Social Media Guide
Social media represents a shift in the way we as a culture communicate. By using Internet-based platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube, social media provides new ways to connect, interact and learn. People no longer look for the news, the news finds them. And in the world of social media, the perception of truth can be just as powerful as the truth itself. The Internet moves information quickly, whether for good or bad. Social media, with a variety of available platforms, can instantaneously connect users within a global network, making the transfer of information even more pervasive. Today, social media is so widespread and transparent that you may already be involved even if you are not actively participating. Social media is a highly-effective tool to use when reaching out to large communities and audiences. But with this substantial ability to connect with the masses, comes risks. Using social media to spread information is becoming the standard. More and more units are using social media to communicate, so it’s more important than ever to understand the risks associated with using the various platforms.