The Invention Of Social Media

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"Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage", that is a quote given from Amy Jo Martin to emphasize how important the invention of social media is. The invention of social media has changed the world in various ways. Just a decade ago; Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram were just a mere thought in peoples mind. Before social media, all there was on the internet was information. Entertainment was only limited to watching TV. If someone wanted to be entertained, all the individual would have was TV and outside. There was no such thing as a web series; an individual would have to go to a TV at a specific time instead of going on a streaming website. Say if a student wanted an opinion on something for an assignment, the student would have to find a person to ask. There was no way of asking anybody on the Web 2.0, the student would have to find a friend or go up to a stranger. Before social media, it would be tough to hear someone’s point of view. He (the student) could not conveniently go on a chat room to discuss something, he would have to go out and organize groups and find other people who he wanted a point of view from. According to Ms. Jenna Obee, social media is "any website that allows you to comment, share, like, friend or otherwise interact with other members of the site" (Obee), but it is more than that. Social media is a new type of communication; every generation had their own type of

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