This guide was developed in conjunction with the NIH Library Social Media University course series. Course topics include: Twitter, blogs, and RSS feeds; social networks & online communities (Facebook); online videos (YouTube); and online collaborative tools (Google Drive). This guide features course materials (handouts, PowerPoints, etc.), videos, article citations, links to online resources, tips and tricks, and other information relative to social media.
Social media integrates technology, social interaction, and content creation to collaboratively connect online information. Through social media, people or groups can create, organize, edit, comment on, combine, and share content. Review this video to find out more information about social media.
(Source: HowTo.gov, 2012)
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project:
(Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2012)