What is social media?

What is social media?

As a social media agency, it's our job to help our clients understand exactly what social media is.

To us, the basic definition of social media is:

Social media is people having conversations online. These conversations

can take a variety of forms; for example, blogs and comments or photo sharing.


Looking for more of a textbook definition? We'd probably say:

Social Media is the set of online tools that people use to collaborate and

connect online. These can be anything from forums and blogs to social

networks and online communities.


More vocabulary questions? Check out our glossary where we've defined all the most commonly used social media jargon.


Intro to Social Media: A Slideshow

More of a visual learner? Why not check out this great slideshow courtesy of Marta Kagan and SlideShare.