Social Media Fact Sheet

Social media is integrated technology that allows users to generate their own content and then share that content through various connections. Social media is synonymous with Web 2.0, technology that focuses on integration, collaboration, and interaction. There are numerous social media tools available, many for little or no cost. Examples of social media include blogs, social networking sites, microblogging sites, photo and video-sharing sites, location-based networks, wikis, mashups, RSS feeds, and podcasts.

Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA

Provider: IACP

Publication Date: 2013

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