What is Social Media?

In my opinion, the definition of social media is a platform where people can write about anything freely. People have a lot of freedom based on whether or not they want to see things and who they want to follow. However, the potential to actually see everything is possible. Think about Facebook, people can connect with friends and see anything that is posted from a newsfeed. However, it is only with people you are “friends” with. In order to see anything else you must have permission from the other person. It is this that separates it from a blog. With a blog, your posts and information are accessible to anyone and you might not even know that person is following you. I think this small point is the thing that separates blogs from official social media.


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