allow the user to play games and interact with others with the same likes and dislikes. A video sharing social media website would be YouTube. It allows users to post videos of themselves or others, promote bands, and watch popular videos. Another video sharing site would be Hulu, which offers streaming episodes TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox, ABC, and others. Blogging sites such as Blogger are used for the author to write down his or her ideas and thoughts and post them for the world to see. A new social media is Skype, which permits users to have Internet video calls where each caller can see the other without traveling. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? The greatest benefits for individuals and society would be the ability to communicate with one another more efficiently than ever before. Many social networking sites have instant messenger or chat capabilities and people can receive the messages instantly waiting with e-mail or regular mail. Businesses have a better chance of seen by more potential consumers by using social media websites. Businesses can post their business information or ads on websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube. This is a free way for them to be seen by a large number of people. Consumers can be instantly informed about current sales or find the best deals and businesses can receive instant feedback on products as well as sharing ideas for new projects. Social media websites also allow people instant access to keep up with the news that is always
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HUM 176 taught by Professor Jenniferlearny during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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