It is a sequence of websites which allows people
to share things a lot quicker. The ‘Social’ in social media goes about the fact
that people can connect with each other and have the same type of inerests, and
the ‘media’ part is communication such as the internet. So many types of social
media sites in the world such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and
much more. Social media it not only just important for daily users it also is
very useful for business as well. It is media where people can communicate with
each other, where they can have a voice and share their opinions and feelings
toward something. According to Megan Knight and Clare cook who published Social
media for Journalists principles and practice ‘These changes have created a
more social way of doing journalism. More people can be heard. More voices can
be included’.  (Cook, 2013). Pg 3 Many
Journalist who work for the BBC and other big news companies will have social
media accounts such as the biggest named ones Facebook and Twitter to advertise
and publicize their work, but by doing this they have to be cautious and to
make sure that what they are putting out there for audiences is the truth,
especially with images and videos. The rise of social media and it’s impact on
mainstream journalism written by Nic Newman stated that ‘The BBC is careful to
authenticate photos, videos and eyewitnesses before they are used in output’. (Newman, 2009) There is a lot of
instant news spreading now, and the apps that haven’t been acknowldeged as much
as Facebook and Twitter is Instagram and Snapchat. Snapchat has something
called the ‘Discovery page’ where you can see what news is being shared and
find out the latest gossip. In the sense of those two platforms are not as huge
compared too Facebook and Twitter but is still accessiable with the latest new
and anyone who had access to a device can look at it, also You tube plays apart
in the sense of viewing videos. Over the years technology and social media has
changed, it is no longer a one way process. It is easier to understand how
social media worked years ago because it was not as complicated and
frustraiting  as it is now, How the world
changed social media written by Daniel Miller stated ‘Wind back through
Snapchat and Tinder, past Facebook and QQ though MySpace and