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Social Media

Social Media (/ˈsoʊʃəl ˈmiːdiə/) is a term that refers to websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. The etymology of the term "social media" is derived from the words "social" meaning relating to society or its organization, and "media" referring to the main means of mass communication.


The history of social media dates back to the 1970s with the creation of the first email system. This was followed by the development of internet forums, blogs, and eventually social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Types of Social Media

There are several types of social media, including:

Impact on Society

Social media has had a significant impact on society, influencing various aspects such as communication, business, and politics. It has also been associated with various issues such as cyberbullying, privacy concerns, and mental health issues.

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