In a social media context, content or websites that are "viral" (or which "go viral") are those with a greater likelihood that users will reshare content posted (by another user) to their social network, leading to further sharing.In some cases, posts containing controversial content (e.g., Kim Kardashian's nude photos that "broke the Internet" and crashed servers) or fast-breaking news have been rapidly shared and re-shared by huge numbers of users.This is in contrast to traditional media which operates under a monologic transmission model (one source to many receivers), such as a paper newspaper which is delivered to many subscribers.Some of the most popular social media websites are Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), Whats App, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Baidu Tieba, Pinterest, Linked In, Gab, Google , You Tube, Viber, Snapchat, Weibo and We Chat.A common thread running through all definitions of social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value for the business or organization that is using it.People obtain valuable information, education, news, and other data from electronic and print media.
Another survey was carried out among 7th grade students in America which is known as the Precaution Process Adoption Model.
However, the first social networks were short-lived because their users lost interest.
The Social Network Revolution has led to the rise of the networking sites.
Due to the fact that mobile social media run on mobile devices, they differ from traditional social media by incorporating new factors such as the current location of the user (location-sensitivity) or the time delay between sending and receiving messages (time-sensitivity).
According to Andreas Kaplan, mobile social media applications can be differentiated among four types: Although social media accessed via desktop computers offer a variety of opportunities for companies in a wide range of business sectors, mobile social media, which users are accessing when they are "on the go" via tablet computer or smartphone can take advantage of the location- and time-sensitive awareness of users.
Mobile social media refers to the use of social media on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.