What is a Social Platform?
Social platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are computer-based technologies that through creating virtual networks and communities, enables the exchange of ideas, images, and personal information.
The Many Forms
A variety of tech-enabled activities can take the form of social media, such as image sharing , blogging, social gaming, social networks, video sharing, business networks, reviews, and much more.
Key point:Social media started as a way to connect with friends and family but was later embraced by businesses which wanted to take advantage of a new communication medium to reach out to customers.