In today’s social savvy world, it’s imperative for marketers and CMOs to understand the difference between social media and social networking – not least of all for the impact they could have on your business. Social Media Today‘s Content Hacker, Pete Schauer, wrote…
Trying to figure out the difference between social media and social networking is like trying to fully understand every ranking factor that Google uses for SEO: it’s not easy.
To really understand the difference between the two, we first need to define them. Merriam-Webster defines social media and social networking as the below:
Social Media: forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos).
Social Networking: the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships especially online.