Axia College Material
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.
Social media can take many different forms, including Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs,
micro blogging, wikis, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking.
By applying a set of theories in the field of media research (social presence, media richness) and
social processes (self-presentation, self-disclosure) Kaplan and Heinlein created a classification
scheme for different social media types in their Business Horizons article published in 2010.
According to Kaplan and Heinlein there are six different types of social media: collaborative
projects, blogs and micro blogs, content communities, social networking sites, virtual game
worlds, and virtual communities. Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, v logs, wall-
postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, and voice over IP, to name a
few. Many of these social media services can be integrated via social network aggregation
What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society?
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
a 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 and society are the dissemination of useless
facts, rumors etc. The interaction can be addicting and has kept people from the normal social