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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