This resource provides an introduction to using social media to support professional activity.

Introduction to social media

Social media is defined as any facility for online publication and commentary (including videos), that allow for communication in the open.

Widely-used third party social media platforms, including but not exclusively Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,, Foursquare, Google+, YouTube, blogs and other social, interactive platforms, present useful mechanisms for sharing information and engaging with a range of audiences.

Using this resource

The menu on the left-hand side of this site (bottom of the page on mobile) can be used to navigate through the material.

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Date published: 10th March 2017 | Last updated: 17th June 2019