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Adam Vincenzini asked his followers on Twitter to submit their personal definitions of what is social media? Based on that list I am going to pick a few of my favorite responses that I think adequately capture the best definition of social media.

@mattsingley Social media is online content & communication that is interactive & dynamic, not controlled by any one person or entity.
-Social media gives everyone an equal chance to communicate and advertise.

@dbreakenridge Social media means listening carefully and learning to share valuable information that bonds people and builds strong relationships.
-For example it gives a way for people to network on an international landscape and meet people that they would not normally come in contact with daily.

@katiemoffat Social media is like offline, traditional word of mouth but on steroids.
-Its amazing how fast news can travel from one participant to the other in social media.  I personally look to twitter for event updates and product reviews from my friends.

@litmanlive Social media is one of the biggest opportunities to brands online in recent history. It’s the real time web in motion.
-Companies have a chance to communicate directly with their fan base quickly.

My personal tweet would read something like this…
@mbutle social media is the medium that people use to communicate, advertise, and express there personal opinions in a technological way.

As you can see there are many ways to define social media.  Regardless of what words you choose to capture the true meaning of “social media,” it is impossible to notice how it has transformed media and all related fields.  With the networking landscape changed forever I am excited to see what new innovations and communication avenues that spring from this!

You have the right to know!


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