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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...
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...er 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.
P.N Howard and MR. Park (2012) – Social Media is a medium consisting of three parts, namely information infrastructure and tools used to produce and distribute media content, media contant can be personal massages, news, idea, and products digital from are individual organitations and industries. In general definition of social media is the media associated with the majority in use by teenagers, adults and children. Social media connect people who are on earth. Not only Indonesian connect with Indonesian but also beetwen Indonesians with foretgners. Social media is very important for community. Because it always people to communicatate in rarely distant. Social media also provides up to date information.
Social Media refers to the interaction and communication among people using mobile and internet based technology and equipments. It is the way of intercommunication in which they can create, share or exchange their ideas and information in online groups and communities. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content”(Haenlein). The social media has made people communicate with others easily in any part of the world.
Social media is defined as the democratization of content and a shift in the role that made humans in the process of reading and disseminating information. Social media covers a variety of things that use internet to facilitate conversation (Solis, 2009). Social media is considered as the creation of the foundation that connects people, provide opportunities to produce and share content with others, extract and process the knowledge to the society and share it again. Some popular social media are Faceboook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Foursquare, YouTube and Others (Lewis, 2010).
Social media can be defined as web sites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts: Many businesses are utilizing social media to generate sales (Dictionary.com, n.p.).
Katona and Sarvary (2014) define social media as “the way in which people interact to create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks”. Asur and Huberman (2010) state that social media is shifting in a high-speed the conversations in the society about topics from the environment and politics to the technology and the entertainment industry due to the easy use, speed and capacity of social media platforms and networks. Well-known social media platforms include Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn,Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and more. Social media differ from related concepts such as Web 2.0, which is considered as the platform for the development of social media (Kaplan
Social media is the fruit of the current Web 2.0 technology. It is a series of organized applications which need to have internet connection to realize their functions of producing and interchanging of the contents generated by users (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010). To be clearer, the social media is what we use to exchange information in daily life through internet. The implementation of social media can be found all around us, especially with the development of portable devices, and easier internet access. With constant upgrading on mobile platform, and the efforts of internet suppliers, more and more people can now enjoy the social media applications and media web sites with a relatively lower constraint by time and space. Through using social media tools, people can receive or deliver information quicker and more effectively. The implementation of social media has made the earth smaller. Thus, it may bring about many impacts which may significantly change people’s lives.
Skype has a solid commercial viability since it’s introduction into the market because of the free calls between its users. Skype`s is one of the most popular paid services for communication it givers member the ability to make regular landlines and mobile phones from anywhere in the world. Skype`s also has a target concentration in place which helps boots populate rate with the young adults who have a much better understanding
What is social media? According to Merriam Webster, it a “form of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.” “While the Internet has always allowed individuals to participate in media not only as consumers but also as producers, the social aspect of media did not flourish until the 2000s (Media Convergence).” Social media is perceived negatively primarily through the eyes of older generations simply because they did not have the advanced technology we do in this day and age. Social media has been described as one of the worst things that has happened to society but I disagree. I believe that social media is beneficial in the way
With the way the world is now it should be no surprise to anyone that social media has very literally taken over the world in this day and age. From late 2008 to early 2009 the size of Facebook users doubled from 100 million to 200 million in eight months, and was already up to 400 million by early 2010. Twitter also raised its number of users in 2009 from 4.5 million to 20 million (Zandt). With a few clicks of a button or taps on a screen, a person can be connected to family and friends in every corner of the world and even see what their favorite celebrities are doing with their lives.”Social media defines an array of internet sites that enable people from all over the world to interact. This can be through discussion, photos, video and audio
Currently, social media is the most popular method of communicating and interacting with others. It is a methodology to new media as it changes and evolves with our needs and expectations. Social media has evolved and adapted to become a huge part of our personal and professional lives.
Social media as defined by dictionary.com is “websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts”. People use social media for networking, education, and entertainment. Some of today’s popular social media sites include Facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, vine, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Facebook is used as a basic social media site. People can share pictures, videos, and “status updates” to let people know how they are doing or exciting things going on in that person’s life. Twitter can is similar to Facebook, but updates are limited to one hundred – forty characters. YouTube is a site specifically made to share videos, which is its only function. Vine is used to share 6 second video clips, instagram is a picture sharing website, that just recently allowed sixteen second videos to be shared. LinkedIn is used for employers to find prospective employees and vice versa.
Social media is a form of online communication channels devoted to society input, intercommunication, and cooperation. In social media, people can talk and interact without restriction, exchange and debate information with each other about their lives by using many different combinations of the words, personal multimedia, photos, and videos. Also, in social media, individulsa and groups can create, edit, comment on, and engage in personal conversations. There are numerous types of social media, for example, wikis, blogs, social network site, micro blogging services, and sites sharing media. At the beginning, social media was limited to a few networks sites, for instance, Bulletin Board System that allows people to communicate with each other and post a comment. Today, social media has transformed from ineffective sites to more useful and effective websites, for example, Facebook, and MySpace. Some companies are using social media to achieve their goals which is attracting more customers to company website. Three advantages of using social media in business are: raising brand consciousness, building customer relationships, and increasing performance measurements.
Social media an online platform that is known to keep people connected and also helps them know of the happenings around yet still keeping them hooked and entertained. Social media is also known as websites and applications that are dedicated to forums, microblogging, social networking and wikis. Social media is split into two parts the “social” part and the “media” part. The “social” part refers to people interacting with each other and the “media” part refers to the instruments of communication like internet, tv, radio
In the end, social media provide a way of keeping in relations with friends, also allow many companies to reach a large number of costumers and to be more productivity. At the same time, media are changing the ways in which we communicate and interact with others. Social media is a very interesting thing in our life. It was made for the free exchange of lots of information all around the world without boundaries but we have to know well how and why to use these media.