Hum 186 Short Answer


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Short Answer Questions

Answer each question below. Answers should be approximately 100 words per question.

1. What are the different forms of social media that exist today? Provide examples of different social media and their primary purposes.
There are many forms of social media that have evolved over the past years and they are: E-mail, Websites, E-Commerce, Web Conferencing, Internet Calling (Internet telephony) Shared Workspaces (Collaborative workspace), Online Video (Video clip), Instant Messaging (IM), Chat, Online Communities (Virtual community), Newsgroups, Internet Forums, Podcasts, RSS (Really Simple Syndication), Mobile Phones, Social Networks and Social Networking, Wikis, Blogs, Micro-blogging, Web Widgets, Mashups (digital), and Social Bookmarketing.   Some   examples of social media are: YouTube ( video sharing), Digg (social book marketing), Twitter (microblogging), Facebook or My Space (social networking), and Blogger (blogging).
2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society?

With the invention of social media, news certainly spreads fast. One of the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society is the convenience. Social media allows us to stay up to date on all the latest news and interesting facts that are going on around the world with the click of a button. In today’s world we can simply click a button on a social media site or we can even search information we are interested in and instantly the information appears before our eyes. You can enjoy the social interaction by using various communication techniques. This media uses the web based and the mobile technologies for turning the communication into interactive dialogues. There are many social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many more. Face book helps us to schedule the protests and Twitter helps us to coordinate whereas the YouTube helps us to tell the world. Social...