Social media

Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. Social media has been on the rise with millions of people using the programs every day. It has changed the way we look at the world. We now have access to news and information immediately.


Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and vide send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Facebook allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues
its news feed algorithm has shaped not only what we read and how we keep in touch, but how the media frame stories to catch our attention. From the start, savvy publishers have gamed the algorithm’s quirks to concoct viral hits. In response, Facebook’s engineers are constantly tweaking the code in ways that disadvantage some types of posts while boosting others.

Instagram what is it?
It is a powerful photography App and software that allows you to share your photos instantly across differnet social media platforms
Lets look at what the icons mean


From the home screen you can see all the latest posts
from the people you follow on Instagram.

Explore what's popular on Instagram and find
the hash tags and people you may wish to follow

Where to take a photo with your phone's camera

The Heart
You will find your recent notifications likes and activity

Access your profile where you can see all your posts, change your settings including
update your profile picture
Instagram Stories for making a photo story
Stories are temporary videos or photos that form a slideshow that tells a story.
Here's how to create one:
  • You can also quickly launch Stories by swiping right from the main screen.
  • Tap the circle button at the bottom of the screen to take photos or tap and hold to record a video.
  • Edit the photos or videos with text or add a drawing as you normally would. There are three types of pens using the pen icon
  • Tap Done to when you want to save the story
  • Tap the Add Your Story button to share to your Story.


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Facebook to keep in touch with friends, upload photos, post link and videos.
Facebook: timeline
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Main stream media now also used social media as a way to share their news as their number of readers across the world decline.

Useful social media tools

There is a vast array of social media technologies available. Social media is a tool for communication, interactivity and collaboration. Senior Australians can use social medial to reconnect with people, create groups and events, play games and send messages.

Hootsuite is a social media management system for social media management. The interface is a dashboard that supports social network integrations for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and WordPress. Hootsuite is perfect if you want access everything at once on the one site
Getting Started with Hootsuite



Use FlickR to share your story through photographs. Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite. It is a popular photo-sharing and hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It supports a busy community where people share and explore each other's photos. You can share and host hundreds of your own pictures within Flickr.

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Google Plus

Use Google Plus for targeted social networking with integration across Google products. Google Plus – is a social network from Google. Some of its tools and features come from existing services and platforms, such as the Picasa photo storing and sharing platform. Some of the features are similar to other popular social networks and micro-blogging platforms - See more at: .What is Google +


Use Pinterest for organising and sharing resources related to your interests. Pinterest is a free website where users can upload, save and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as pinboards.


Use Twitter to microblog. Twitter is a free social networking micro blogging service that allows registered members to broadcast 140 character posts called tweets. On Twitter you can broadcast tweets and follow other users tweets using multiple platforms and devices


Create editable spaces with Wikispaces. A wiki is a collection of edited web pages and resources easily created and hosted via a web Browser



Use YouTube to watch or share videos made by the original content creators.
You can also look at these YouTube resources.