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Social Networking & Social Media

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Social Networking & Social Media.

Background Information

According to Pop Culture Universe, "Social media is an umbrella term that refers to all online communities or publications that foster and encourage conversation between users and allow them to develop, critique, publish, and interact with a vast array of online content." Use the following sources to learn more about social networking and the issues surrounding it.