Social media convergence

With social media being the most popular tool we have to keep in contact with friends and family. You might find it hard to believe but social media is in fact a form of media convergence. It is surprising as you wouldn’t of thought it would be a form of media convergence. There are many different formats which are used to make and create a social media site. One format which is more important then any other is that of the internet. Without this key convergence we wouldn’t have any form of social media.  The second key convergence we used for social media is a bit of a tricky one as it takes in many different factors. Formats such as photo sharing, address book, ones own thoughts. The list goes on and on.

Because of this wide selection of convergence used to make a social media site, it is one of if not the best example of a successful media convergence. With the number of different social media sites out there, you often have to use different forms of convergence to make it for example instagram is photo based with the internet while tumbler uses your own personal thoughts as well as the internet.  The image below shows the many different typs of social media sites out there.

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