What is social media?

Social media is a term used for websites that allow users to create and share content and participate in social networking. Social media platforms can be accessed on any device through the platform’s website or through the platform’s mobile app. These platforms are used to share photos, information, ideas, and interests virtually. Social media has become so popular around the world that more than half of the world’s population uses it! That’s A LOT of people and if you are brand new to social media, you may be wondering what is so great about it. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using a social media platform.

Why use social media?

There are different reasons why people choose to use social media. Below are some benefits to using social media platforms:

You can connect with loved ones to share stories and personal photos no matter where you are in the world.

You can stay up to date with the latest news stories and information.

Social media allows you to stay connected to your community by joining groups with people around you.

Companies can use social media to market or promote their products across the world.

You can even use social media platforms to shop online for products you want!

As you can see there are a lot of reasons why people use social media. In the next lesson you will be introduced to the most popular social media platforms.