Social mediaare interactive technologies that facilitate theandof information, ideas, interests, and other forms of expression throughand.While challenges to the definition ofsocial mediaarisedue to the variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available, there are some common features:
Users usually access social media services throughonorservices that offer social media functionality to their mobile devices (e.g.,and). As users engage with theseservices, they create highly interactive platforms which individuals, communities, and organizations can share, co-create, discuss, participate, and modify user-generated or self-curated content posted online.Additionally, social media are used to document memories; learn about and explore things; advertise oneself; and form friendships along with the growth of ideas from the creation of,, videos, and gaming sites.This changing relationship between humans and technology is the focus of the emerging field of.Some of the most popular social media websites, with more than 100 million registered users, include(and its associated),,,,,,,,, and. Depending on interpretation, other popular platforms that are sometimes referred to as social media services include,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and more.are examples of collaborative content creation.
Many social media outlets differ from(e.g., printand,, and) in many ways, including quality,,, usability, relevancy, and permanence.Additionally, social media outlets operate in atransmission system, i.e., many sources to many receivers, whileoutlets operate under atransmission model (i.e., one source to many receivers). For instance, a newspaper is delivered to many subscribers and a radio station broadcasts the same programs to an entire city