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social media

Social media is a content-service that enables social interaction to generate, disseminate, and access content – such as articles, photos or video.

Examples of social media websites and services include:

Often synonymous with web 2.0, social media is the preferred term for describing the how content is generated (through social interaction/‘user-contributed’), whereas web 2.0 describes the underlying technologies, including the ways that people are able to use the system (interface).

Related terms: blog, content, convergence, interface, web 2.0.


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