What is social media, why is it relevant, and where is it heading?

Social media is a collective term for the technological means society uses to communicate ideas, etcetera. Such platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit.

Social media is relevant to our day and age primarily due to its accessibility. Since the internet stretches out and connects most of the world, it is an excellent place to search for things going on around the world today. Social media is used to share the experiences that others have.

It seems apparent that social media is spreading across the earth like the plague, and bringing with it a new era, heralded by the glorious six-second video and the illustrious 200-character text.

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