Top Social Media Innovation

Mashable recently posted that YouTube is the top social media innovation in the past decade. That’s a pretty bold statement on their part but lets look at their evidence.

Increases in bandwidth, better video capture and uploading, and the rise of social networks were all key roles in increasing the need for YouTube. Being able to embed content in other media, such as this blog post was a great way to spread information via social networks. Anyone is able to post information to YouTube. While some content belongs on America’s Funniest Home Videos, Youtube has lent itself to citizen journalism. Finally it has allowed common people such as Susan Boyle to become famous through their talents. Here’s Susan!


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