Axia College Material
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.
Blogging and micro-blogging is used for the purpose of advertising
things, keeping family up to date and entertainment. Many people use
blogging sites every day. There are many blogging sites such as
Blogger, Twitter, Google Buz, Yahoo Meme, Xanga, Blogtap, Blog Spot,
Live Journal, and Word Press.
Social Networks are used to keep people connected and to also
advertise information. These sites include Facebook, Myspace, My Year
Book, Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus, Ning, Tagged, Orkut, and Hi5
Social Bookmarking is a method for internet users to organize, store,
manage, and search for bookmarks or resources online. Popular sites
include, Twitter, Digg, Stumble Upon, Mixx, Fark, and Friend Feed.
Video Sharing is used to share videos for advertisement, entertainment,
and to keep family and friends updated. Popular sites are Youtube, Hulu,
Facebook, and Myspace,
Forums are used to ask questions and chat with others about issues. We
know have a forum in the PhoenixConnect section. These are sites like
2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society?
Social media sites can help people connect and can help advertise business. Social
Networking sites can help make product sales successful. They can make artists popular
who does not have any other means in getting there music out there. Social media gives
the society communication, information, and entertainment. There are fast
communications in the internet. A company can get instant feedback from customers and
reply to customers instantly. We can connect with people we would not talk to otherwise.
Rather it be cultural differences, religious, or just living in different places.
has brought us together in a great way.
3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society?