Social Media blogs,
wikis, tweets and variations of website
forums all are the stuff
running the revolution in the 'new
media' realm and orbit...
When did Media become "Social Media"?
First, any definition should
begin with the fact the term is a noun
a plural verb), and is a category within the field of Digital
Since its inception
in the Digital
Age social media
is accepted as 'the'
to maintain and create relationships
through the medium
devices. Such devices and tools are used by individuals and large
groups of people
to share information in developing social and professional contacts.
of its application is in how
businesses utilize social
media to generate sales as well as to provide private Intranets
for clients or vendors to connect with to conduct business
Media's origin arose
and 2005 according to Dictionary.com's description
first source search
began with a visit to Dictionary.com [unabridged]
of Random House, Inc.,
which all at MediaHeads
are comfortable with as a foundational source of reference.
this initial source many
facets of Social Media entities are
useful, depending on its specific purpose and use. Keep
in mind MediaHeads selects
based on its standing in a given category.
Each choice meets the MediaHeads standard, meaning
it is selected for among other characteristics a high standard
of relavancy; i.e. being a
versus only an adequate tool.
An interesting read on the beginnings
Media, as an aside, is entitled
of Connectivity by Josť
researcher who appears on point.
Media basics. First, a
definition and then some Q & A.
MediaHeads defines Social Media as:
venue or collection of interactive data (information
to 1980's bulletin board exchanges that
lacked GUI) and updated
seemingly in real time for
the purpose of
sharing communications with individuals and groups through
Where was social
media first used?
It is debatable on who you speak with. Our vote goes to CompuServe
in their 1969 dial-up connection measured in 'baud'.
What in the world is 'baud' and
what did it have to do with the telegraph and the number five
A: The original 'baud
rate' was relative to speed when
comparing to current measurements. The telegraph was originally just
electronic pulses and the baud
rate improved its efficiency and speed in the