Social Media are "websites and applications used for social networking", which is the "use of dedicated websites and applications to communicate with other users, or to find people with similar interests to one's own." - New Oxford American Dictionary
Web 2.0 is the "second stage of development of the World Wide Web, characterized esp. by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social networking." - New Oxford American Dictionary
What is this guide for?
The purpose of this guide is to educate and to provide tools to help you navigate today's online social world. If you need additional help learning about social media, try these free tutorials at GCFLearnFree.org.
Information that is put on the Internet is becoming increasingly easier to find. That includes your personal information and/or anything that you don't want "everyone" to see, but still want to share. Social media is all about online sharing and collaboration, but too often unwanted information gets out. This blog does a fairly good job of summarizing the top reasons why you should be careful about what information, and with who, you share online. The video below can help remind you of your digital presence.