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This variable is about social media that could or should be attached to Opasnet. For a general description, see Social media in Wikipedia.

Social media are media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues. They support the democratization of knowledge and information and transform people from content consumers to content producers.


What tools or functionalities of social media should be attached to the Opasnet web workspace in such a way that monologue, dialogue, and trialogue are all supported in a balanced and useful way?



Target group Voice discussion Written discussion Attached to information object Permanent trace (archivable) Searchable Join afterwards Multiple copies Copyright
BBS pre-defined group no yes no
Email pre-defined group no yes no yes yes manually yes owner of copy
Facebook dynamic group no yes only Facebook groups yes until owner removes by person join group no Facebook Inc
Henvinet pre-defined researchers no yes
Instant Messenger pre-defined group no yes no no yes owner of copy
IRC pre-defined group no yes no no yes owner of copy
Message board dynamic group no yes no join group
Myspace no yes no
Netmeeting pre-defined group yes yes no no no
Phone pre-defined person or group yes no no no no no
Podcast open one way no yes yes open
Real meeting pre-defined group yes no no written minutes no no writer of minutes
RSS feed pre-defined group no one way no no no
Skype pre-defined person or group yes yes no possible no Skype
Twitter pre-defined group no one way no no Twitter
Wave dynamic group no yes yes yes yes by invitation per wave Google
Wiki open no yes yes yes yes open Wiki owner
Youtube open one way no can be yes open Google


Social media can take many different forms, including Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs|, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, and voice over IP, to name a few. Many of these social media services can be integrated via social network aggregation platforms like Mybloglog and Plaxo.

Examples of social media software applications include:




Reviews and opinions


Brand monitoring



None defined.


Some kind of chat or instant messenger that links discussions to specific pages is needed.

See also


  1. Golder, Scott (2006). "Usage Patterns of Collaborative Tagging Systems". Journal of Information Science 32 (2): 198–208. doi:10.1177/0165551506062337. 

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