Social media encompasses a broad variety of websites, including social networking sites, blogs, wikis, photo sharing, social reading, and more.
Most of the sites on this page fall into more than one category, so it is important to keep that in mind when conducting research on social media.
Definition: A blog (short for "weblog") "is a Web site where an individual records his thoughts and opinions, comments from others and links to other Web resources. A blog can be a personal journal or an interactive forum. Most are public and searchable on the Internet" (Russell, 2003, p. 30).
Below are some popular platforms to create blogs.