Social Media Essay

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Chapter 2
Review of Related Literature

The world is constantly changing and the ways we function in school, home and work are also changing. The speed of technology has developed and evolved dramatically that is why it brought a new style of communication.
Communication nowadays is really different from the way people communicate before. The movement of Web 2.0 plus the existence of technology has really improved that paved its way to different and new researches and studies about social media as a new communication tool. This chapter will focus on social media specifically social networking sites and its line to Overseas Filipino Workers and their families.

2.1 What is Social Media?

According to Merriam- Webster Dictionary Online, Social Media pertains to electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, messages, file and other content.
The word Social Media refers to the use of web- based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Social media takes on different types including magazines, internet forum, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, photographs, video and more. As the world develops and takes part in the social media revolution, Skype, Viber, Yahoo Messenger, Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, etc. are now on the move in delivering message (Baruah, 2012).
According to Currie (n.d), social media are the various electronic tools, technologies, and applications that facilitate interactive communication and content exchange, enabling the user to move back and forth easily between the roles of the audience and content producers (p.3). The explosion of social media (social networking websites, blog, and text messaging) has really chang...

... middle of paper ... shops instead, Skype gives a free call or even a video call to connect and talk to your loved ones.
3. Apps- You can download Skype from the market in the internet for free. It is convenient for it provides access even if you are not in front of your laptop. If you are tired of bringing laptops, you can just take your smart phone and make a free call.
4. No missing a special event- Since Skype exists, someone abroad can join you just like he or she is just there joining you on that occasion. It might not be in person yet the presence is still there.
5. No lengthy emails- You don’t need to invest on typing long electronic mails for voice mail is already present.
6. Keeps you together¬- This is the main point. Even you are far away from home or loved ones, you can still manage to talk with them and continue the communication line between the relationship existing.

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