SOCIAL NETWORKS & MICROBLOGS

Social Media is one of the biggest attractions to the internet, and this is especially true for members of the younger generations. Social Media is defined as the websites and applications that allow users to generate, curate, and share content and otherwise engage in online social networking. You have probably heard of the big names in Social Media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but there are countless Social Media platforms that are available right now, and more are being developed regularly.

As Social Media is such a broad term, we are focusing here on the broadest of Social Media platforms that allows users to share their information in many different ways with many different people. Websites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are home to billions of users who see these platforms as a way to express themselves, to interact with friends (or strangers), and to share their information with others.

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

-Facebook

To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.

-Twitter

Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be.

-Tumblr