Social Media integrates technology, social interaction and content creation using the "wisdom of crowds" to collaboratively connect online information. Through social media, people or groups can create, organize, edit, comment on, combine and share content.
Universities regularly uses social media to interact with their constituents. Here are the most commonly-used types of social media in academia:
Social Media is a way to connect with the world and its use reflects the global nature of today's society. For example, the Stetson University Twitter site has followers from many countries: