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Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies. They facilitate
the creation and sharing of information. Social media also helps to share
ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities
and networks. Social media can be built-in services on your device as well
as a stand-alone service. Users typically access social media services via
web-based technologies on desktops and laptops, or download services that
offer social media on their mobile devices (apps).

Social media comes in numerous forms, but there are some common features found
throughout. Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-Based applications.
User-generated content are generated through all online interactions,
this is the common commodity of social media. This content includes text
posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data. Users create service
-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained
by the social media organization. Social media facilitate the development
of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of
other individuals or groups.

Networks formed through social media change the way groups of people interact
and communicate. These changes are the focus of the emerging fields of
technoself studies. Social media differ from paper-based media and
traditional electronic media in a multitude of ways.


There are numerous social media sites, each tailored to specific indivuals
and specific interests. Having so many social media sites means that there is
going to be competition between them all. Each social media entity competes
to see which site can snag the most market share amongst various consumers.

As of now, there are 10 social media sites that dominate the market.
1. Facebook
2. YouTube
3. Twitter
4. Reddit
5. Instagram
6. Pinterest
7. LinkedIn
8. Quora
9. Tumblr
10. Yelp
They have been ranked 1-10, 1 having the greatest market share.

The market share of a social media site is determined by how many visits that
site gets. Every month a chart lists the top 10 sites of that month by market
share of visits. Various aspects lead to the increase and decrease of market
share. Some examples include scandals, such as the Facebook scandal. Facebook
was caught sharing users data and that created a large scandal in the news
and led to users refraining from visiting the site for a while.


Many people forget to acknowledge that social media websites are not only
websites, they are also businesses. That is how social media sites make money,
by being businesses. Social networking sites have employees and costs to run
their sites, so they had to find a way to pay back all those costs.

Social networks start with funding from venture capitalists. Investors are
willing to take a risk on a company if they think it can be profitable in
the future. They invest early on and hope for a huge payoff down the road
in the end when the business becomes more successful. Twitter and Facebook are
both some examples of social networking sites that all began with funding from
a venture capitalist.

Another very common way social networking sites make money is through
advertising and e-commerce. Ads are a convenient and strategic way to make
money because there are millions of users using social media sites every
day, which means millions of eyes on various ads every day. Ads can be for
e-commerce sites and other businesses can sell items through social
networking sites, which means two businesses can be making money at once.

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