What is Social Media?
This Multimedia News Release links to services that offer different ways to bookmark, search for, or share this page. All of the services are provided for free, but some form of registration may be required to participate. The following is a brief description of each:
del.icio.us allows users to save their bookmarks online. del.icio.us also gives users the ability to "tag" their bookmarks with descriptive category names. As members of a "social bookmarking" community, del.icio.us users can also see how many other people have bookmarked the same pages, and they can look at those users' bookmark collections to find other interesting online content.
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On Digg, users share interesting online content by submitting links to the site. At that point, the Digg audience can vote on whether or not they think it is interesting. Articles with lots of votes, or "diggs," rise up higher on the site's main page and topical subsection pages.
Another form of social sharing, this site also lets users categorize the content they are submitting to Digg and label it with descriptions of up to 350 characters. Digg users can also submit comments on each content item submitted to the site.
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Technorati searches and organizes blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.) increasingly referred to as "social media."
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reddit allows users to share news articles and other online content with users of the site. Users also give articles a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. reddit then uses those votes to build a user profile and to find articles to recommend to you. Users can also submit comments on items posted to the site.
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At Newsvine, you can share this news article, and read news stories from established media organizations, as well as individual contributors from all around the world.
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If you are a registered user of Google's personalized homepage, e-mail and other services, you can also save bookmarks and label them with keywords.
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Users of Yahoo's "MyYahoo" feature can save bookmarks to their personal page, tag them with keywords, and share them with other Yahoo users.
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