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Social Media, Social Networking, Web 2.0



  1. Schoenly, Lorry


ABSTRACT: Exploring the unknown world of social media can be likened to a journey into the unknown territories west of the Mississippi River of long ago. Like Lewis and Clark, nurses entering social networking communities are likely to discover exciting new treasures and experiences. Preparing for such a journey requires developing an appreciation of geography and language. This article provides a framework for understanding Web 2.0, social media, and networking. Popular social network sites are compared and terminologies are defined. Suggestions for successfully navigating the territory and remaining professional are provided.