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Social Media
Social media (or social networks) are tools that enable online communication of people or companies through various channels (virtual communities or networks) by creating, sharing and discussing user-generated content including pictures, videos, text, etc. Recent highly interactive platforms such as smart phones, tablets and notebooks make it easy to create and modify such content. Some of the most prominent examples of social media are:
Facebook - a social media service that allows users to create profiles, create and exchange content, and to interact with friends, family and colleagues.
Twitter - a social media service that allows sharing short media content - so-called tweets - using different devices.
LinkedIn - a social media used by professionals to enhance their career and business.
Google+, Pinterest, Instagram are some other examples of social media.
Social media is becoming part of everyday life for users, whereas companies use social media to market products, promote brands and connect to their target customers.
Social Impact: Social media has revolutionized the way people socialize using the Web. It offers the opportunity to re-connect with people old friends and acquaintances, make new friends, discuss ideas, participate in different activities and share media content. Furthermore, professionals use social media to enhance their career and business. By using social media people can learn about different cultures and societies and connect with people from these different cultures and societies. Unfortunately, social media has its negative effects including false sense of connection, cyber-bullying, decreased productivity and privacy threats, which pose difficult challenges that need to be addressed in the future.

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