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Social Media Definition


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Definition: Social media includes the various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily via the internet to share information and resources. Social media can include text, audio, video, images, podcasts and other multimedia communications.

Social media can be used effectively to help with your job search:

Also Known As: social networking

Examples: Social media can be an effective tool to help with your job search. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn enhance and expedite your hunt for a new job.

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