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I Call a Social!

March 13th, 2012 · No Comments · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch, NH Room, Teens

Social media is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days, but it can sometimes be difficult to answer the question of what is social media. The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.  Think of regular media as a one-way street where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report on television, but you have very limited ability to give your thoughts on the matter.  Social media, on the other hand, is a two-way street that gives you the ability to communicate too. Because social media is such a broad term, it covers a large range and type of websites. The one common link between these websites is that you are able to interact with the website and interact with other visitors.  Here are some interesting facts about social media:

Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US.

Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.

Social Media has overtaken pornography as the #1 activity on the web.

If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest.

The number of social media users age 65 and older grew 100 percent throughout 2010, so that one in four people in that age group are now part of a social networking site.

On Tuesday, March 20th we will be hosting an introductory class on social media applications.  This class will be part hands on/part discussion and is intended for those who are new to social media.  The class will run from 2-3 PM in the Winchell Room of the main branch. Registration is required, so please visit our website or call us (at 624-6550 X320) to register.

See you at the library!

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