each question below. Answers should be approximately 100 words per question.
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 exist today. Social media are
using highly accessible and scalable
techniques. Social media use
transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues
The different forms of social
media are instant messaging or IM, which enables users to send and receive real-time computer
messages, such as (
AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, IChat
). Blogs are sites that contain
articles in chronological, journal-like form, often with reader comments and links to other sites
). Micro Blogging (
Twitter, Google buzz).
Wiki web sites
enable anyone to edit and
contribute to them, such as
WikiTravel, WikiMapia, Wikipedia
). Social network is the use of a website to
connect with people who share personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular
school, etc, such as
Facebook, Myspace, Orkut, Friendster
). Video Sharing refers to websites or
software where users can distribute their video clips, such as (
). Massively Multiplayer
Online Role-Playing Games or MMORPG
is the virtual world of online role-playing games, such as
Warcraft, Second life, Clun Penguin
What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society?
I think the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society is being able to connect
and communicate with people anywhere in the world on the internet. Also social media helps
individuals stay in touch with friends and family, allow individuals to watch video clips, even
upload videos on the internet. Social media relates to the community living of a free society, a
global village concept of communication, information, as well as entertainments. It means a
blending of arts and cultures, like an ubiquitous 'melting pot' of American memes. It is the media
of social interaction in a modernist sense. [A meme is a unit of cultural ideas, symbols or
practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures.
The term Internet meme is used to describe a concept that spreads swiftly via the Internet.]
What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society?
The greatest problems of social media for individuals are
unacceptably commercial and
sensationalistic. Too many talk shows exploit personal problems for commercial gain, reality
shows often glamorize outlandish behavior and sometimes dangerous stunts, and television
research has once again documented a connection between aggression in children and violent
entertainment programs. Children, who watch nearly forty thousand TV commercials each year,
are particularly vulnerable to marketers selling junk food, toys, and “cool” clothing. Even the