Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. The variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available introduces challenges of definition; however, there are some common features:[1]

  1. Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.[1][2]
  2. User-generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, is the lifeblood of social media.[1][2]
  3. Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed, and maintained by ther social media organization.[1][3]
  4. Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user’s profile with those of other individuals or groups.[1][3]

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