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Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) tip sheet on 'introduction to social media'.

Social networking on social media websites involves the use of the internet to connect users with their friends, family and acquaintances. Social media websites are not necessarily about meeting new people online, although this does happen.

Instead, they are primarily about connecting with friends, family and acquaintances you already have. The most well-known social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. These websites allow you to share photos, videos and information, organise events, chat, and play online games.

Resource: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Download: pdfACCAN Tip Sheet - Introduction to social media