Is whatmany people use in this day in age to keep in touch with others, there are setsof websites which can then allow people to contribute and share things a lot faster.The ‘Social’ aspect in social media has the idea that anyone can connect with eachother and have similar hobbies and passion, then and the ‘media’ part is the communicationknown as the internet. Talking about the social platforms such as Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and much more.
Social platforms isn’t justrelevant and helpful for people who use it all the time on a daily basis, it isalso very helpful for businesses too, as it helps to promote the company andshare what they are doing to get people, interested and more involved. It ismedia where people can communicate with each other, where they can have a voiceand share their opinions and feelings toward something. Megan Knight and Clarecook who advertised Social media for Journalists principles and practice ‘Thesechanges have created a more social way of doing journalism. More people can beheard. More voices can be included’. (Cook, 2013). There’s a lot of Journalistwho work for the BBC and other huge companies, they have social media accountsand websites such as the biggest ones Facebook and Twitter to publicize theirwork, but by doing this action they have to be careful and to absolutely definitethat the things that is being put across for the audience is the fact and not alie among it, especially with videos and images. The rise of social media andthe impact on mainstream journalism written by Nic Newman stated that ‘The BBCis careful to authenticate images, videos and eyewitnesses before they are usedin output’.
(Newman, 2009) There is a lot of instant newsspreading now, the apps that haven’t been acknowledged been noticed a lot comparedto Facebook and Twitter is Instagram and Snapchat. Snapchat has a ‘Discoverypage’ where anybody is able to have a glimpse at the type of news that is beingshared and have access to the latest gossip. The sense of these two platforms theyare not as huge compared too Facebook and Twitter but is still available withthe better up to date news, and the public who can find a way to any type oftechnology can see it, there is also You tube which also plays a role in thesense of viewing videos. Over the years technology and social media hasalternated drastically, it is no more a one sided street. It’s simpler tounderstand how social media worked a long time ago because it was not ascomplicated as it is now, How the world changed social media written by DanielMiller stated ‘Wind back through Snapchat and Tinder, past Facebook and QQthough MySpace and Friendster to life before that’ pg2 (Miller, 2016)