Published on 23 Oct 2013 Apple unveils new iPad Air : Apple unveils its latest thinner, faster tablet, the iPad Air, at an event in San Francisco, California. The company's senior vice president, Phil Schiller, describes it as 'the biggest step yet' in delivering their iPad vision. The company also released a new version of the iPad Mini.
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Published on 18 Oct 2013 | Within just a few months, Berlin has become the capital of the digital currency Bitcoin. Invented in 2009 by an anonymous hacker, it has not only become an online hit, but in the trendy district of Kreuzberg, more than twenty businesses now accept payment with the currency. Thousands of online merchants are starting to use it, to the point where banks are considering it a force to be reckoned with.
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Twitter is an excellent example of a social media website. (Image of Twitter)
What are Social Media Sites? | By Daniel Nations
Social media is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days, but it can sometimes be difficult to answer the question of what is social media. If MySpace is a social media site, and Mag.nolia is a social media site, and Wikipedia is a social media site, then just what is social media?
Is it social networking?
Is it social bookmarking?
Is it wiki?
What is Social Media?
The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website that doesn't just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. This interaction can be as simple as asking for your comments or letting you vote on an article, or it can be as complex as Flixster recommending movies to you based on the ratings of other people with similar interests.
Think of regular media as a one-way street where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report on television, but you have very limited ability to give your thoughts on the matter.
Social media, on the other hand, is a two-way street that gives you the ability to communicate too.