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Emergence of Social Media by K. Srinivasan 2 Dec 2009 at NITTTR, Chennai


What we will discuss today • Trends of internet growth • Mainline Media and net editions • Broad view of social media • How to make use and discussion


Present trend • Globally, out of 6.7 bn population 1.7 bn use net (25.6% penetration) • In Asia, out of 3.8 bn population 0.7 bn use net (19.4 % penetration) • North America and Europe penetration at 74% and 53% respectivley.


Present trend - Asia • Hongkong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have more than 65% penetration • India 7.0 %. (around 8 crore users) • Growth rate over 2000 - 1500%


India and China • China penetration 25.3% and India 7% • Broadband India 5.2 M and China 33 M • China information are not authentic


Traditional media • Print newspapers, magazines, books • Television • Broadcast Radios like AIR


All in lakhs

Hindu

TOI

Dina malar

Eenadu Sakshi

ABC Jun 09

13.6

29.3

6.7

13.2

12.6

IRS R2/09

52

135

96

146

125

Alexa Rank

N/A

3010

1319

1623

5289

Unique visitors

1.40

0.54

0.13

0.28

0.11

Malayala manorama Alexa 1700 UV 34 K


Dinamalar 1319 Eenadu 1623 TOI 3010 Sakshi 5289


Major Indian TVs on net NDTV

Times Now

IBN Live

Aajtak

Alexa Traffic Rating

1179

22761

38928

36544

Unique visitors Oct 09

1.1 lakh

0.06 lakh

0.22 lakh

0.02 lakh


What is social media? • User generated contents • Using online technologies


How different from traditional media? • Social media is also known as Media 2.0 • User generated content (UGC) • Contents can be changed after publication


Media 2.0 comparison • Interactive • Popularity of the subject • Usage of text, images, audio and video • Citizen journalism


Media 2.0 - comparison • No limitation for space, time, duration • Syndication and distribution • Collating data from other sites eg: Google adsense, RSS feeds, widgets


Evolution of social media • 1970s - E mail • 1980s - List servers • 1990s - Discussion groups , chats, personal websites


Evolution of social media • 1995 - Social networking sites like classmates.com • After 2000 - Blogs, podcasts, Wikis • 2005 - Web 2.0 various applications like tags, book marks


Social media - medium • Blogs • Message boards / social networking • Podcasts (audio and video) • Wiki


Blogs • Technorati has tracked 130 M blogs • Estimated blogs of around 250 million globally


Blogs vs Mainstream media • During Q4 of 2006, out of 100 most popular news sites, 22 were blogs (rose from 12 earlier quarter) • Latest info not available • Audience discrimination between blogs and mainstream media getting lesser


Blogging sites • Blogger • Wordpress • Typepad • Myspace


Social Media Networks • Facebook – 129 M unique visitors in Oct 09 • Linkedin – 15.5 M • Twitter – 23 M • Orkut etc – 0.4 M


• 350 M active users • 50% logon every day • 55 M status updates each day • 2.5 billion photos uploaded / month • 70 languages / 180 countries • 70% of users outside USA • 65 M users access through mobile – 180 operators in 60 countries provide support


Podcasts • Transferring your PC into a radio station and tower • Audio format of blog • Both audio and video


Podcast servers • YouTube – 70 M videos – 85 M unique visitors in Oct 09 • Blip TV – 2 M unique visitors • Odeo – 2 lakh unique visitors


Wiki • A website that can be individually or collaboratively edited using a web browser • Many wikis - Popular Media wiki • Wikipedia - online encylopedia many languages


Wikipedia • 14 M articles in 260 languages • English has 3 M articles • 85000 + active contributors • 67 M unique visitors in Oct 09


Important social media networks • Facebook – 350 M – Alexa Rk 2 • Myspace – 264 M – Rank 11 • Twitter – 45 M – Rank 14 • Linkedin – 50 M – Rank 42 • Hi5 – 80 M – Rank 48 • Orkut – 67 M – Rank 125


How Teachers can use

Learn the importance of social media and also create awareness amongst the students – including cyber law awareness


How to use? • Be part of all relevant social media groups • Keep close watch on the writings • They can provide good input for latest developments


How to use • Create Fan page in Facebook for your Organisation or even Dept. • Share important useful information in Twitter / FB / Linkedin • Keep yourself updated


Open House


Thanks K. Srinivasan www.prpoint.com www.indiavision2020.org 91766 50273 prpoint@gmail.com


Emergece of Social Media