Is what a lot of people use in this day in age to keep in touch withother people, there are sets of internet sites which then gives leaves peoplebeing able to contribute and share things a lot faster. The ‘Social’ aspect insocial media has the idea that anyone can reach out to each other and havesimilar 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 media sites isn’t justrelevant and important for people who use it on a daily basis, it is also veryhelpful for businesses too, as it helps to promote the company and share whatthey are doing to get people, interested and more involved. It is media wherereaders can communicate with one other, where they can have a voice and sharetheir opinions and feelings toward something.
Megan Knight and Clare cook whoadvertised Social media for Journalists principles and practice ‘These changeshave created a more social way of doing journalism. More people can be heard.More voices can be included’. (Cook, 2013).
Journalist who workfor the BBC and any other huge companies, they will have to have social mediaaccounts and websites such as the biggest ones Facebook and Twitter to advertisetheir hard work, but by doing this action they have to be careful and to absolutelydefinite that the things that is being put across for the audience is the factand not a lie among it, especially with videos and images. The rise of socialmedia and the impact on mainstream journalism written by Nic Newman stated that’The BBC is careful to authenticate images, videos and eyewitnesses before theyare used in 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)