our quest to clarify,
contextualize and cut a path
through the forest of hype
social media in translation
Social media describes a new set of internet tools that enable shared community experiences, both online and in person.
A community, in this context, is a group of people with common interests who connect with one another to learn, play, work, organize and socialize. Communities can be large or small, local or global. They can be public or restricted to members.
Social media tools make it easier for those of us with basic computer skills to create and distribute our stories and discuss the things we care about. They can also help us filter and organize the overwhelming amount of information on the web.