Social media or social network is a very popular concept nowadays, and is becoming more and more popular. They are online communication plataforms where people can interact using the available tecnology such us smart phones, tablets and computers.
There are many different types of social media with diverse proposed. Those tools are not only useful because allows people to comunicate in a different, unlimited way, but also can be use in an educational and informational way.
Types of Social Media
The most popular types of social media are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, linkedin, among others.
This website was created by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, with the help of his Harvard roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes. Eduardo Saverin and Andrew McCollum. At the beginning was a social network only for Harvard students, but then it has become worldwide known.
In Facebook, you create your own profile with a picture and a descritpion of yourself and you can share all kind of things such pictures, information, activities, events with your friends, the ones you have accepted or added as your “friends”.
It allows people to stay in touch, chat and share information. It can be useful to stay in contact with people all over the world but sometimes it helps to the gossip and the distribution of unpleasant information.
Twitter is a social network that consist on send and read “tweets” (short messages no longer than 140 characters). Everybody can read those message but only users can post them.
It was invented by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass in 2006. Lots of politicians and artists love to use it.
Instagram is about sharing pictures and videos with people in the social network as twitter and facebook. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010.
Linkedin created in 2002 is a very useful social media in the business world.