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Archive for Social Media

Mashable’s history of social media (infographic)

Pedantic, I know, to point out “social media” didn’t begin with email. That quibble aside, check out an elegant history-of-social-media at a glance from Mashable.com


Social media 101

From the ReadWriteWeb blog, university courses introducing students to social media–Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Del.icio.us, and the rest.

Social media. Web 2.0. You know what these things are and you take advantage of them every day on the net. Whether you’re socializing on Facebook, updating Twitter, or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s something that everyone innately understands or knows how to use – especially when it comes to using it for marketing, PR, or other business-related purposes. That’s why many of today’s colleges and universities are now offering “social media” classes as an option for their students.

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