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Discuss the effectiveness of social networks (FaceBook, twitter, MySpace, blogs etc), as a medium for advertisers.

Points to consider:

- How social media started?
- How advertising shifted from traditional media channels to digital media?
- How social media has changed the perception of advertising on consumers (vise-versa)?
- How effective is social networking as a medium for advertisers?

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Social media evolved with the increasing use of internet and social networking sites like FaceBook and twitter in the last 3-4 years. Even though true social networking sites like FaceBook, MySpace and twitter, etc. evolved recently, initial form of social networking evolved in 1990's with the establishment of sites like tripod, geocities, etc. that allowed people to interact with each other via chat rooms and allowed people to set up personal web pages for sharing information. The modern form of social networking evolved in early 2000 with the establishment of sites like Friendster.

How advertising shifted from traditional media channels to digital media?

Advertising has shifted from traditional media to digital media and especially, social media sites like FaceBook in a big way in the last few years due to numerous reasons. The increasing popularity of internet and specifically, social media sites like MySpace, FaceBook, etc. forced advertisers to serious consider online advertising as a ...

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Discuss the effectiveness of social networks as a medium for advertisers.

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