Traditional Media And Social Media

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Nowadays, people can get news in many ways. Some people use social media when others use traditional media. Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information in virtual communities and networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and so on. Traditional media, as another way to get news, has been used for many years before social media appears. For example, newspaper, television, radio and magazines are some traditional media we often use. In recent years, more and more people start to use social media. Facebook, as a popular social media, has over 1.59 billion monthly active users and over one billion users log on daily. It is known to all that the development of social websites is really rapid and the…show more content…
As Hermida Alfred indicates that more and more users valued social media because it exposed them to a wider range of news. Nowadays, People get information through traditional media just after gatekeepers’ selecting, but they can search for news according to other users that they followed is significant number of social media. In addition, social media is doing well on newsgathering, it helps traditional media gather more and better material, they can find a wider ranges of voices, ideas and eyewitnesses quickly. (Kevin Bakhust September 2011).
Moreover, the social media can listen to and talk to their audiences by using social media. And it allows them to speak to different audiences. The social media offers interactivity, give the audiences’ power to take part into the social media. Half of social network site users have shared news stories, images or videos, and nearly as many have discussed a news issue or event. What’s more, a small number of people are covering the news themselves, by posting photos or videos of news events (Andrea, C. & Monica, A.,
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First, social media, such as Facebook, twitter and Weblog which are convenient and real-time because they products of new technology which can deliver news as well as information to users as quick as possible. Secondly, social media have a wide range of content. For instance, news, pictures, videos and short stories. Social media do not have limited spaces so that users can post as many interesting stuffs as they want. Besides, there are gatekeepers in traditional media to confirm whether the source is appropriate or not, but social media can be more arresting. Thirdly, social media have more interactions company to traditional media. As we all know, we can easily give a like or a comment under any post in social media. However, we can hardly do this for traditional media. Finally, the source of social media might seem like have less credibility than traditional media because everyone has authority to post stuffs on it, but there are an increasing number of traditional media start to create accounts on social media and people can distinguish the false information for most of the time. In summary, social media will replace traditional media in the
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