Ie, social media is sharing the media, building upon it, improving it, disproving it - an object around which we gather together, for warmth, comradery and connections to each other and the things that matter most to us…]]>
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@Brian I like your definition. But I’m not sure about the strong focus on conversation. The conversational dimension is very important, but social media also allows for new ways of managing social relationships, knowledge or personal identities. For me, Wikipedia is a very important part of social media. But conversation is just a subordinate element of the encyclopedia. I’d prefer a more encompassing concept of media that is not only about content and conversation.]]>
Traditional media is broadcast–one way. Social media enables interactions.
What comes out of those interactions should be described by other terms–conversation, empowerment, marketing, therapy, etc.]]>