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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. There are many forms of social media that has risen in the past years and that includes text messaging and emails this helps you communicate almost through a letter format just a click of a button to send. Also we have social Internet sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Twitter allows you to have people follow your everyday move, and Facebook allows you to have friends and links to other sites if you sell things. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? The greatest benefit for individuals is that you get to communicate with people all over the world say you have a spouse in Iraq, then you can Skype on the Internet and almost talk face to face, also you can find lost relatives or friends on sights such as Facebook. The biggest benefit for society is that it has almost turned into a mini market or Times Square when it comes to all the selling and advertisement. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? The biggest problem with social media for individuals is that these web sites want so much personal and valuable information that it easily gets out there for scammers to have their pick on who they want to scam. The biggest problem for society is that something on the Internet can be put on the net by anybody so you don’t know what’s true and what’s lies and you don’t know when something will come out about you even if it’s not true. 4. How have modern social media sites affected commerce? Include positive and negative examples in your answer. The positives of affected commerce caused by social media would be sites such as Netflix, itunes, and Gamefly are all sites that affected commerce. Itunes affected CD’s everywhere (i.e.Virgin Record stores) Gamefly and Netflix shut down moms and pops video stores and big name retailers had to close doors such as Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. The negatives that affect our
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