Blogs and Social Media

I think that social media is any form of online media that allows users can contribute to and connect with others by interacting with other users. For example, people who use Facebook and Twitter can post updates to the site and also comment and talk to other Facebook and Twitter users. Basically, social media is completely user generated. Based on that definition, I do think that blogs can be a form of social media. They allow both the writer/s and readers to interact with each other. In many, if not all, blogs the writers talk with the readers in the comment section; in some blogs I visit, the writers are even “friends” with their readers. Even sites that aren’t really considered “social media”, such as ESPN and news websites are becoming more social, as they allow people to comment on them, and in the case with ESPN, sometimes allow people who use Facebook to comment.

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