Facebook And Facebook: The Different Types Of Social Media

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Introduction

Social media is a trending that is quickly growing in the world. Almost every single person has a social media account, whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or anything else. Facebook has seen a fast increase in subscribers since 2004 increasing from one million to 1.15 billion subscribers today (Growth). On a day-to-day basis the average American spends between 15-30mins of every hour on a social media network (Growth). For those who don’t know social media is a form of communication where users/subscribers to those outlets can create a profile, exchange important information, and share there ideas all through the internet. For example, Instagram allows users to post pictures and share it to Facebook, and
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Social networks are websites, networks or services that allows users to connect with other people, friends, strangers or family. Included on these social networks are your personal information such as date of birth, country, high school you graduated from, college/university attended, and family information as well. Facebook ask its users to include their likes and dislikes, and other interest as well. After attaining that information Facebook tries to connect the user with people they might or might not know as a way to get the user connected to the right people. An example, is if Quincy said that he worked at the Creamery in University Park Facebook will then cross-reference that and try to locate other users who worked at the Creamery as well in order to see if the user might know the other person. The most popular social networks currently are Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. Snapchat is a popular social media outlet because it allows the user to share what is going on in their life at the moment with either a picture or videos to their friends on the …show more content…
Social news allows users to post specific news article, videos, and self uploaded clips of what they consider to be news. After an individual post these stories other users can choose to share the video or article if they find it important to do so. An example would be the Eric Gardner video that was captured by a civilian. The bystander recorded the incident where law enforcement was harassing an unarmed African American male. Captured on video was how law enforcement used excessive force to detain Eric Garner and he in sued to inform them that he could not breathe. After sharing the video more and more people passed the video around and the result of that were countless rioting all over the

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