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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. Different forms of social media include computers and the internet, cell phones, and MP3 players. On the internet, we have many options, such as Face book, which has a little bit of everything, from posting pictures and messages, along with keeping in contact with others in a created community. Another one on the internet is YouTube, where you can post videos. A great place to see what is going on in America. You can also get all of your news and updates through the web. With cell phones, you have communication on the run, along with texting, gaming capabilities, and music and video. Today’s phones are internet capable. Some MP3 players can do the same thing as a cell phone by downloading web content and storing music, video, and pictures. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? Some of the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society today are the convenience of having all this mass media at your fingertips. You can access news reports in a flash and find out what’s going on in your community in an instant. For individuals and society alike, it is a major necessity when keeping in contact and connecting with friends and family. In today’s busy world, a person can save a lot of time by posting updates of their life on a social networking site, like Face book. It just became too time consuming to sit down and write a handwritten letter and mail it off. You could end up waiting for weeks for correspondence, not mention we do not have to pay for stamps anymore. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? Some of the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society are the lack of reliable sources on the web. Credibility is a big factor. With all of the various sites reporting news, it can be a little difficult knowing who to trust, who is reporting true and correct stories. Another problem is the lack of “face to face” communication. So often we rely on technology to communicate with, we tend to lose the importance of communicating at a physical level, or “face to face”. Customer Service is a lost art, almost non-existent, due to the simplicity and time saving convenience of technology. It’s all pre-recorded and set up through a computer. Of course, it is harder to get the help you need this way.
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course HUM 176 taught by Professor Jenniferlearny during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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