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This LibGuide contains information about various online social media and social networking sites.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Social media is an on-line environment established for the purpose of mass collaboration.

Social Media Cube

Image courtesy of Flickr user MSEO FabianMedina.

Social media is the environment not the technology (i.e., Facebook is a social media environment built on social networking technology and Wikipedia is a social media environment built on wiki technology).


There's also a video called Twitter in Plain English.

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag (or hash tag) is a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. You add them in-line to your Twitter posts by prefixing a word with a hash symbol (or number sign). Twitter users often use a hashtag like #followfriday to aggregate, organize and discover relevant posts.


    The "Big 6" Social Media Sites

         Facebook                        LinkedIn

       Twitter                              Flickr

       Pinterest                          Tumblr


      Facebook 101

      Below is a short video explaining how to get started in Facebook:


        The Social Media Revolution

        This video is produced by the author of Socialnomics


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