Social media is a collection of technologies that mediate human interaction. Based on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0 Internet culture, these technologies range from blogs, social networks, wikis, podcasts, Internet forums, magazines, social bookmarking and much more. Below are a list of social media sites and networks that should be useful for your class.
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Here are a few of those sites:
Mashable.com is a publication on post Web 2.0 Internet culture. The RSS feed displays articles that are focused on social media endeavors.